Graduate Profile

The Prairie Graduate

Prairie graduates are Scholars, Artists, Athletes, and Leaders who:

Have accumulated a base of knowledge across the humanities and sciences, as well as skills including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Communicate articulately, civilly, and respectfully.

Lead with humility, honor, courage, and generosity.

Are driven by kindness, respect, compassion, and the greater good, and are willing and able to make difficult decisions based on facts guided by the values of justice and compassion.

Understand that life is a journey rather than a destination.

Highlights: Class of 2023

The Prairie School Class of 2023 was offered:

Merit scholarships totaling approximately $15,398,548

326 offers of admission from 144 of the finest colleges and universities across the country

Five Year Testing History


Middle 50% Range

2023 21 – 29
2022 22 – 31
2021 Low participation / Covid
2020 23 – 30
2019 24 – 32

National Merit Scholarship Competition

6 Finalists
including 4 scholars

7 Commended Students

Advanced Placement Courses

Scores Earned

5 27%
4 30%
3 27%
2 14%
1 3%

College/University Acceptances (2013-2023)

Schools in red denote where a member of the Class of 2023 enrolled


Adams State University (CO)
Allegheny College (PA)
Alverno College (WI)
American University (DC)
Appalachian State University (NC)
Arcadia University (PA)
Arizona State University (AZ)
Asbury University (KY)
Auburn University (AL)
Augsburg University (MN)
Augustana College (IL)
Austin College (TX)


Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Ball State University (IN)
Bard College (NY)
Barnard College (NY)
Bates College (ME)
Baylor University (TX)
Bellarmine University (KY)
Belmont University (TN)
Beloit College (WI)
Berklee College of Music (MA)
Bethune-Cookman University (FL)
Binghamton University (NY)
Biola University (CA)
Boise State University (ID)
Boston College (MA)
Boston University (MA)
Bowdoin College (ME)
Bowling Green State University (OH)
Bradley University (IL)
Broward College (FL)
Brown University (RI)
Bryant University (RI)
Butler University (IN)


Cal Poly Humboldt (CA)
California Lutheran University (CA)
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) (CA)
California State University (Long Beach) (CA)
Calvin University (MI)
Cardinal Stritch University (WI)
Carleton College (MN)
Carleton University (ON, Canada)
Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
Carroll University (WI)
Carthage College (WI)
Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Centre College (KY)
Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI)
Chapman University (CA)
Christian Brothers University (TN)
Clark University (MA)
Clemson University (SC)
Coe College (IA)
Colby College (ME)
College for Creative Studies (MI)
College of Charleston (SC)
Colorado College (CO)
Colorado Mesa University (CO)
Colorado School of Mines (CO)
Colorado State University (Fort Collins) (CO)
Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
Concordia University (Chicago) (IL)
Concordia University (Wisconsin) (WI)
Connecticut College (CT)
Cornell College (IA)
Cornell University (NY)
Creighton University (NE)
Culver-Stockton College (MO)


Dartmouth College (NH)
Davidson College (NC)
Denison University (OH)
DePaul University (IL)
DePauw University (IN)
Dominican University (IL)
Dordt University (IA)
Drake University (IA)
Drexel University (PA)
Duke University (NC)
Duquesne University (PA)
Durham University (England)


Eckerd College (FL)
Edgewood College (WI)
Elmhurst University (IL)
Elon University (NC)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach) (FL)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott) (AZ)
Emerson College (MA)
Emory University (GA)
ESCP Europe Business School (England)


Fairfield University (CT)
Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
Ferris State University (MI)
Fisk University (TN)
Flagler College (FL)
Florida Atlantic University (FL)
Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
Florida International University (FL)
Florida Southern College (FL)
Florida State University (FL)
Fordham University (NY)
Fox Valley Technical College (WI)
Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
Franklin University Switzerland (Switzerland)
Furman University (SC)


Gateway Technical College (WI)
George Mason University (VA)
George Washington University (DC)
Georgetown University (DC)
Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Georgia State University (GA)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Gonzaga University (WA)
Goucher College (MD)
Grinnell College (IA)
Guilford College (NC)
Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)


