Challenging girls to become women of 
intellect, character, innovation, action, and faith

Research and Reflection

To make choices for the future, be intelligently informed. A wise decision is based on self-knowledge and an awareness of the opportunities that are best suited to the person.
January-March of Junior Year
  • Students should begin actively thinking about college during their junior year. Review college handbooks in the College Guidance Office, visit the websites of prospective colleges, and speak with friends and family who are currently in college.
  • The more information that is gathered the better the chances of making a realistic and suitable list of college possibilities.
  • Geographic location should be considered as well as the size of the school.
  • Each girl meets with College Guidance in the spring to discuss her interests and preferences for college.
  • Within a week or two of this initial meeting, College Guidance will provide a preliminary list of colleges for each student to research, and potentially visit, over Spring Vacation.

List of Colleges

Below is a sampling of colleges to which recent classes have applied. Though not an exhaustive list, this is a good place to begin.

American University

Amherst College

Assumption College

Bard College

Barnard College

Bates College

Beloit College

Bentley College

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Catholic University

Chatham College

Claremont McKenna College

Clark University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of the Holy Cross

College of William and Mary

Colorado College

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Curry College

Dartmouth College

Dickinson College

Duke University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emmanuel College

Emory College

Endicott College

Fairfield University

Fordham University

Franklin & Marshall College

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Tech


Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Hampshire College

Harvard College

Haverford College

Hobart and William Smith

Hofstra University

Howard University

Johns Hopkins University

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lehigh College

Lesley University

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola College in Maryland

Loyola University, Chicago

Macalester College

Manhattanville College

Miami University

Mount Holyoke College

Muhlenberg College

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Pitzer College

Plymouth State University

Providence College

Quinnipiac University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roger Williams University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Anselm College

Saint Joseph's University

Salve Regina University

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence College

Simmons College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Spelman College

St. John's College


St. Lawrence University

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Michael's College

Stanford University

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

Swarthmore College

Sweet Briar College

Syracuse University

Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University

U. Mass., Amherst

U. of Maryland, College Park

U. of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill

U. of Notre Dame

U. of Pennsylvania

U. of Pittsburgh

U. of Rhode Island

U. of Scranton

U. of Wisconsin, Madison

Union College

University of Chicago

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Southern California

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Vassar College

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Wheaton College

Willamette University

Williams College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University