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 important 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.
Road to College CTA

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 2015-2019) have matriculated/enrolled in the following colleges and universities:

University of Alabama

American University

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Bard College

Berklee College of Music

Boise State University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Brown University

University of California Berkeley

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles

University of California San Diego

University of California Santa Barbara

Carleton College

Carroll College

Centre College

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

DePaul University

Dixie State University

Drexel University

Duke University

Emory University

Fordham University








Georgetown University

Goucher College

Hampshire College

Harvard College

Hollins University

The Juilliard School

Kansas City Art Institute

Kenyon College

LDS Business College

Lewis & Clark College

Loyola Marymount University

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Miami

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

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

North Park University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Northwestern University

University of Notre Dame

Occidental College

Ohio State University

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

Oregon State University

Pacific University

University of the Pacific

University of Pennsylvania

Pepperdine University

Pomona College

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

University of Puget Sound








Purdue University

University of Queensland (Australia)

University of Redlands

Regent’s University London

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

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Scripps College

Seattle University

University of Southern California

USC-School of Architecture, School of


USC-School of Business

Southern Utah University

Southern Virginia University

Stanford University

Suffolk University

Swarthmore College

University of Tampa

Trinity University

Tulane University

United States Naval Academy

Utah State University

Utah Valley University

University of Utah

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

University of Washington

Washington State University

Wellesley College

Westminster College

Whitman College

Yale University








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