Hamline University (MN)
Hampton University (VA)
Harvey Mudd College (CA)
Hawaii Pacific University (HI)
High Point University (NC)
Hillsdale College (MI)
Holy Cross College (IN)
Howard University (DC)
Huntingdon College (AL)
Huntington University (IN)


Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
Illinois State University (IL)
Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)
Indiana State University (IN)
Indiana University (Bloomington) (IN)
Iowa State University (IA)
Iowa Wesleyan University (IA)
Ithaca College (NY)


Jackson State University (MS)
Jacksonville University (FL)
James Madison University (VA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)


Kalamazoo College (MI)
Kansas State University (KS)
Kent State University (OH)
Kenyon College (OH)
Kettering University (MI)
Knox College (IL)


Lafayette College (PA)
Lake Forest College (IL)
Lake Michigan College (MI)
Lakeland University (WI)
Lawrence Technological University (MI)
Lawrence University (WI)
Lehigh University (PA)
Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Lewis University (IL)
Liberty University (VA)
Lipscomb University (TN)
Loras College (IA)
Louisiana State University (LA)
Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Loyola University Chicago (IL)
Loyola University Maryland (MD)
Loyola University New Orleans (LA)
Luther College (IA)
Lynn University (FL)


Macalester College (MN)
Madison Area Technical College (WI)
Manhattan College (NY)
Manhattanville College (NY)
Marian University (WI)
Marquette University (WI)
Maryville College (TN)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
McDaniel College (MD)
McGill University (Quebec)
Miami University (Oxford) (OH)
Michigan State University (MI)
Michigan Technological University (MI)
Middlebury College (VT)
Mills College (CA)
Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (WI)
Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)
Minnesota State University (Mankato) (MN)
Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)
Monmouth College (IL)
Montana State University (MT)
Montclair State University (NJ)
Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Mount Mary University (WI)


Nazareth University (NY)
New Mexico State University (NM)
New York University (NY)
North Carolina State University (NC)
North Central College (IL)
Northeastern University (MA)
Northern Arizona University (AZ)
Northern Illinois University (IL)
Northern Michigan University (MI)
Northern Vermont University (Johnson) (VT)
Northland College (WI)
Northwest Nazarene University (ID)
Northwestern University (IL)
Norwich University (VT)
Nova Southeastern University (FL)


Oberlin College (OH)
Occidental College (CA)
Ohio University (OH)
Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Old Dominion University (VA)
Olivet Nazarene University (IL)
Oregon State University (OR)
Otis College of Art and Design (CA)
Oxford College of Emory University (GA)


Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University (OR)
Penn State University (University Park) (PA)
Pepperdine University (CA)
Point Park University (PA)
Pratt Institute (NY)
Princeton University (NJ)
Providence College (RI)
Purdue University (IN)


Queen’s University (Ontario)
Quincy University (IL)


Radford University (VA)
Randolph College (VA)
Reed College (OR)
Regis University (CO)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
Rhode Island College (RI)
Rhodes College (TN)
Rice University (TX)
Ripon College (WI)
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Rockford University (IL)
Rockhurst University (MO)
Rollins College (FL)
Roosevelt University (IL)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Rutgers University (Newark) (NJ)


Saint Cloud State University (MN)
Saint Edward’s University (TX)
Saint Louis University (MO)
Saint Mary’s College (IN)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (MN)
San Diego State University (CA)
Santa Clara University (CA)
Santa Monica College (CA)
Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
Savannah College of Art and Design (GA)
Savannah State University (GA)
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Scripps College (CA)
Seattle University (WA)
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Sierra Nevada University (NV)
Skidmore College (NY)
Smith College (MA)
Sonoma State University (CA)
Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) (IL)
Southern Methodist University (TX)
Southwestern University (TX)
Spelman College (GA)
St. Bonaventure University (NY)
St. John’s University (NY)
St. Norbert College (WI)
St. Olaf College (MN)
Stanford University (CA)
Stetson University (FL)
Stony Brook University (NY)
Suffolk University (MA)
SUNY at Albany (NY)
SUNY at Purchase College (NY)
SUNY College at Plattsburgh (NY)
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)
SUNY Korea (South Korea)
Swarthmore College (PA)
Syracuse University (NY)


