Overview

Founded in 1891, Hotchkiss strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity. Our students come from 37 states and 33 foreign countries. Thirty-nine percent are students of color. Over $7.6 million in financial aid is available each year; 37 percent of students receive financial aid.
With more than 248 courses, Hotchkiss offers a large-school academic experience with a small-school feeling. The average class size is 12, and facilities include a 97,500-item library, a visual arts center, two theatres, new state-of-the-art athletic and music centers, and a golf course and tennis courts, all on an 827-acre campus.
Our athletic teams compete with remarkable success in 19 interscholastic sports, including baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, hockey,lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. We also offer instruction in outdoor leadership, paddle tennis, rock climbing, spin cycling, and yoga.
With a teacher:student ratio of 1:5 and course offerings that total 248, our students have exceptional opportunities for advancing their education and finding mentors on the faculty who will support them in their learning. Students, teachers, and staff members are equally important members in this community based on trust, mutual respect, compassion and shared intellectual curiosity.
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The Hotchkiss School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

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

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $72,620
Day S. Tuition: $49,550
# of Students: 603
Boarding Rate: 94%
Teacher:Student: 1:5%
International Student: 13%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $767,828/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 72%
SAT: 1431/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 12
#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9
#3 Harvard College 10
#3 Stanford University 10
#3 Yale University 17
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#6 University of Chicago 42
#7 Johns Hopkins University 1
#7 University of Pennsylvania 15
#10 Duke University 8
#10 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 7
#12 Dartmouth College 14
#13 Brown University 16
#15 Rice University 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 9
LAC #3 Pomona College 1
#17 Cornell University 27
#18 Columbia University 19
#18 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Berkeley 5
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 1
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 6
#22 Emory University 1
#22 Georgetown University 34
#25 New York University 12
#25 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
#25 University of Virginia 11
LAC #5 Wellesley College 1
#29 University of Florida 1
#29 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6
#29 Wake Forest University 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 6
LAC #6 Carleton College 1
LAC #6 United States Naval Academy 1
#32 Tufts University 10
#34 University of California: Irvine 1
#36 Boston College 10
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
#41 Boston University 14
#44 Case Western Reserve University 1
#44 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#44 Northeastern University 5
#44 Tulane University 9
LAC #9 Claremont McKenna College 1
#51 Lehigh University 1
#51 Purdue University 1
#51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 Trinity University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
LAC #11 Middlebury College 14
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 1
#62 George Washington University 1
#62 Syracuse University 1
#62 University of Pittsburgh 1
#62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
LAC #13 Smith College 1
LAC #13 Vassar College 1
#67 University of Connecticut 1
#67 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#68 St. Lawrence University 7
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1
#72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#72 Reed College 1
#72 Southern Methodist University 1
LAC #15 Davidson College 1
LAC #15 Grinnell College 1
LAC #15 Hamilton College 1
#77 Loyola Marymount University 1
SUNY University at Binghamton 1
#85 Lake Forest College 1
#89 Colorado School of Mines 1
#89 Howard University 1
#89 Texas Christian University 1
LAC #18 Barnard College 8
LAC #18 Colgate University 9
LAC #18 Haverford College 1
LAC #18 United States Air Force Academy 1
LAC #18 University of Richmond 1
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 14
#97 Clark University 1
#105 Drexel University 1
#105 Miami University: Oxford 1
#105 University of Utah 1
#111 Drew University 1
LAC #24 Colby College 11
Arizona State University 1
#121 Chapman University 1
#121 University of Vermont 1
LAC #25 Bates College 1
#127 Clarkson University 1
LAC #27 Colorado College 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#137 Seattle University 1
#137 University of Alabama 1
LAC #29 Harvey Mudd College 1
#151 University of Mississippi 1
LAC #31 Kenyon College 6
LAC #33 College of the Holy Cross 1
LAC #33 Scripps College 1
#182 University of Houston 1
LAC #37 Bucknell University 11
LAC #39 Denison University 1
LAC #39 Lafayette College 1
LAC #39 Skidmore College 1
LAC #39 Trinity College 1
#219 Sacred Heart University 1
LAC #51 Dickinson College 1
LAC #55 Connecticut College 1
LAC #61 Gettysburg College 1
#317 East Tennessee State University 1
American University of Paris 1
and Political Science 1
Assumption College 1
Berklee College of Music 1
California State University: Northridge 1
College of William and Mary 1
John Cabot University Italy 1
London School of Economics and Political Science 1
Marist College 1
McGill University 1
Oberlin College 1
Penn State University Park 1
Providence College 1
Siena College 1
SUNY College at Oswego 1
Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico 1
Union College 6
United States Military Academy 5
University of British Columbia 1
University of California: Santa Cruz 1
University of Colorado Boulder 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
University of Maryland: College Park 1
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities 1
University of Navarra Spain 1
University of Oklahoma Norman 1
University of St. Andrews 9
University of Tennessee: Knoxville 1
University of Toronto 1
Weatherford College 1
Western University 1
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Sports

(Total 19)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Floor Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Mountain Biking
Rowing
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Floor Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Mountain Biking
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 29)
Competitive Club Soccer
Fairfield Farm Ecosytems and Adventure Team (FFEAT)
Woods Squad
Fly Fishing
Winter
Club Hockey
Running
Club Basketball
Club Squash
Yoga
Competitive Club Soccer
Fairfield Farm Ecosytems and Adventure Team (FFEAT)
Woods Squad
Fly Fishing
Winter
Club Hockey
Running
Club Basketball
Club Squash
Yoga
Dance Company
Math Team
SEED
Spring
Athletic teams (varsity
junior varsity
thirds)
Exercise & Fitness
Early AM Exercise & Fitness
Dynamic Training
Golf
Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA)
Mischianza (yearbook)
Fairfield Farm Ecosystem and Adventure Team (FFEAT)
Robotics/EFX Lab
Community Service
Ceramics
Dance
Sports Media
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Arts

(Total 15)
Ceramics
Portfolio
Architecture
Dance
Music
Chorus
Jazz
Music Technology
Photography
Photography Portfolio
Ceramics
Portfolio
Architecture
Dance
Music
Chorus
Jazz
Music Technology
Photography
Photography Portfolio
Digital Media
Narrative Film
Documentary
Filmmaking
Production
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1891
Campus Size: 827 acres
Boarding Rate: 94%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Skype, On Campus
Other Accepted Scores: ISEE,SAT,PSAT
School Code:
TOEFL: 8199
SSAT: 4012
ISEE: 70335

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 54)
4.9/ 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

Q&A

(Total 147)
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Frequently Ask Questions about The Hotchkiss School

Tell me a bit about The Hotchkiss School.
The Hotchkiss School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Connecticut, US. It was founded 1891 , and currently has about 603 students, 13.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.hotchkiss.org.
Does The Hotchkiss School have rigorous academic requirements?
In recent years, 64 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Hotchkiss School also have 72% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Hotchkiss School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 9.59% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 27.62% go to top 25, and about 19.19% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Hotchkiss School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Hotchkiss School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Hotchkiss School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Hotchkiss School in 2024 is $73,710 ~ $73,890, 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 admission@hotchkiss.org .
Where is The Hotchkiss School located?
The Hotchkiss School is located in the State of Connecticut of USA.
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The overall rating for The Hotchkiss School is A+.

The section ratings of The Hotchkiss School are:
A+ for Matriculation
A+ for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A- for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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