Since Mounds Park Academy opened its doors in 1982, it has graduated 1,650 students. They are dreamers. They are doers. They are the kind of people who are making our world a better place. Throughout their time at MPA, they were immersed in a college-going culture that developed their unique set of interests, priorities, and aspirations. They were challenged and supported in the work of finding the best college fit through rigorous courses, a robust and intentional college counseling program, and supportive faculty and staff who helped guide them (and their families) each step of the way.

The 53 members of the Class of 2020 plan to attend 41 different colleges and universities in 18 states, Washington D.C., Canada, and Australia. Explore their choices below!

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Explore the MPA college admission and matriculation list below dating back to 2015 and start to wonder: Where will your child find their best fit?


Bold indicates matriculation to that institution. An asterisk (*) indicates matriculation of more than one student.

Agnes Scott College *
The University of Alabama
Albion College
Alfred University
Alma College
American University *
The American University of Paris
Arizona State University
The University of Arizona
ArtCenter College of Design
Augsburg University *
Babson College *

Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College
Barrett, The Honors College at
Arizona State University *

Bates College
Baylor University *
Beloit College
Bemidji State University
Bentley University
Bethany Lutheran College
Bethel University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University *
Bowdoin College

Bradley University
Brandeis University
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Brown University
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Lutheran University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
University of California, Davis *
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
Carleton College *
Carnegie Mellon University *

Case Western Reserve University
Century College *
Chapman University
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
Clark Honors College, University of Oregon
Clark University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Coe College
Colby College *
Colgate University
College of St. Benedict
University of Colorado at Boulder *
University of Colorado at Denver
Colorado College *

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia University

Concordia College, Moorhead
Concordia University, Montreal (Canada)
Concordia University, St. Paul
University of Connecticut
Cornell College *
Cornell University

Creighton University
Davidson College
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
Denison University
Community College of Denver
University of Denver *
DePaul University *
DePauw University
Des Moines Area Community College
Dickinson College
Dominican University of California
Drake University *
Drexel University *
Duke University

Earlham College
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University *
Florida Southern College
Florida State University

Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
George Washington University *
Georgetown University
University of Georgia

Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Grinnell College *
Gustavus Adolphus College *
Hamline University
Haverford College
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hiram College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
College of the Holy Cross
Hope College
Howard University
The College of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington *
Iowa State University *

The University of Iowa
University of Kansas
Kenyon College
Knox College

Lafayette College
Landmark College
Lawrence University *
Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Luther College *
Macalester College *
Marist College
Marquette University

Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Miami University, Oxford
University of Miami
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University *
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
University of Minnesota, Crookston
University of Minnesota, Duluth *

University of Minnesota, Morris
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities *
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
Montana State University *
University of Montana
Mount Allison University (Canada)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of New Hampshire
New York University
Normandale Community College
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Dakota State University *
University of North Dakota
Northeastern University *
Northern Michigan University

Northland College
University of Northwestern
Northwestern University *
University of Notre Dame *
Oberlin College
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Occidental College
The Ohio State University *

Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Oregon
Oregon State University
Otterbein University
Oxford College of Emory University

Pacific Lutheran University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pitzer College *
Pomona College
Portland State University
University of Portland
Pratt Institute

Princeton University
Providence College
University of Puget Sound *
Purdue University *

Quest University (Canada)
University of Redlands *

Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Rhode Island
Rice University
University of Richmond
Ripon College
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University – Camden
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark
Saint John’s University (MN)
Saint Michael’s College
St. Paul College
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Santa Clara University *
Sarah Lawrence College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts *
Scripps College
Seattle University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simpson College
Skidmore College
Smith College *
University of South Carolina
South Dakota State University
University of Southern California *
Southern Methodist University

Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Catherine University *
St. Cloud State University
St. Lawrence University
St. Norbert College
St. Olaf College *
College of St. Scholastica
University of St. Thomas *
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University,
The State University of New York

Syracuse University
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The University of Texas, Austin
Tulane University
Union College
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University

Vassar College
University of Vermont *
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Wagner College
Warren Wilson College
Wartburg College
Washburn University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis *
University of Washington
University of Washington, Bothell
Wellesley College *
Wesleyan University

Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Willamette University
College of William and Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire *

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
University of Wisconsin, Madison *
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Wisconsin, Stout *

The College of Wooster
Yale University