100% Admission to Four Year Colleges

Rivermont Collegiate’s classes of 2012-2019 admission
 to colleges and universities across the country:

American University D.C.

Augustana College IL

Baylor University TX Baylor Squared Medicine

Belmont University TN

Bentley University

Bowdoin College, ME

Boston University MA

Bradley University

Brown University RI

CALTECH California Institute of Technology CA

Carleton College MN

Case Western Reserve University OH

Clarke University

Columbia University NY

Cornell University NY

Dartmouth College NH

Drexel University PA

Duke University NC

Emory University GA

Fordham University NY

Georgia Institute of Technology GA

Guilford College

Iowa State University IA

Illinois Wesleyan University IL

Johns Hopkins University MD

Knox College IL

Lake Forest College IL

Lewis & Clark College OR

Louisiana State University

Loyola University Chicago IL

Luther College

Marquette University WI

New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ

New York University NY

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Northwestern University IL

Oberlin College OH

Pace University

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

Seattle University

Stanford University CA

Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ

SUNY University at Buffalo

Texas A & M University

The College of Wooster

The George Washington University D.C.

The Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

University of Alabama (EMSAP)

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Berkeley/Davis/Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles/San Diego

University of Chicago IL

University of Connecticut CT

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa IA

University of Kansas KS

University of Maryland MD

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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 Northern Iowa

University of Notre Dame IN

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania PA

University of Pittsburgh PA

University of Rochester NY

University of South Carolina

University of The Pacific

University of Toronto, College of Engineering

University of Virginia

University of Washington, Seattle

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Valparaiso University

Vanderbilt University, TN

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington and Jefferson College PA

Washington University in St. Louis MO

Wichita State University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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 accredited by 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 2018
Critical Reasoning 690
Math 660
Total 1350

ACT Scores

The median score for the Class of 2018
English 30
Math 28
Composite 30

Advanced Placement

Rivermont placed as the Top-ranked College Preparatory School in Iowa for every year of the Iowa AP Index (2005-2018) and achieved the highest AP Index score of all Iowa schools in ten of thirteen years (2005-2018).