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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 four years (Classes 2013-2016) have matriculated/enrolled in the following colleges and universities:

University of Alabama
American University
University of Arizona
Arizona State University
Augustana College
Austin College
Barnard College
Bentley University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Brigham Young University-Idaho
University of British Columbia
Brown University
Bucknell University
California College of the Arts
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Santa Barbara
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
Colorado College
Colorado State University
University of Colorado-Boulder
Columbia University
Concordia University-Montéal
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Dixie College
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College Indiana
University-Jacobs School of Music
Ithaca College
Kansas City Art Institute
Kenyon College
Lewis and Clark College
Lindenwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Marist College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
Montana State University

University of New Mexico
New York University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
North Idaho College
North Park University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
Oregon State University
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University
University of Portland
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
University of Redlands
Regent’s University London
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
San Francisco Conservatory
Scripps College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle University
Skidmore College
University of Southern California
Southern Utah University
Southern Virginia University
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
University of Tampa
Temple University
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Utah
Utah State University
Utah Valley University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington
Weber State University
Wesleyan University
Westminster College
Whitman College
Willamette University
Wilmington College
Yale University