Ashley Hall Class Of 2018 Garners Record $4.5 Million in Merit Scholarship Awards

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A Total of $9 Million in Merit Money in Five Years

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Ashley Hall Class of 2018

Our graduates are being honored at a time when colleges are recognizing the strength of an interdisciplinary curriculum that connects humanities and the sciences and when leadership for women and a global mindset mean more than ever. -- Jill Muti, Head of School, Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall, South Carolina’s only independent girls’ school, held its 108th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 27 in a ceremony steeped in tradition and anticipating its graduates’ promising futures. The event celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2018 which received a record sum of more than $4.5 million in merit scholarships to colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, bringing the total merit awards of Ashley Hall graduates over five years to more than $9 million.

“I am thrilled for the Class of 2018,” said Head of School Jill Muti. “Our graduates are being honored at a time when colleges are recognizing the strength of an interdisciplinary curriculum that connects humanities and the sciences and when leadership for women and a global mindset mean more than ever.”

A premier independent school in the Southeast for girls, Ashley Hall is dedicated to deep learning, healthy development, high achievement, and community impact. The 54 members of the Class of 2018 were accepted at 111 higher education institutions and will attend 42 colleges and universities in 20 states and the District of Columbia, in addition to Wales in the United Kingdom.

When asked what makes college counseling at Ashley Hall distinctive, Director of College Counseling Amanda Murrell said, “We want to focus on the match, both academic and financial, between the student and the college or university. When the girls are able to look outside their obvious choices and see opportunities and advantages at schools they’ve never considered, Ashley Hall has succeeded.”

About Ashley Hall:

Founded in 1909 in Charleston, South Carolina, Ashley Hall’s mission to produce educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence, is met through a challenging and rewarding academic program. With a diverse student body of approximately 690, Ashley Hall offers an individualized curriculum tailored to the learning styles of girls that provide its students with an outstanding education and competitive advantage in today’s world. For more information about the school, including enrollment, visit

The Ashley Hall 2018 College Acceptance List:

Aberystwyth University (Wales, UK)
The University of Alabama
Allegheny College
The American University of Paris
Anglia Ruskin University
Appalachian State University
The University of Arizona
Auburn University
Bard College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Berry College
Boston College
Brandeis University
Brevard College
Bryn Mawr College
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
Carleton College
College of Charleston
College of Charleston, Honors
The Citadel
Clemson University, Honors
Coastal Carolina University
Colby College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
Dickinson College
Duke University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Flagler College
University of Florida
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
The George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Georgia
University of Georgia, Honors
University of Hawaii at Manoa
High Point University
Hollins University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indiana University at Bloomington
James Madison University
Kenyon College
Lawrence University
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Marymount Manhattan College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Meredith College
Miami University
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Mississippi
New York University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
University of Notre Dame
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
University of Portland
Purdue University
Rhodes College
Richmond, The American International University in London
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Salve Regina University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
San Jose City College
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
University of South Carolina
Southern Methodist University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
The University of Tampa
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The New School
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Aberdeen
Vanderbilt University
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington
West Valley College
Westminster College
Winthrop University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wofford College
Xavier University

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