College Counseling

The College Search Process is a Journey

At St. Catherine's, our dedicated team of College Counselors support the girls and their parents throughout the entire college search process. Our highly-customized program begins in the ninth grade and builds over time with specific grade level activities, one-on-one meetings, family meetings, test prep, workshops, college trips and much more. A detailed "College Counseling Field Guide" is shared with each student to help them navigate the four-year process and online resources provide additional support, such as the password-protected, web-based Naviance platform customized for St. Catherine's. In addition, more than 100 colleges send their admissions representatives to our campus to seek out our students. Our scholar athletes are recruited by Division I and III schools, and our aspiring artists submit portfolio reviews and audition for highly coveted placements in top art schools. Our ultimate goal is to help each girl to find a college or university where she will thrive.   

Well Prepared for Life  

In addition to providing rigorous academics and dynamic extracurricular activities, we help each girl to develop her self-awareness, self-advocacy skills and a sense of empowerment to direct her own life. The mastery of these skills paves the way for greater success in college and beyond. Our girls are well prepared for higher education and are admitted to many highly-selective colleges and universities. Our graduates attend Ivy League schools, large state universities, small liberal arts colleges, women’s institutions, art colleges and everything in between. 

Sampling of College Choices

List of 5 items.

  • 319

    the number of college acceptances that 78 graduates in the Class of 2018 earned that represented 130 colleges in 28 states, D.C. and 3 foreign countries.
  • 44

    colleges in which the 78 graduates of the Class of 2018 enrolled, which are located in 17 states, D.C. and Canada.
  • 64%

    of the Class of 2018 were recognized as AP Scholars.
  • 87%

    of the graduates in the Class of 2018 were accepted to a college in the Barron’s “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive” categories, with 73% accepted to a “Most Competitive” school.
  • 99%

    of the Class of 2018 took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam.





College Acceptances and Matriculations

List of 3 items.

  • 2015-18 College Acceptances (2018 in bold)

    Adelphi University
    Allegheny College
    American University
    Arcadia University
    Arizona State University
    Auburn University
    Azusa Pacific University
    Bard College
    Barnard College
    Bates College
    Baylor University
    Belmont University
    Bentley University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College
    Bridgewater College
    Bryn Mawr College
    Bucknell University
    Butler University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Catholic University of America
    Centre College
    Christopher Newport University
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    Coastal Carolina University
    Colby College
    College of Charleston
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Colorado State University
    Columbia College Chicago
    Columbia University
    Community College of Denver
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University
    Dalhousie University
    Davidson College
    Denison University
    DePaul University
    DePauw University
    Dickinson College
    Drew University
    Drexel University
    Duke Kunshan University
    Duke University
    East Carolina University
    Elon University
    Emerson College
    Emory & Henry College
    Emory University
    Ferrum College
    Flagler College
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Gettysburg College
    Gordon College
    Goucher College
    Hamilton College (NY)
    Hampton University
    Harvard University
    High Point University
    Hillsdale College
    Hollins University
    Hood College
    Howard University
    IE University - Segovia
    Indiana University at Bloomington
    Ithaca College
    J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
    James Madison University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    La Salle University
    Lake Forest College
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Liberty University
    Lipscomb University
    Longwood University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Loyola University Maryland
    Lynchburg College
    Maine College of Art
    Manhattan College
    Marist College
    Mary Baldwin University
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Marymount University
    Marywood University
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Miami University (OH)
    Middlebury College
    Montana State University, Bozeman
    Montclair State University
    Mount Ida College
    Mount Saint Mary's University (CA)
    New School
    New York University
    North Carolina A&T State University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    Occidental College
    Ohio State University
    Old Dominion University
    Oxford College of Emory University
    Pace University, New York City
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pepperdine University
    Point Park University
    Pomona College
    Pratt Institute
    Princeton University
    Queen's University
    Queens University of Charlotte
    Radford University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Reed College
    Regent University
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rhodes College
    Rice University
    Richard Bland College
    Roanoke College
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rollins College
    Rutgers University-Newark
    Saint Vincent College
    Samford University
    Santa Clara University
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Seton Hall University
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Shenandoah University
    Shepherd University
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    Spelman College
    St. John's University (NY)
    St. Lawrence University
    Stevenson University
    Susquehanna University
    Sweet Briar College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    Texas A&M University
    Texas Christian University
    Texas State University
    Trinity College
    Tulane University
    United States Military Academy
    United States Naval Academy
    University of Alabama
    University of Bridgeport
    University of British Columbia
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Central Florida
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Colorado at Denver
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    University of Denver
    University of Findlay
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia
    University of Kentucky
    University of Maine
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    University of Maryland, College Park
    University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Miami
    University of Mississippi
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    University of New Orleans
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    University of Northern Colorado
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Puget Sound
    University of Redlands
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Richmond
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of St Andrews
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    University of Texas, Austin
    University of Toronto
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Ursinus College
    Villanova University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech
    Virginia Union University
    Wagner College
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Washington College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University
    Wheaton College (MA)
    Whitman College
    Whittier College
    Wofford College
    Xavier University
    Yale University
  • 2015-18 College Matriculations (2018 in bold)

