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 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 college counselors with just over 100 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.
The Class of 2023 continued Collegiate’s impressive rate of college acceptances. Over the past two decades, our admit rate has been fairly consistent, averaging between 60%-70%.
More importantly, our seniors continue to pursue and find many great options for “fit”: in 2023, 142 Seniors submitted record number 964 applications to 206 colleges, received 611 acceptances to 170 colleges in 36 states, Canada, England, France and Scotland states and enrolled in 67 colleges in 20 states and France. Such wide-sweeping geographic distribution is compelling, as are the distinct and highly selective majors in which the Class of 2023 will engage, ranging from acting, animal science, business, communications, energy research, engineering, nursing, screenwriting, social work, to theoretical physics. Additionally, the class received more than $8.1 million in merit scholarship offers; also our Seniors earned prominent honors designations, along with a bevy of offers to attend Honors colleges and programs, at 21 institutions across the country. And finally, seven artists will pursue their craft in highly selective programs in acting, dance, film, graphic communications, media arts, music, and the visual arts, while 27 recruited athletes will compete at the Division I (10) and Division III (17) levels in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.