College Counseling

Nightingale students receive highly individualized guidance throughout the college admissions process.

Long before the start of the formal admissions process, however, our Upper School leadership team develops relationships with students and works with them on course selection as early as ninth grade. Throughout their Nightingale years, students are encouraged to challenge themselves in the classroom, to develop passion and expertise in their extracurricular interests, and to search for ways to contribute to the good of their community.

By the time the process of identifying prospective colleges begins officially in the junior year, a student and her college counselor will have worked together for several years. Individual and small-group meetings with students and parents focus on understanding the application process, researching colleges, writing essays, preparing for college interviews, and engaging in honest self-assessment.

Our college list includes the finest institutions of learning in America and abroad, and its diversity reflects the individual passions and interests of our graduates.

College Matriculation List
Class of 2018

Barnard College
Brandeis University
Brown University (2)
Colgate University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Drew University
Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
Gap Year (2)
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Lafayette College
Middlebury College
Northeastern University
Princeton University (2)
St. John’s University (2)
Stanford University
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
University of Chicago (2)
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania (3)
University of Southern California (2)
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wheaton College (MA)
Williams College