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 (2013-2017), Collegiate graduates have enrolled at the following colleges and universities: 

    Harvard University26
    University of Pennsylvania19
    Yale University18
    Brown University15
    Columbia University14
    Dartmouth College14
    Washington University in St. Louis14
    Princeton University12
    Boston College11
    University of Chicago11
    Stanford University10
    Bowdoin College7
    Emory University7
    Bucknell University6
    Cornell University6
    Georgetown University6
    Middlebury College6
    Northwestern University6
    Carnegie Mellon University5
    Duke University5
    Hamilton College5
    Oberlin College5
    Tufts University5
    Tulane University5
    Vanderbilt University5
    Williams College5
    Bard College4
    Haverford College4
    New York University4
    Pomona College4
    Colby College3
    Johns Hopkins University3
    University of NC at Chapel Hill3
    University of Oxford3
    Amherst College2
    Bates College2
    Boston University2
    Connecticut College2
    McGill University2
    University of Miami2
    University of Michigan2
    University of St. Andrews2
    Trinity College2
    University of Virginia2
    College of William and Mary 2
    American University of Paris1
    University of California, Los Angeles1
    Case Western Reserve University1
    Claremont-McKenna College1
    Colorado College1
    Davidson College1
    Fordham University1
    Furman University1
    Gettysburg College1
    Kenyon College1
    Lafayette College1
    Lehigh University1
    Loyola University Maryland1
    Macalester College1
    Marist College1
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology1
    Ohio Wesleyan1
    Reed College1
    University of Rochester1
    Santa Clara University1
    Sarah Lawrence College1
    Sciences Po – Columbia University Dual BA Program1
    Union College1
    University of Vermont1
    Wesleyan University1
    University of Wisconsin-Madison1