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Taft Facts 2015-16

Enrollment

Total: 594
Boys: 298
Girls: 296
Boarding: 485
Day: 109
Lowermids (9th grade): 108
Mids (10th grade): 150
Uppermids (11th grade): 158
Seniors: 178

Geographic Distribution

33 states
47 countries

Students of Color

30%

Admissions

New Student Applications: 1,706
New Students Enrolled: 195
Percent from private schools: 40
Percent from public schools: 40
Percent from foreign countries: 20

Tuition

Boarding: $53,850
Day: $39,950

Scholarship Information

Percentage on Financial Aid: 36
Total Grants: $7,700,000
Number of Grants: 212
Average Grant: $36,320

Faculty

Total: 124
Male: 65
Female: 59
Average age: 45
Advanced degrees: 97

Faculty-to-student Ratio

1:5

Average Class Size

11

Academic Courses

200

Volumes in Library

59,500

Advanced Placement

Subjects: 31
372 students took a total of 856 exams
Median score: 4 (out of 5)
Seniors writing exams: 94%

Class of 2015 (156 tested)

Mean SAT I CR: 640
Mean SAT I Math: 661
Mean SAT I Writing: 649
Mean Total: 1950

General Finances

Endowment as of 6/30/15: $236,000,000
Endowment per Student:
$403,419
Annual Operating Budget: $48,013,000

Average Annual Cost per Student: $82,074

Sources of Income (percent of budget)

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

Voluntary Support 2013-14

Annual Fund: $4,071,867
Capital Fund: $10,699,769

Alumni/ae of Record:

8,929

Campus Size

226 acres


College Acceptances

(175 seniors annually) Over the last five years (2011-2015) five or more students have enrolled at the following:

Amherst (12), Babson (6), Bates (13), Boston College (18), Boston University (8), Bowdoin (9), Brown (9), Bryant (6), Bucknell (16), Colby (10), Colgate (12), Colorado College (9), Columbia (11), Connecticut College (9), Cornell (22), Dartmouth (8) Denison (5), Duke (7), Elon (6), Emory (5), Franklin and Marshall (5), George Washington (22), Georgetown (35), Gettysburg (11), Hamilton - NY (11), Harvard (5), Hobart and William Smith (7), Johns Hopkins (7), Lafayette (5), Lehigh (10), MIT (5), McGill (5), Middlebury (18), NYU (17), Northeastern (7), Occidental (6), Princeton (11), Southern Methodist (11), St. Lawrence (9), Stanford (8), Trinity (32), Tufts (21), University of Colorado (6), University of Michigan (8), University of North Carolina (11), Notre Dame (5), UPenn (8), University of Richmond (10), USC (14), St. Andrews (Scotland) (10), University of VT (8), University of VA (17), Vanderbilt (7), Villanova (7), Wake Forest (7), Wesleyan (17), Williams (10), 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 - Edie Traina
  • Dean of Global and Diversity Education - Jamella Lee
  • Dean of Academic Affairs - Jeremy Clifford
  • Director of Community Service - Baba Frew
  • Directors of Athletics - Rob Madden '03 and Rachael Ryan
  • Directors of Residential Life - Casey D'Annolfo and Erin Duffy
  • Director of College Counseling - Alison Almasian '87
  • Director of Marketing and Communications - Kaitlin Orfitelli
  • Director of Counseling and Community Health - Rachel Russell Jacobs
  • 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, Lindsay Leal
  • Deans of Lower Middle Class - Bob Campbell '76, Caitlin Hincker
  • Director of Security - Robert Cizauskas
  • 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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