PASADENA — The May 2016 college admission results for AGBU V&T MHS are in…and the news is great. The school has achieved an enviable 100% admission rate for the graduating class of 2016, with students earning seats in the Ivy League, other elite private institutions, and top public schools.

Admission rates to elite universities have become dismal, as schools compete to have the lowest rates and thus be deemed the “most competitive.” Finding an excellent college-preparatory school is at a premium as these rates continue to decrease.

AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School has found success.

Seniors have gained acceptance to George Washington University as well as NYU, USC, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, among others. In addition, students have received offers from IVY League schools, including the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell.

AGBU V&T MHS is especially proud to have earned a seat at Stanford University, which has a 4.69% acceptance rate, the lowest in the country. So low is the rate that on March 30, New York Times journalist Frank Bruni was prompted to write an op-ed piece sarcastically stating that Stanford’s acceptance rates “plummeted all the way to its inevitable conclusion of 0 percent.”

AGBU V&T MHS Spartans have proudly disproved Bruni and, considering that the student body is a mere 168, are even prouder of the achievement.

These are the Spartans’ best results to date and function as a capstone achievement for the school’s decade-long mission to “cultivate the potential of each student-scholar.”

AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School serves the Armenian community of the San Gabriel Valley. It is celebrating its tenth year-its “Decade of Triumph”-instilling an appreciation for Armenian identity and promoting Armenian culture.

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