College Counseling

College Counseling

The college search and application process is one of the most exciting and anxious times in a student’s life. Just as Waterford faculty and coaches have nurtured students’ intellectual, physical, and moral development, the Waterford School College Counseling Office guides, supports, and serves as an advocate for our students as they consider an exciting variety of undergraduate options. Recognizing that this transition is The Road to Collegeimportant both for students and their families, Waterford School has college counselors who have extensive experience in both secondary education and in college admissions and have developed a program to guide, educate, and encourage students to take responsibility for meeting deadlines and making important decisions.

Waterford students have learned to write, read, discuss, and learn at a college level. They are prepared to excel at the nation’s most selective universities, and they are gaining acceptance to these institutions. The most competitive colleges aren't the best fit for every student, however, and Waterford college counselors help find schools nationwide that are suited for the individual goals of our students. Working with 25-35 students each, our counselors are able to give personalized attention in every aspect of the college preparation, search, application and decision-making process. Waterford's counselors visit colleges nationwide and attend the National College Admissions Conference every year. Students are motivated, interested and focused on continuing academics and opportunities at the highest level.

College Placement

Historically, 100% of graduating seniors attend competitive colleges and universities. Waterford graduates over the last five years (Classes 2017-2021) have matriculated/enrolled in the following colleges and universities:

American University
The University of Arizona
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Bard College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Brown University
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
University of California Berkeley
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
Carnegie Mellon University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
DePaul University
Dixie State University
Duke University
Emory University
University of Florida
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (GER)
Hampshire College


Harvard College
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Hollins University
Kenyon College
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota    
The University of Montana
Montana State University
University of Nevada Las Vegas
The College of New Jersey
New York University
NYU-Tisch School of the Arts
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Occidental College
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
Oregon State University
Pacific University
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
Parsons School of Design
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
University of Queensland (Australia)
University of Redlands
Reed College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Royal Academy of Music London
Rutgers University
Salt Lake Community College
University of San Diego
San Francisco Art institute
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Seattle University

University of Southern California
USC-School of Architecture 
USC-School of Engineering 
USC-School of Business
Southern Utah University
Southern Virginia University
Stanford University
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
University of Tampa
Temple University
Trinity University
United States Naval Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Utah State University
Utah Valley University   (con’t on page 2) —>
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University     
Vassar College
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington
Washington State University
Wellesley College
Westminster College
Whitman College
Willamette College
Yale University

Specialized Programs
Music Conservatories
Berklee College of Music

Visual Arts Schools
Parsons School of Design

U.S. Military
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

University of Auckland (NZE)
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (GER)
University of Queensland (AUS)