A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
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Telephone
(603) 772-4311
Website
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,740
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)
$49,880
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
283 responses
Average ACT
32
99 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • E/A or Senior Skip Day
    25%
  • Assembly
    18%
  • Faculty Follies
    12%
  • Principal's Day
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Dunkin Donuts/Rogans Run
    8%
  • EP
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,085
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
16:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Phillips Exeter Academy Reviews

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Exeter has been and will always be home for me. It was in many ways even more difficult academically than college as the grind never stopped: classes from early morning to 6pm, a lot of homework each night and difficult papers. But it was the one place where I learned for the sake of learning, and I never felt that I was wasting my time. Exeter changed me and I grew up so much in those four years. I learned how to live in a dorm and made incredible friends. Exeter pushed me academically through the best classes and the best teachers in the world to learn more and more everyday and the Harkness method really deepened my understanding of any subject as well as my excitement and love for the topics we were discussing. The campus is beautiful and the town has many nice places to eat such as a mexican place, a couple of sandwich places, a few higher-end restaurants as well.There is a big and beautiful forest in school grounds.
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I really loved the academics at this school. The classes that I wanted to take were really amazing, well taught, with plenty of interesting trips and research. The field classes that I took were especially fun to be a part of. I also really enjoyed being part of the sports teams there as a player on a team. The coaches I encountered were fantastic and the sense of family within teams was huge. I struggled a little socially there, but the athletics gave me a chance to connect. Some of the atmosphere of the school can be difficult to manage, it is not for everyone and it takes some adjusting, but it is well worth the effort. I came out well prepared for college academics and challenges.
Phillips Exeter Academy has been an amazing experience. It is a wonderful community that supports its students and staff, and, if something does go wrong, the administration always tries its best to make sure the students' lives get better. Its a diverse community, and everyone is supportive of each other.