    American University
    Arizona State University
    Auburn University
    Bard College
    Bates College
    Belmont University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College
    Catholic University of America
    Christopher Newport University
    Clemson University
    Colby College
    College of Charleston
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Columbia University
    Community College of Denver
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University
    Davidson College
    Denison University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Duke University
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Flagler College
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Hamilton College (NY)
    Harvard University
    James Madison University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Longwood University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Lynchburg College
    Manhattan College
    Marymount University
    Middlebury College
    Mount Saint Mary's University (CA)
    New York University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Occidental College
    Old Dominion University
    Oxford College of Emory University
    Pace University, New York City
    Princeton University
    Randolph-Macon College
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rhodes College
    Roanoke College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    St. John's University (NY)
    Sweet Briar College
    Syracuse University
    Texas Christian University
    Tulane University
    United States Military Academy
    United States Naval Academy
    University of Alabama
    University of Central Florida
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Denver
    University of Findlay
    University of Georgia
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Miami
    University of New Orleans
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of St Andrews
    University of Toronto
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    Villanova University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech
    Wagner College
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Yale University
     
  • 2018 College Acceptances (matriculations in bold)

    Adelphi University
    American University
    Auburn University
    Bard College
    Bates College
    Boston University
    Bridgewater College
    Catholic University of America
    Christopher Newport University
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado State University
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College
    Dalhousie University
    Davidson College
    Denison University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Duke Kunshan University
    Duke University
    East Carolina University
    Elon University
    Emerson College
    Emory & Henry College
    Ferrum College
    Fordham University
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Gettysburg College
    Goucher College
    Hampton University
    High Point University
    Hillsdale College
    Hollins University
    Howard University
    IE University - Segovia
    James Madison University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    La Salle University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Loyola University Maryland
    Lynchburg College
    Mary Baldwin University
    Marymount University
    Marywood University
    Miami University (OH)
    Montclair State University
    New York University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Occidental College
    Old Dominion University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Point Park University
    Pomona College
    Pratt Institute
    Queen's University
    Queens University of Charlotte
    Radford University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Rhodes College
    Richard Bland College
    Roanoke College
    Rollins College
    Saint Vincent College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Seton Hall University
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    Spelman College
    Stevenson University
    Syracuse University
    Texas Christian University
    Texas State University
    Trinity College
    Tulane University
    University of Alabama
    University of Bridgeport
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    University of Colorado, Denver
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    University of Denver
    University of Georgia
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
    University of Miami
    University of Mississippi
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    University of Northern Colorado
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Puget Sound
    University of Redlands
    University of Richmond
    University of San Francisco
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    University of Toronto
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    Ursinus College
    Villanova University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech
    Virginia Union University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Washington College
    Wheaton College (MA)
    Whittier College
    Wofford College
    Xavier University

College Admissions Report

Class of 2018

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

2018 College Acceptances

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Anthony Ambrogi 

    Director of College Counseling
    804-288-2804 x3126
    University of Richmond - M.A.
    University of Richmond - M.B.A.
    Virginia Tech - B.A.
    Bio
  • Clare Trow 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (804) 288-2804 x 3036
    Virginia Commonwealth University - M.Ed.
    The College of William and Mary - B.A.
    Bio
  • Molly Seay 05

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    804-288-2804 x3120
    Virginia Commonwealth University - M.Ed.
    Virginia Tech - B.S.
    Bio
  • Mr. Raymond "Ray" Googe 

    College Counseling Assistant and Project Manager
    (804) 288-2804 ext. 3123
    University of Richmond - BA
    Bio
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St. Catherine's CEEB CODE: 471885
 

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