100% Admission to Four Year Colleges

Rivermont Collegiate’s classes of 2012-2020 admission
 to colleges and universities across the country:

American University D.C.
Arizona State University AZ
Augustana College IL
Baylor University TX – Baylor Squared Medicine
Belmont University TN
Beloit College WI
Bradley University IL
Boston College MA
Boston University MA
Bowdoin College ME
Brown University RI
CALTECH California Institute of Technology CA
Carleton College MN
Case Western Reserve University OH
Columbia University NY
Cornell University NY
Dartmouth College NH
Drexel University PA
Duke University NC
Emory University GA
Fordham University NY
Guilford College NC
Georgia Institute of Technology GA
Johns Hopkins University MD
Iowa State University IA
Illinois Wesleyan University IL
Knox College IL
Lake Forest College IL
Lewis & Clark College OR
Loyola University Chicago IL
Marquette University WI
Michigan State University MI
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ
New York University NY
Northwestern University IL
Oberlin College OH
Pennsylvania State University PA
Philadelphia University PA
Purdue University IN
Reed College OR
Rensselaer Institute of Technology NY
Rice University TX
Richmond University VA
Rochester Institute of Technology NY
Saint Ambrose University IA
San Diego State University CA
Santa Clara University CA
Stanford University CA
Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
Syracuse University NY
The George Washington University D.C.
The Ohio State University OH
University of Alabama (EMSAP) AL
University of Colorado, Boulder CO
University of California: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine
University of California: Los Angeles, San Diego
University of California: Santa Barbara, Riverside
University of Chicago IL
University of Connecticut CT
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IL
University of Iowa IA
University of Kansas KS
University of Maryland MD
University of Miami FL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN
University of Missouri, Kansas City MO
University of North Carolina, Pembroke NC
University of Notre Dame IN
University of the Pacific OR
University of Pennsylvania PA
University of Pittsburgh PA
University of Rochester NY
University of San Diego CA
University of San Francisco CA
University of South Carolina SC
University of Sydney Australia
University of Toronto Canada
University of Virginia VA
University of Washington WA
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
Vanderbilt University TN
Villanova University PA
Wartburg College IA
Washington and Jefferson College PA
Washington University in St. Louis MO
Yale University CT

HeadmasterCollege Counselor
C. Max RoachMitzi Austin

Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school that offers an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one-half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Founded in 1884, the school is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the College Entrance Examination Board. CEEB #161105. Rivermont is a not-for-profit educational institute, 501(c)(3), independent school in the state of Iowa.

Rivermont Collegiate is a SEVP certified school, and its residence hall houses male and female students.

The Program

As a classic preparatory school, Rivermont Collegiate offers its students a firm foundation in academics, as well as exposure to the fine arts, participation in athletics, and service to the community:

DiplomaHonors Diploma*
Social Studies33
Foreign Language33
Computer Science11
Physical Education22

Graduation with Honors also requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

All seniors complete the Senior Project, a 40-hour project (internship, career exploration, community service, etc.) and presentation in a field of interest. Juniors complete the Junior Service Project. Seniors are offered Educational Partner college classes at three local colleges/universities in both fall and spring terms.

As well as Fine Arts and Performing Arts opportunities, Rivermont Collegiate offers a program of competitive athletics, life sports, and clubs including Quad City Rowing, FTC Robotics. Spanish instruction begins in Preschool; French begins in the fourth grade, and Mandarin Chinese has been offered in the Upper School. Other languages are offered via online instructional programs.

Non-Ranking School

As a small, independent school, rank does not give an accurate measure of performance; therefore, we do not report rank.

Academic Honors

A student named to the Headmaster’s List has earned a minimum grade point average of 3.85.

A student who earns Distinction has obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.5

A Merit student has earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 National Merit Scholars

Rivermont Collegiate has graduated 12 National Merit Scholars, seven Finalists, three Semi-Finalists, and 20 National Merit Commended students over thirty-seven graduating classes.

SAT Scores

The average score for the Class of 2020
Critical Reasoning 610
Math 690
Total 1300

ACT Scores

The median score for the Class of 2020
English 27
Math 30
Composite 28

Advanced Placement

Rivermont placed as the Top-ranked College Preparatory School in Iowa for every year of the Iowa AP Index (2005-2020) and achieved the highest AP Index score of all Iowa schools in eleven of sixteen years.