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Taft Facts 2013-14

Enrollment

Total: 576
Boys: 286
Girls: 290
Boarding: 470
Day: 106
Lowermids (9th grade): 104
Mids (10th grade): 146
Uppermids (11th grade): 162
Seniors: 164

Geographic Distribution

33 states
32 countries

Students of Color

34%

Admissions

New Student Applications: 1,590
New Students Enrolled: 178
Percent from private schools: 41
Percent from public schools: 44
Percent from foreign countries: 15

Tuition

Boarding: $50,300
Day: $37,300

Scholarship Information

Percentage on Financial Aid: 37
Total Grants: $7,400,000
Number of Grants: 209
Average Grant: $33,860

Faculty

Total: 124
Male: 64
Female: 60
Average age: 45
Advanced degrees: 92

Faculty-to-student Ratio

1:5

Average Class Size

12

Academic Courses

200

Volumes in Library

59,500

Advanced Placement

Subjects: 29
Exams given: 697
Median score: 4 (out of 5)
Seniors writing exams: 90%

Class of 2013

Mean SAT I CR: 640
Mean SAT I Math: 657
Mean SAT I Writing: 638
Mean Total: 1935

General Finances

Market Value of the Endowment as of 6/30/13: $208,000,000
Endowment per Student: $361,111
Annual Operating Budget: $45,294,000

Average Annual Cost per Student: $78,635

Sources of Income (percent of budget)

Annual Fund gifts: 10%
Endowment income: 28%
Tuition, fees, and auxiliary income: 62%

Voluntary Support 2012-13

Annual Fund: $4,207,972
Capital Fund: $8,526,454

Alumni/ae of Record:

8,737

Campus Size

224 acres


College Acceptances

Over the last five years (2009-13) five or more students have enrolled at the following:

Amherst, 16; Bates, 9; Boston College, 16; Boston Univ., 8; Bowdoin, 10; Brown, 5; Bryant, 6; Bucknell, 15; Carnegie Mellon, 5; Colby, 14; Colgate, 13; Colorado College, 9; Columbia, 12; Connecticut College, 11; Cornell, 15; Dartmouth, 7; Denison, 6; Emory, 6; Fairfield, 5; Franklin and Marshall, 10; George Washington, 24; Georgetown, 35; Gettysburg, 15; Hamilton, 9; Hobart and William Smith, 7; Johns Hopkins, 6; Lehigh, 11; Middlebury, 15; NYU, 14; Northeastern, 7; Northwestern, 5; Occidental, 5; Princeton, 11; Southern Methodist, 8; St. Lawrence, 10; Stanford, 7; Trinity, 30; Tufts, 19; Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, 7; Univ. of Denver, 5; Univ. of Michigan, 8; Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 5; Univ. of Pennsylvania, 7; Univ. of Richmond, 7; Univ. of Southern California, 10; Univ. of St. Andrews, 7; Univ. of Vermont, 5; Univ. of Virginia, 14; Vanderbilt, 10; Villanova, 10; Wake Forest, 13; Wesleyan, 17; Wheaton (MA), 5; Williams, 7; Yale, 12.


  • 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 Academic Affairs - Jon Willson '82
  • Director of Community Service - Elizabeth A. Frew
  • Director of Counseling and Community Health - Jean S. Piacenza '75
  • Directors of Athletics - Rob Madden '03 and Rachael Ryan
  • Director of College Counseling - Terence A. Giffen
  • Director of Communications - Julie Reiff
  • Deans of Senior Class - Susan McCabe, Jack Kenerson '82
  • Deans of Upper Middle Class - Shannon Lenz Guidotti, Colin Farrar
  • 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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