Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA+
Phillips Exeter Academy is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Exeter, NH. It has 1,085 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $49,880 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
Phillips Exeter Academy Rankings
Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Average Graduation Rate
Niche users from this school are most interested in the following colleges.
- A+230 Students
- A+204 Students
- A+199 Students
- A+178 Students
- A+157 Students
- A+157 Students
- A+146 Students
- A+123 Students
- A+119 Students
- A+117 Students
Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
Phillips Exeter Academy Reviews
Phillips Exeter Academy is an amazing school. Students who are here actually want to be here, teachers are passionate and very intelligent, and the community is unparalleled. PEA offers so many opportunities to partake in such a wide variety of activities- from dance to sports to 3D design to robotics and everything/anything in between. There is something for everyone. And if there is not some club or student organization that draws your eye, you can always create it. PEA is prestigious; that is a known fact. But what's important to remember is the values the academy upholds and strives to emulate. Exeter becomes a home for most if not all students, and it's a wonderful place to explore, ask questions, be very confused, and learn!
Phillips Exeter Academy is an amazing institution with renowned facilities, faculty, and alumni. The financial aid is unmatched; I will be forever grateful for the generous financial aid package that my family received. It's a diverse school, and although it's not always perfect in handling issues surrounding equity and inclusion, it's definitely a school that tries really hard to make sure each student feels safe. Stress levels are extremely high here, the workload is intense, and the New Hampshire winters can be extremely dreary, but I have made the best friendships here and have grown so much, both academically and personally. Even through the tough times, I have never regretted saying Yes to Exeter and I know that its all worth it. Additionally, it IS possible to have fun here! Even in a small town, we find ways to just live life and be teenagers.
My experience at Exeter has really shaped me into a better student and citizen of the world. Our motto "non sibi(not for oneself"is a proactive and vital way of life on and off campus. At the Harkness table, your peers are willing to engage in productive discussion and challenge any preconceived ideas that you brought to the table. I think the beauty of Harkness is its collaborative nature. Your peers make you feel belonged and create a safe space for you to share your opinions. As a extroverted student, I loved to lean into discussion, ask thought-provoking questions, and bring in the quieter students at the table. Beyond the academic spheres, there are a host of resources and activities that are available for you to nurture your passions. The people are what makes it special to be at Exeter because they are super supportive and wholesome. I think something Exeter could improve is its approach toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.