YOUR confident next steps

College Counseling

The transition from high school to college is equally exciting and challenging and we assist students and their families every step of the way. While most of our students enroll in a college or university after graduation, we recognize that attending college is not the right path for every student. The goal of our college advising program is to facilitate a process of self-reflection, personal growth, and thoughtful decision-making that leads to a fulfilling next step in education.

The process starts in 9th grade and is continued throughout high school. During counseling meetings with our college advisor, students and their parents are given resources in selecting a college that best matches their interests, strengths, needs, and goals. We encourage college-bound students to take the PSAT, ACT, and the SAT. By focusing on strengths and academic passion, students identify colleges where they can thrive.

I did not aspire to go to college before I came to The University School. I knew I was smart, but I did not think I was college material. The teachers taught me how to be more organized and confident in the classroom. I graduated and am now a second year student at Denver University. —Student

College Placement

Albion College
American University
Arizona State University
Bard College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Carnegie Mellon University
Chatham University
Clarion University
Colby College
Davsi-Elkins College
Denison University
Denver University
Dickinson University
Duquesne University
Edinboro University
Embry-Riddel Aeronautical
Gannon University
Green Mountain College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
IUP Northpoint
John Carroll University
Kent State University
Kentucky University
Kenyon College
LaRoche University
Marquette University

Mercyhurst University
New York University
Northeastern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Penn State University
Point Park University
Seton Hill College
Skidmore College
Slippery Rock University
Smith College
The Art Institute of Chicago
Theil College
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Forida
University of Hawaii
University of Kentucky
University of Montana
University of Phoenix
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
West Liberty College
Westminster College
Wooster College