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May 21, 2024

Seniors Heading to Top Colleges

The Academy of the Holy Angels is pleased to announce that the Class of 2024 has earned acceptance to some of the finest institutions of higher education in the United States of America, Canada, and Ireland. In addition, the members of the senior class have earned an aggregate of $11 million in scholarships toward their undergraduate studies.

Multiple Angels will be heading off to Ivy League schools.


“We are incredibly proud of our students’ achievements this year. Their hard work and resilience have paid off in extraordinary ways as evidenced by their acceptances to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country and beyond. This is a testament, not only to their individual efforts, but also to the supportive community and exceptional faculty that have guided them throughout their high school journey at Holy Angels,” AHA Principal Jean Miller stated.


Rachel Jackiewicz, director of the AHA Office of Academic and College Counseling, told the Class of 2024: “Congratulations, seniors! You’ve worked hard to get to this point and you should be proud of yourselves. As you go out into the world, I encourage you to write this next chapter of your lives with excitement, gratitude, and wonder. Spread your Angel wings and fly high. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Take risks (calculated, intelligent ones). Travel the world. Continue learning. Explore the endless possibilities that life has to offer. Be proud of yourselves, work hard, and never settle for less than what your potential is. Continue to do amazing things and never stop reaching for the stars.”


As of mid-May, Angels gained entry to the following colleges and universities:

The University of Alabama

McGill University

American University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

American University (School of Public Affairs)

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Arizona State University-Tempe

Monmouth University

Auburn University

The University of Montana

Babson College

Montclair State University

Bates College

Mount Holyoke College

Baylor University

The New England Conservatory of Music

Belmont Abbey College

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Bentley University

University of New Haven

Binghamton University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Binghamton University (Harpur College of Arts & Sciences)

NJIT (College of Science and Liberal Arts)

Boston College

The College of New Jersey

Boston College (Carroll School of Management)

New York Institute of Technology

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

New York University

Boston University

NYU (Rory Meyers College of Nursing)

Boston University (College of Communication)

Nichols College

Brandeis University

Northeastern University

Bryant University

Northeastern University (College of Engineering)

Bucknell University

Northwestern University

Caldwell University

Nova Southeastern University

University of California-Davis

Pace University

University of California-Irvine

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University of California-Santa Cruz

Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College

Case Western Reserve University

University of Pennsylvania

The Catholic University of America

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

University of Central Florida

Pratt Institute-Main

College of Charleston

Providence College

Clark University

Purdue University-Main Campus

Clemson University

CUNY Queens College

Colgate University

Quinnipiac University

Columbia University in the City of New York

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Commonwealth University

Rhode Island School of Design

Connecticut College

University of Rhode Island

University of Connecticut

Rider University

Cornell University

Rochester Institute of Technology

The City University of New York – CUNY

University of Rochester

University of Dayton

Rollins College

Delaware State University

Rowan University

University of Delaware

Rutgers University-Camden

Drexel University

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Elon University

Rutgers -New Brunswick (College of Nursing)

Emerson College

Rutgers -New Brunswick (Mason Gross School of the Arts)

Emory University

Rutgers -New Brunswick (Rutgers Business School)

Fairfield University

Rutgers -New Brunswick (School of Arts and Sciences)

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Rutgers University-Newark

Fashion Institute of Technology

Sacred Heart University

Felician University

Saint Joseph’s University

Florida Atlantic University

Saint Peter’s University

Florida International University

Salve Regina University

Florida State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

University of Florida

University of Scranton

Fordham University

Seton Hall University

Fordham University (Fordham College at Lincoln Center)

Seton Hall University (College of Nursing)

Fordham University (Fordham College at Rose Hill)

Siena College

Franklin and Marshall College

Skidmore College

George Mason University

Smith College

Georgetown University

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

University of Southern CA (School for Communication)

University of Georgia

St. John’s University-New York

Gordon College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Hamilton College

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Harvard University

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Stockton University

High Point University

Stonehill College

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Stony Brook University

College of the Holy Cross

Suffolk University

Howard University

Syracuse University

Indiana University-Bloomington

Syracuse U. (College of Visual & Performing Arts)

Indiana University-Bloomington (College of Arts & Sciences)

Syracuse U. (School of Public Communications)

Iona University

The University of Tampa

University of Iowa

Temple University

Ithaca College

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

James Madison University

The University of Texas at Austin

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The George Washington University

The Juilliard School

The New School

Kean University

The Ohio State University-Main Campus

Kenyon College

University of Toronto

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Trinity College Dublin

Lafayette College

Vanderbilt University

Le Moyne College

Vassar College

Lehigh University

University of Vermont

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Villanova University

Loyola Marymount University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Loyola University Chicago

Virginia Tech

Loyola University Maryland

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Lynn University

Wagner College

Macalester College

Wake Forest University

Manhattan College

Wellesley College

Manhattanville University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Marist College

Western Carolina University

Marquette University

Widener University

Maryland Institute College of Art

William & Mary

University of Maryland-College Park

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Marymount Manhattan College

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

University of Wisconsin (College of Letters & Science)

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Xavier University

University of Massachusetts-Boston



AHA’s Class of 2024 celebrates on College T-Shirt Day.

AHA’s counselors work collaboratively with the faculty, administration, colleges, and universities to meet the needs of each individual. Every Angel in Grades 9-12 works with an assigned counselor, who can provide personalized assistance with course selection, career information, standardized testing, educational enrichment opportunities, and college selection. OACC offers the AHA – FDU Early College Program, the Advanced Placement Program, College Application Q&A, College Essay Writing Workshop, College Financial Aid Night, College Immediate Decision Days, Parent and Student College Workshops, Methodize, Naviance College Planning, Senior College Conferences, and the College Fair.


Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds.