The O'Neal School College Process and Class of 2019 Destinations

May 1st was national college decision day when graduating high school seniors decide which college or university they will attend in the fall.  Near the start of my career, I was a college counselor in New York City and would routinely meet with perspective Kindergarten families trying to make the “right” choice by looking at the school’s college profile and meeting me.  So for many families, decision day is the culmination of 13 years of effort. 
On this day, the students finally end the college process by choosing one college among those who had previously chosen them. We are proud of O’Neal’s Class of 2019, and their college decision day was a celebration of all that they have accomplished at O’Neal.
The college admissions process is currently in the news thanks to the Singer scandal, and for many, the college process is a rite of passage. At O’Neal, academic preparation, student-teacher relationships and our college placement program guide families through the seemingly complex admissions system. Course selection, essay writing, testing, financial aid, etc. are all part of the support offered by O’Neal’s upper school. We have great students and the teachers, coaches and administrators are invested in each student’s success. Our goal is to help our students have college choices that fit their interests and goals. The ability to be successful in college is the ultimate value of an O’Neal education, and the skills to write, collaborate, analyze and think critically, are the strengths that O’Neal students have as they enter college.
The Class of 2019 is extraordinary, and their results on college decision day highlight all that they have done at O’Neal and point toward their bright futures. Please see the statistics and college choices below, and join me in congratulating the O’Neal Class of 2019.

John C. Elmore
Head of School

  • 41 O’Neal Seniors
  • 100% admitted to four-year colleges and universities
  • More than $2,750,000 in scholarship offers
  • Matriculating to 25 colleges in 14 states
  • Five students attending honors programs
  • Two North Carolina State University Park Scholar Semifinalists
  • Tar Heel Merit Scholarship to UNC-CH Honors Program
  • Eleven admitted to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

# admitted (enrolled in bold)
5 students or more
Elon University (1)
Appalachian State University (3)
East Carolina University (2)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (8)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (3)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1)
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
North Carolina State University (1)
University of Mississippi (4)
4 students
Campbell University (1)
University of South Carolina
3 students
Guilford College
Sewanee: The University of the South (1)
Wake Forest University (1)
University of Alabama (1)
University of Georgia
Western Carolina University
2 students
Flagler College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wingate University
College of Charleston
University of Colorado at Boulder (1)
The Ohio State University
University of Virginia (1)
University of Washington (1)
1 students
American University
Averett University
Barnard University (1)
Bluefield College (1)
Cal State University Maritime Academy
Duke University (1)
Emory & Henry College
Furman University
Gardner-Webb University
The George Washington Univ
High Point University
Hofstra University
Lynn University
Meredith College
New York University
Northeastern University
Norwich University
University of Pittsburgh (1)
Point Park University
Queens University of Charlotte
Roanoke College
St Andrews University (1)
Trinity College
Wartburg College
William Peace University
Wofford College
Augusta University
Boston University (1)
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
University of California, Berkeley (1)
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
Clemson University
University of Delaware
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1)
University of Kentucky (1)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Oregon
Purdue University
University of South Carolina, Aiken
Stony Brook University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
College of William and Mary
US Coast Guard Academy Prep School (Marion Military Institute) (1) 
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