Can homeschooled kids get into Ivy League colleges?

Iā€™m friends with a few homeschooling families from church who have gotten their kids into community and state colleges seemingly without issue. We have a large homeschooling community in our area, so I think maybe the local colleges are used to working with homeschool matriculants. My husband and I are thinking about homeschooling our eldest child, but because we both went to, and had very positive experiences at, Ivy League schools, we would not want to close our daughter off from those opportunities. Are there records available on the success rate of homeschoolers being accepted to elite schools?

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My kids don’t go to an Ivy League, but it seems like most of the colleges have specific rules for any one who applies and is homeschooled. I think the biggest thing is documentation. They will probably request things like SAT scores, lists of curriculum taught, and maybe some recommendations from others (not the parent). I don’t know about specific stats, but I remember reading an article about some kids who went to Harvard after being homeschooled. It was great to hear their point of view! https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/02/three-harvard-students-on-lessons-of-homeschooling/

Answered on April 1, 2019.
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Our younger one is graduating from Harvard Law School this month. Not a statistic, but a pretty good example! šŸ™‚

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One of my friends was homeschooled pre-K –12, and he went to Princeton.

Answered on May 13, 2019.
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