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 Entrance 2016–2020

Alfred University
Amherst College (6)
Babson College
Bard College
Barnard College (2)
Baruch College of the CUNY
Bates College
Boston College
Bowdoin College (3)
Brandeis University
Brown University (5)
Bucknell University (2)
University of California-Berkeley
Carleton College (3)
Carnegie Mellon University (2)
University of Chicago (11)
Claremont McKenna College (2)
Clark University
Clemson University
Colby College (2)
Colgate University (5)
Colorado College
Columbia University (3)
Cornell University (6)
CUNY-Macaulay Honors College
Dartmouth College (3)
Drew University
Duke University (5)
Elon University
Emory University (4)
Fordham University
The George Washington University (2)
Georgetown University (8)
Gettysburg College (2)
Hamilton College - NY (3)
Hampshire College (2)
Harvard College (8)
Haverford College
Howard University (2)
Hunter College of the CUNY
Indiana University at Bloomington (3)
Johns Hopkins University (2)
Kenyon College
King's College London
Lafayette College (3)
Lehigh University (2)
University of Miami (4)
University of Michigan
Middlebury College (4)
Muhlenberg College
New York University (6)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northeastern University (2)
Northwestern University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences (4)
Occidental College (2)
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg
University of Pennsylvania (10)
Princeton University (6)
Queen's University
Radford University
Reed College
University of Richmond
Rochester Institute of Technology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Sarah Lawrence College
Skidmore College (2)
University of Southern California (4)
Southern Methodist University (2)
St. John's University (2)
Stanford University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred State College
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University (2)
Tufts University (2)
Tulane University
University at Buffalo (SUNY) (3)
The University of Edinburgh
Vassar College
University of Vermont
University of Virginia (3)
Wake Forest University (3)
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis (7)
Wesleyan University (3)
Wheaton College - MA
College of William & Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Madison (2)
Yale University (4)