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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 important both for students and their families, the 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. We 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 2014-2018) have matriculated/enrolled in the following colleges and universities:

University of Alabama

American University

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

Auburn University

Augustana College

Austin College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Brigham Young University, Idaho

University of British Columbia

Brown University

University of California Berkeley

University of California Davis

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles

University of California San Diego

University of California Santa Barbara

California College of the Arts

Carleton College

Carroll College

Centre College

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Clemson University

University of Colorado Boulder

Colorado College

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Concordia University Montreal

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

DePaul University

Dixie State University

Drexel University

Duke University

Emerson College

Emory University

Fairfield University

Georgetown University

Grinnell College

Harvard College

Hollins University

Indiana University

Ithaca College

Juilliard School

Kansas City Art Institute

Kenyon College

Lewis & Clark College

Lindenwood University

Loyola Marymount University

Marist College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Miami

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

Middlebury College

Montana State University

University of Nevada Las Vegas

The College of New Jersey

University of New Mexico

New York University

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

North Idaho College

North Park University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Occidental College

Ohio State University

University of Oklahoma

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Pacific University

University of the Pacific

University of Pennsylvania

Pepperdine University

Pomona College

University of Portland

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

University of Puget Sound

Purdue University

University of Queensland

University of Redlands

Regent’s University London

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Salt Lake Community College

San Diego State University

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

University of San Diego

Scripps College

Seattle University

Snow College

University of Southern California

Southern Utah University

Southern Virginia University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

University of Tampa

Trinity University

Tulane University

US Air Force Academy

US Naval Academy

Utah State University

Utah Valley University

University of Utah

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

Washington State University

Washington University in St. Louis

University of Washington

Weber State University

Wesleyan University

Westminster College

Whitman College

Willamette University

Wilmington College

Yale University