Outstanding College Destinations for the Class of 2020

O’Neal just recently held a diploma ceremony for its Class of 2020. Scheduled by appointment, each graduate got to go on stage and formally, with distance in mind, receive their diploma. Their closest family members were invited to witness the occasion. The School hopes to carry out the Class of 2020’s wishes for a live commencement in July.
O’Neal’s class of 2020 consists of 30 students, each of whom have much to celebrate as they have successfully navigated the college admissions process. At O’Neal, academic preparation, student-teacher relationships and the 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. Teachers, coaches and administrators are invested in each student’s success. The School’s objective is to help 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,” says Head of School John Elmore; “and the skills to write, collaborate, analyze and think critically, are the strengths that O’Neal students have as they enter college.”
Amid the extraordinary situation presented to the Class of 2020, all have persevered and the School is exceptionally proud of their accomplishments.
Please see the statistics and college choices below for The O’Neal School Class of 2020.
The O’Neal School- Class of 2020
  • 30 graduates- 18 girls, 12 boys
  • Submitted 170 applications
  • More than $1.8 million offered in scholarship money ($1,802,258)
  • 100% accepted at four-year colleges
  • Enrolling at 23 colleges in 12 states and one in UK
  • Average Apps per student= 5.6
  • Athletics-D1 NCAA Golf, D3 NCAA Tennis, D2 NJCAA Basketball
  • Arts- Industrial Design program at NC State
  • One Military enlistment- Army
  • One student attended Governor’s School
  • One NC State Park Scholar Finalist
  • Two Attending Honors College

Early Decision:
  •   2 students applied Early Decision and 2 were admitted
# admitted (enrolled in bold)
5 students or more
High Point University-1 attending
Appalachian State University – 6 (1 attending)
East Carolina University-1 attending
University of North Carolina at Wilmington- 6 admitted (2 attending)
4 students
North Carolina State University- 4 applied (3 attending)
3 students
Campbell University
Queens University of Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- 2 attending
University of North Carolina at Charlotte- 1 attending
Pennsylvania State University- 1 attending
2 students
Wingate University
Auburn University
Clemson University – 1 attending
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Purdue University
University of Tennessee Knoxville- 1 attending
University of Wisconsin- Madison- 1
1 students
Arizona State University
Averett University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bucknell University
Cedarville University
Chowan University
Colby College
Drexel University
Eckerd College
Furman University
Gonzaga University
Guilford University
Hood College
Lees-McRae College
Liberty University
Livingstone College
Methodist University
Randolph College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Augustine’s University
St John’s University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
University of Mount Olive
William Peace University
Aberystwyth University- UK
University of Alabama at Huntsville
Boston University
Coastal Carolina University
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Elizabeth City State University
Florida Gulf Coast University
George Mason University
University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne
Indiana University-Bloomington
James Madison University
John Cabot University- Italy
University of Kansas
University of Mississippi
Montana State University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The Ohio State University
University of Toledo
University of Aberdeen-Scotland
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Washington, Seattle
Western Carolina University
    • The O'Neal Class of 2020

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