College Guidance

College advising at Collegiate provides an example of the personal attention that can be found in a small school. The emphasis is on individualized counseling and the overall development of each boy through a rigorous and honest self-evaluation and leadership in the decision-making process. If the student does justice to his research efforts and self-assessment, a successful match most likely will follow. The director of college guidance meets regularly with students beginning in the spring of their junior year, guiding them in all facets of the college admissions process. The college advisor also maintains professional relationships with admissions colleagues at colleges and universities to support the interests of Collegiate's students.

Collegiate students are known for the marked maturity with which they approach their college search. They maintain a healthy perspective and are genuinely empathetic toward one another throughout this complex process. This combination of thorough procedures and searching attitudes leads Collegiate students into successful and rewarding college experiences. For many years, Collegiate graduates have distinguished themselves on a variety of levels at residential colleges and universities throughout the nation.

College Entrance and Other Examinations

All members of the junior class take the College Entrance Examination Board SAT Test and most students take at least two Subject Tests. During the last decade, average scores on both tests have been consistently well above the ninetieth percentile for college-bound seniors in the United States.

Much of the course work in the eleventh and twelfth grades is of an advanced nature and many students in these courses choose to take Advanced Placement examinations in order to apply for advanced standing in college. In a typical year, more than half of the juniors and seniors will write examinations in a wide variety of subjects. Over the past ten years 95% of these examinations resulted in honor grades, often gaining college credit at many undergraduate institutions.

During the past 5 years (2012-2016), Collegiate graduates have enrolled in the following colleges and universities: 
Harvard University 21
Yale University 17
University of Pennsylvania 16
Brown University 15
Dartmouth College 15
Columbia University 12
Princeton University 12
Washington University in St. Louis 9
Boston College 7
University of Chicago 7
Stanford University 7
Bowdoin College 6
Emory University 6
Northwestern University 6
Hamilton College 5
Middlebury College 5
Vanderbilt University 5
Bard College 4
Cornell University 4
Duke University 4
Georgetown University 4
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 4
Colby College 3
Connecticut College 3
Davidson College 3
Johns Hopkins University 3
Pomona College 3
Tufts University 3
Williams College 3
Boston University 2
The George Washington University 2
Kenyon College 2
Lafayette College 2
Macalester College 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
McGill University 2
University of Miami 2
University of Michigan 2
New York University 2
Oberlin College 2
Sarah Lawrence College 2
University of St. Andrews
University of Virginia 2
American University of Paris 1
Amherst College 1
Bennington College 1
Bucknell University 1
University of California, Los Angeles 1
Carnegie Mellon University 1
Case Western Reserve University 1
Claremont-McKenna College 1
Colorado College 1
Concordia University 1
Dickinson College 1
Fordham University 1
Furman University 1
Gettysburg College 1
The Juilliard School 1
Lehigh University 1
Marist College 1
Ohio Wesleyan University 1
Reed College 1
University of Rochester 1
Santa Clara University 1
Sarah Lawrence College 1
Sciences Po/Columbia University
Southern Methodist University 1
Swarthmore College 1
Trinity College 1
Tulane University
Union College 1
University of Oxford 1
University of Vermont 1
Wake Forest University 1
Wesleyan University 1
University of Wisconsin - Madison 1
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