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Taft Facts 2014-15

Enrollment

Total: 596
Boys: 298
Girls: 298
Boarding: 483
Day: 113
Lowermids (9th grade): 109
Mids (10th grade): 152
Uppermids (11th grade): 159
Seniors: 176

Geographic Distribution

34 states
32 countries

Students of Color

30%

Admissions

New Student Applications: 1,673
New Students Enrolled: 202
Percent from private schools: 40
Percent from public schools: 43
Percent from foreign countries: 17

Tuition

Boarding: $52,300
Day: $38,800

Scholarship Information

Percentage on Financial Aid: 36
Total Grants: $7,670,000
Number of Grants: 214
Average Grant: $36,000

Faculty

Total: 125
Male: 63
Female: 62
Average age: 45
Advanced degrees: 92

Faculty-to-student Ratio

1:5

Average Class Size

11

Academic Courses

200

Volumes in Library

59,500

Advanced Placement

Subjects: 29
306 students took a total of 726 exams
Median score: 4 (out of 5)
Seniors writing exams: 90%

Class of 2014

Mean SAT I CR: 633
Mean SAT I Math: 653
Mean SAT I Writing: 652
Mean Total: 1938

General Finances

Endowment as of 6/30/14: $238,600,000
Endowment per Student:
$407,863
Annual Operating Budget: $46,689,725

Average Annual Cost per Student: $79,811

Sources of Income (percent of budget)

Annual Fund gifts: 9%
Endowment: 21%
Tuition, fees, and auxiliaries: 70%

Voluntary Support 2013-14

Annual Fund: $4,458,279
Capital Fund: $10,400,246

Alumni/ae of Record:

8,737

Campus Size

226 acres


College Acceptances

(175 seniors annually) Over the last five years (2010-2014) five or more students have enrolled at the following:

Amherst (13), Bates (10), Boston College (18), Boston University (5), Bowdoin (10), Brown (5), Bryant (6), Bucknell (14), Colby (10), Colgate (14), Colorado College (7), Columbia (11), Connecticut College (10), Cornell (16), Dartmouth (8) Denison (7), Duke (5), Elon (5), Emory (6), Franklin and Marshall (5), George Washington (24), Georgetown (34), Gettysburg (15), Hamilton - NY (11), Harvard (5), Hobart and William Smith (7), Johns Hopkins (7), Lafayette (5), Lehigh (9), McGill (5), Middlebury (21), NYU (17), Northeastern (8), Princeton (9), Southern Methodist (10), St. Lawrence (9), Stanford (7), Trinity (32), Tufts (19), Union (6), University of Colorado-Boulder (7), University of Michigan (9),University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (7), Notre Dame (5), UPenn (6), University of Richmond (7), USC (12), St. Andrews (Scotland) (7), University of VT (7), University of VA (18), Vanderbilt (7), Villanova (7), Wake Forest (8), Wesleyan (16), Williams (9), Yale (10)


  • Headmaster - William R. MacMullen '78
  • Assistant Headmaster - Rusty Davis
  • Director of Admissions - Peter A. Frew '75
  • Dean of Students - Sarah Sanborn D'Annolfo
  • Dean of Faculty - Linda Saarnijoki
  • Dean of Global and Diversity Education - Jamella Lee
  • Dean of Academic Affairs - Jon Willson '82
  • Director of Community Service - Elizabeth A. Frew
  • Director of Counseling and Community Health - Rachel Russell
  • Directors of Athletics - Rob Madden '03 and Rachael Ryan
  • Director of College Counseling - Alison Almasian '87
  • Director of Communications - Kaitlin Orfitelli
  • Director of Counseling and Community Health - Rachel Russell
  • Medical Director - Diane Fountas, M.D.
  • Deans of Senior Class - Susan McCabe, Jack Kenerson '82
  • Deans of Upper Middle Class - Shannon Lenz Guidotti, Oscar Parente
  • Deans of Middle Class - Jon Bender, Jennifer Reilly
  • Deans of Lower Middle Class - Bob Campbell '76, Caitlin Hincker
  • Director of Security - Michael Bolton
  • Business Manager - Gil Thornfeldt
  • Director of Development - Christopher Latham
  • Director of Annual Fund - Kelsey Kerr Pascoe
  • Director of Technology - Charles Thompson
  • Director of Summer School - Tom Antonucci
  • Director of Taft Education Center - Al Reiff '80
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