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 2015–2019

Alfred University
Amherst College (5)
Barnard College
Baruch College of the CUNY
Bates College
Bennington College
Boston College
Bowdoin College (4)
Brandeis University
Brown University (6)
Bucknell University (2)
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University (3)
University of Chicago (12)
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Colby College
Colgate University (4)
Colorado College
Columbia University (5)
Cornell University (10)
Dartmouth College (4)
Drew University
Duke University (3)
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
The George Washington University (2)
Georgetown University (6)
Gettysburg College (2)
Hamilton College - NY (2)
Hampshire College (2)
Harvard College (6)
Haverford College (2)
Howard University
Hunter College of the CUNY
Indiana University at Bloomington (3)
Johns Hopkins University (2)
King's College London
Lafayette College (3)
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
University of Miami (3)
University of Michigan
Middlebury College (2)
Muhlenberg College
New York University (2)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northeastern University (2)
Northwestern University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences (3)
Occidental College (2)
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg (2)
University of Pennsylvania (10)
Princeton University (6)
Queen's University
Radford University
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Sarah Lawrence College (2)
Skidmore College
University of Southern California (5)
Southern Methodist University
St. John's University (2)
Stanford University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred State College
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University (2)
Tufts University (3)
Tulane University
University at Buffalo (SUNY) (3)
University of St. Andrews
Vassar College
University of Vermont
University of Virginia (2)
Wake Forest University (2)
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis (3)
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University (2)
Wheaton College - MA
College of William & Mary
Williams College (3)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (2)
Yale University (3)