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 and associate director of college guidance meet 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.

Standardized Testing

All members of the junior class take either the SAT or the ACT 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.

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  • College Matriculation

    During the past 5 years (2016-2020), Collegiate graduates have enrolled at the following colleges and universities: 


    Columbia University17
    Harvard University17
    University of Pennsylvania14
    Yale University14
    Brown University12
    University of Chicago11
    Cornell University11
    Duke University9
    Stanford University9
    Dartmouth College8
    University of Michigan7
    Northwestern University7
    Washington University in St. Louis6
    Georgetown University5
    Princeton University5
    Boston College4
    Bowdoin College4
    Bucknell University4
    Pomona College4
    Tulane University4
    Amherst College3
    Carnegie Mellon University3
    Davidson College3
    Emory University3
    Haverford College3
    Middlebury College3
    New York University3
    Oberlin College3
    Trinity College3
    Tufts University3
    Bates College2
    Colby College2
    Colgate University2
    Connecticut College2
    Fordham University2
    Kenyon College2
    University of Oxford2
    Santa Clara University2
    University of St. Andrews2
    Swarthmore College2
    Vanderbilt University2
    Vassar College2
    University of Virginia2
    College of William and Mary2
    American University of Paris1
    Bard College1
    Boston University1
    University of California, Los Angeles1
    University of California, San Diego1
    Carleton College1
    Colorado College1
    Georgia Institute of Technology1
    Hamilton College1
    Ithaca College1
    Johns Hopkins University1
    Lafayette College1
    Lehigh University1
    Marist College1
    McGill University1
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington1
    University of Notre Dame1
    Pitzer College1
    Rochester Institute of Technology1
    Sarah Lawrence College1
    Sciences Po - Columbia Univ. Dual BA1
    Skidmore College1
    University of Southern California1
    Southern Methodist University1
    Syracuse University1
    Union College1
    U.S. Naval Academy1
    University of Edinburgh1
    University of Vermont1
    Wake Forest University1
    Wesleyan University1
    Wheaton College1
    University of Wisconsin1