"Dr. Seuss got it right: 'It's opener out there, in the wide, open air,' he penned in Oh, The Places You'll Go! What a privilege it is in the work of college counseling, to walk hand-in-hand with students as they seek and find their own wide open air beyond our cherished walls. Oh, the places they'll go!" Brian Leipheimer,
Dean of Curriculum,
Director of College Counseling

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Directons to Our Office

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  • From North or South of Richmond:

    From I-95, take the I-64 west exit towards Charlottesville(from the south I-95 and I-64 will merge for a short time before the exit to Charlottesville). Take Parham Road South exit (Exit 181A). Continue south on Parham Road for 4.0 miles. Turn left at traffic light for the River Road exit. Go up hill and turn right on River Road. Turn right onto North Mooreland Road (.8 mile) Collegiate is on the right as you continue down North Mooreland Road. The Office of College Counseling is located in Middle School Science Building. Please plan to park in the back parking lots directly across from our building.
  • From I-64 Using Gaskins Road:

    From I-64, you may also take the Gaskins Road South exit (which is beyond Parham Road South). Continue on Gaskins south to River Road (3.8 miles). Turn left on River Road at the traffic light, and continue to North Mooreland Road (.9 mile). Turn left onto North Mooreland at the traffic light; Collegiate is on the right as you continue down North Mooreland Road. The Office of College Counseling is located in Middle School Science Building. Please plan to park in the back parking lots directly across from our building.
  • Alternate Route From The South:

    From I-95, you may take the Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) NORTH across the Willey Bridge. Once you cross the bridge, turn right at the first traffic light onto the access ramp to River Road. At the light, turn right onto River Road, and continue to North Mooreland Road. Turn right at the traffic light onto North Mooreland Road; Collegiate will be on your right. The Office of College Counseling is located in Middle School Science Building. Please plan to park in the back parking lots directly across from our building.
  • From East of Richmond:

    From 1-64 west, take Parham Road South exit (Exit 181 A).Continue south on Parham Road for 4.0 miles. Turn left at traffic light for the River Road exit. Go up hill and turn right on River Road. Turn right onto North Mooreland Road (.8 mile)Collegiate is on the right as you continue down North Mooreland Road. The Office of College Counseling is located in Middle School Science Building. Please plan to park in the back parking lots directly across from our building.
  • From West of Richmond

    Take 1-64 east to the Gaskins Road exit (Exit 180).Turn right on Gaskins Road and continue south to River Road 3.8 miles. Turn left on River Road to North Mooreland Road (.9 mile)Collegiate is on the right as you continue down North Mooreland Road. The Office of College Counseling is located in Middle School Science Building. Please plan to park in the back parking lots directly across from our building.
Every student has a story to tell. Our reward is to learn and share each student's story through the college process, a journey of discovering exciting options that best fit students as unique individuals. The journey centers around our four-year developmental model, from future planning as freshmen and beginning individual meetings as sophomores to intensive search and application mapping as juniors and seniors. While student ownership of the process rests at the core of our philosophy, students work closely with their counselors: meeting one-on-one, developing tailor-made plans for course selection, testing and college lists, participating in our annual application workshop with admission deans from across the country and engaging in small-group classes. Our office houses five counselors with a collective 66 years in the profession, experience as admission officers in highly selective institutions from coast to coast, and unwavering passion for working with students. Helping them to find great fits leads us to wear many hats, from guide and cheerleader to realistic messenger. One hat we do not wear is that of a “placement officer” who ensures students “get in” to a certain college, nor are we micromanagers. Rather, we are committed advisors and advocates.

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Acceptances and Enrollments

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  • Class of 2016 College Acceptances

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  • Class of 2016 College Enrollments

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  • 2013-16 4-Year College Acceptances

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  • 2013-16 4-Year College Enrollments

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The Class of 2016 continued Collegiate’s impressive rate of college acceptances. Over the past 10 years, our admit rate has been remarkably consistent, averaging 2 out of every 3 applications resulting in acceptances. In addition to our strong Ivy League results in 2016, with 6 acceptances, our admit rates continued to exceed the institutional rates in every Barron’s benchmark category, by an average of 14%.

Barron’s “Most Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 33%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 47%
Barron’s “Highly Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 50%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 79%
Barron’s “Very Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 75%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 87%
Barron’s “Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 85%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 95%


Impressively, 75% of our seniors received at least one acceptance in the top two Barron’s categories – “Most Competitive” and “Highly Competitive” – representing the most selective 7% of all 4-year institutions nationwide.



More importantly, our seniors continue to pursue and find many great options for “fit:” in 2016, 126 seniors received 512 acceptances to 141 colleges, and enrolled in 49 colleges in 24 different states from Maine to California. Such wide-sweeping geographic distribution is compelling, as are the distinct and highly selective majors in which the Class of 2016 will engage, ranging from engineering, graphic design, interior design, journalism, neuroscience, nursing, physical therapy and social work to musical theatre and the visual arts. Additionally, the class received more than $5.1 million in merit scholarship offers, and our 14 recruited athletes will compete at the Division I and Division III levels in baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and track.