How Cooper Prepared Them For College

Class of 2023 Celebrates College Decision Day
Seniors from The John Cooper School celebrated the ending of their studies with College Decision Day, donning clothing from their next alma mater.
The Class of 2023 filled the campus quad, with shirts, sweatshirts and even pajama bottoms from schools like Harvard, Yale, Baylor and Texas A&M.
“This senior class is one for the record books. At 126 students, they’re our largest class ever, and they applied to over 220 different colleges– the most of any Cooper class,” says Laura Schroeder, Director of College Counseling.
Upper School students will wrap up their classes on Friday, and seniors will commence on May 26.
Schroeder has been with Cooper’s graduating class on their journey to find the right path after graduation, and sees the list of their college decisions as “a collection of students, of their stories, their dreams, their priorities, and their journeys.”
“They’ll head on to these places– 62 of them as of right now, and at these schools, they’ll undoubtedly keep setting records. Yet we’ll remember them, not for where they go, but for who they are and what they do,” says Schroeder.
“Thank you for the honor of being a part of your story, of your journey. We can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Watch this video to see students explain how Cooper prepared them for these moments: 
Here is a list of colleges the Class of 2023 plan to attend:
Auburn University
Babson College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Case Western Reserve University
Clemson University
Colorado School of Mines
Cornell University
Davidson College
Drexel University
Florida State University
George Washington University
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Hofstra University
IE University, Spain
Indiana University
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey-Puebla, Mexico
Lamar University
Lehigh University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Purdue University
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College
Rice University
Saint Edward's University
Saint John’s University
Sam Houston State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The University of Texas-Austin
The University of Texas-Dallas
Trinity University
University of Louisiana
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Utah
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Western Australia University, Australia
The College of William & Mary
Yale University

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