Serra senior Aidan Mahaffey will attend Columbia University next year after also considering Georgetown, Penn and UCLA. Aidan, a St. Matthew's graduate, is an excellent student who is enrolled in AP literature, AP physics, AP government and AP psychology. Well-known for its top-notch academics, Columbia is currently ranked third in the nation among national universities by U.S. News. The Ivy League school had an acceptance rate of just 5.5 percent for its Class of 2022.
Aidan is a recruited athlete who will row for the Lions' lightweight crew team. Influencing his decision was the fact that Columbia has won two of the last three lightweight national championships. At Serra, Aidan is an active member of the French Club and Off-road Club, and also volunteered his time at the San Carlos Elms assisted living community.
We are proud of Aidan's accomplishments at Serra and we wish him well at Columbia University next year.