Texas A&M University (TX)
Texas Christian University (TX)
The American Business School of Paris (France)
The American University of Paris (France)
The College of William and Mary (VA)
The College of Wooster (OH)
The Evergreen State College (WA)
The Ohio State University (OH)
The University of Alabama (AL)
The University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
The University of Montana (MT)
The University of Tampa (FL)
The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) (TN)
The University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
The University of Texas at Austin (TX)
Trinity College (CT)
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Trinity International University (Illinois) (IL)
Trinity University (TX)
Troy University (AL)
Truman State University (MO)
Tulane University of Louisiana (LA)
Tuskegee University (AL)


Union College (NY)
United States Air Force Academy (CO)
United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
United States Naval Academy (MD)
University College Dublin (Ireland)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)
University of Arizona (AZ)
University of Arkansas (AR)
University of California (Davis) (CA)
University of California (Irvine) (CA)
University of California (Los Angeles) (CA)
University of California (Merced) (CA)
University of California (Riverside) (CA)
University of California (San Diego) (CA)
University of California (Santa Barbara) (CA)
University of California (Santa Cruz) (CA)
University of Chicago (IL)
University of Cincinnati (OH)
University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
University of Colorado Denver (CO)
University of Connecticut (CT)
University of Dallas (TX)
University of Dayton (OH)
University of Denver (CO)
University of Florida (FL)
University of Glasgow (Scotland)
University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI)
University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)
University of Iowa (IA)
University of Kansas (KS)
University of Kentucky (KY)
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Lynchburg (VA)
University of Maine (ME)
University of Mary Washington (VA)
University of Miami (FL)
University of Michigan (MI)
University of Minnesota (Duluth) (MN)
University of Minnesota (Morris) (MN)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) (MN)
University of Mississippi (MS)
University of Missouri (Columbia) (MO)
University of Missouri (Kansas City) (MO)
University of Nebraska (Lincoln) (NE)
University of New England (ME)
University of New Hampshire (NH)
University of New Mexico (NM)
University of New Orleans (LA)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
University of North Carolina Wilmington (NC)
University of North Dakota (ND)
University of North Florida (FL)
University of Northern Colorado (CO)
University of Northern Iowa (IA)
University of Northwestern (St Paul) (MN)
University of Notre Dame (IN)
University of Oklahoma (OK)
University of Oregon (OR)
University of Pennsylvania (PA)
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Puget Sound (WA)
University of Redlands (CA)
University of Rhode Island (RI)
University of Richmond (VA)
University of San Diego (CA)
University of San Francisco (CA)
University of South Alabama (AL)
University of South Carolina (SC)
University of Southern California (CA)
University of St Thomas (MN)
University of the Pacific (CA)
University of Tulsa (OK)
University of Utah (UT)
University of Vermont (VT)
University of Virginia (VA)
University of Washington (WA)
University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Green Bay) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (La Crosse) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Madison) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Parkside) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Platteville) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (River Falls) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Stout) (WI)
University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) (WI)
University of Wyoming (WY)
Utah State University (UT)


Valparaiso University (IN)
Vanderbilt University (TN)
Vassar College (NY)
Villanova University (PA)
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)
Viterbo University (WI)


Wake Forest University (NC)
Warren Wilson College (NC)
Washington State University (WA)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Wayne State University (MI)
Wellesley College (MA)
Western Carolina University (NC)
Western Michigan University (MI)
Wheaton College (MA)
Whittier College (CA)
Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario)
Willamette University (OR)
William Paterson University of New Jersey (NJ)
William Penn University (IA)
Williams College (MA)
Winona State University (MN)
Wisconsin Lutheran College (WI)
Wright State University (OH)


Xavier University (OH)


Yale University (CT)