Three Jesuit Schools Among Top Contributors to Teach For America
Tags: Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown University, higher education, Jesuit, jesuits, Society of Jesus
Three Jesuit schools are among the colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to Teach For America in 2011.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
Among medium schools (3,000-9,999 undergrads), Boston College ranked second with 56 graduates joining the program, and Georgetown University ranked third with 54. College of the Holy Cross ranked fifth among small colleges and universities (2,999 undergraduates or fewer), with 17 graduates joining the program.
Admission to Teach for America this year was highly selective, with an 11 percent acceptance rate among the record 48,000 individuals who applied. Incoming corps members earned an average GPA of 3.6, and 100 percent have held leadership positions. [Teach for America, College of the Holy Cross]