Founded in 1781, Phillips Exeter Academy originated the Harkness philosophy of teaching whereby 12 students and a teacher join in classes around an oval Harkness Table. Students from 44 states and 29 countries enjoy a rich curriculum of over 350 courses. More than $15 million in financial aid supports 48% of Exeter's students. An endowment of more than $800 million supports Exeter's commitment to academics, excellence in teaching, a diverse student body, a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities including the new Phelps Science Center and the Academy Center.
Official information of Phillips Exeter Academy in 2024 | FindingSchool

A+ Boarding
A+ Matriculation
A+ Academics
A+ Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A+ Reviews
A- Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Tuition: $61,121
# of Students: 1,078
Teacher:Student: 1:5
International Student: 8%
AP Courses: 7
Endowment: $1,205,937/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 66%
SAT: 1443/1600

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AP Courses

(Total 7)
Physics 1
Physics 2
Physics B
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics 1
Physics 2
Physics B
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
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(Total 17)
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Water Polo
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(Total 5)
3D Design
3D Design

Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 114)
Astronomy Club
Bridge Club
Catholic Exonians
Christian Fellowship
Daniel Webster Debate Society
Exeter Jewish Community
Korean Society
Muslim Student Association
Outing Club
Astronomy Club
Bridge Club
Catholic Exonians
Christian Fellowship
Daniel Webster Debate Society
Exeter Jewish Community
Korean Society
Muslim Student Association
Outing Club
Peer Tutoring
Republican Club
Student Council
Academy Belly Dancing Society
Active Minds PEA
Activism in Art
African Students Association
Afro Shade
Afro-Latinx Exonian Society (ALES)
Architecture Club
Art for Mental Health
Asian Voices (AV)
Association of Low Income Exonians
Badminton Club
Baking Club
Beat of Asia (BOA)
Biology Club
Bob Ross Breakfast Club
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Chinese Language Society
Costume and Cosplay Club
CSO (Chinese Student Organization)
Cube Club
Democracy of Sound (exeter)
Democratic Club DRAMAT
Entrepreneurship Club
Environmental Action Committee
Environmental Proctors (E-Proctors)
Ethics Forum
Exeter Association of Rock (EAR)
Exeter Business Club
Exeter Climate Lobby
Exeter Computing Club
Exeter Culinary Association
Exeter Cybersecurity Club
Exeter DnD Club
Exeter Economics Club
Exeter Investment Society
Exeter Off Planet Society
Exeter Origami
Exeter Photography Club
Exeter Pinoy Society
Exeter Rescue Team (LiNK)
Exeter Socialist Union
Exeter Workout Club
Exonians Against Sexual Assault (EASA)
Feminist Union
Fight Club
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Geography Club
Go Club
History Club
Hong Kong Club
In Essence
Indigenous Reconciliation Club
International Student Alliance
Japan-America Society (JAS)
Ké Kontan
Legal Society
Linguistics Club
Magic the Gathering Club
Makers of Exeter
Math Club
MATTER Magazine
Medical Anthropology Club
Mock Trial
Model United Nations
Multiracial Exonian Society (MRES)
Physics Club
Ping Pong Club
Powerlifting Club
All female Step Team
Psychology Club
Random Acts of Kindness
Reel Life Productions (RLP)
Robotics Club
Russian Language Society
Science Bowl
Science Olympiad
Standup Exeter
Students Demand Action
Sunrise Exeter
Super Smash Brothers Club
Surf Club
The Admissions Tour Guides
The Asian Magazine
The Exeter Review
The Exonian
The Exonian Business Board
The Exonian Web Board
UNITE Coalition and Publication
Vietnamese Society
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1781
Campus Size: 671 acres
Boarding Rate: 81%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Skype, On Campus, 校友面试
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: ISEE,PSAT,SAT I,ACT
School Code:
TOEFL: 8128
SSAT: 5764
ISEE: 300185



Brief Reviews

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5.0/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation


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Frequently Ask Questions about Phillips Exeter Academy

Tell me a bit about Phillips Exeter Academy.
Phillips Exeter Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Boston, New Hampshire, US. It was founded 1781, and currently has about 1078 students, 7.80% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.exeter.edu.
Where is Phillips Exeter Academy located?
Phillips Exeter Academy is located in the State of New Hampshire of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 43 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
Does Phillips Exeter Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
Phillips Exeter Academy is offering 7 AP courses.

In recent years, 86 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Phillips Exeter Academy also have 66% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
How popular is Phillips Exeter Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Phillips Exeter Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 9 for all US schools.

Also Phillips Exeter Academy has been favorited by 1070 users.
Where do Phillips Exeter Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 19.38% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 17.29% go to top 25, and about 19.27% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
How to start with an application with Phillips Exeter Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Phillips Exeter Academy’s official site: http://www.exeter.edu or call them at 603-777-3437.
What is the application requirement for Phillips Exeter Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Phillips Exeter Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Phillips Exeter Academy?
Yes, here are few: The Hotchkiss School, The Lawrenceville School and Concord Academy.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
What is the latest tuition for Phillips Exeter Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Phillips Exeter Academy in 2024 is $62,021 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admit@exeter.edu .
What is the FindingSchool rating for Phillips Exeter Academy?
The overall rating for Phillips Exeter Academy is A+.

The section ratings of Phillips Exeter Academy are:
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A+ for Community
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