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We believe that the college process can (and should) be positive and rewarding – and we work closely with each individual student to achieve just that.

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Collaboratively developing a college plan tailored to each student's needs, interests, and goals.

Between them, our Dean and Associate Dean of College Counseling have more than 30 years in the field and relationships with a wide network of colleges. We provide direct access to college admissions officers on our campus, through 160 small group meetings in 2021-22.

College Counseling hosts a June "kick-off" and August College Application Workshop for rising seniors, providing support with essay-writing and practice interviewing with real admissions officers, as well as strategies to stay organized throughout the process.

* Although the College Counseling team does not meet formally with students until 11th grade, they provide information through sessions with 9th & 10th grade parents and at grade meetings with students.

Matriculation by Class

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  • Class of 2023


    Students from the Class of 2023 will be attending 39 different colleges and universities:


    Agnes Scott College
    Bates College
    Berklee College of Music
    Bucknell University
    College of William & Mary
    Columbia College Chicago
    Delaware State University
    Dickinson College
    Elon University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    George Mason University (2)
    Georgetown University
    Marist College
    Montgomery College
    Morehouse College
    Morgan State University
    Northeastern University (2)
    Oberlin College
    Oberlin College - Conservatory of Music
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    San Jose State University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design (2)
    Scripps College
    Smith College
    Spelman College (2)
    St. John's University - New York
    The College of Wooster
    The University of the Arts
    Tulane University of Louisiana (2)
    University of Arizona
    University of Denver
    University of Maryland
    University of Miami (2)
    University of New Hampshire
    University of St. Andrews - Scotland
    University of Vermont
    Wellesley College (2)
    Wesleyan University
  • Class of 2022


    Students from the Class of 2022 are attending 37 different colleges and universities:


    Boston University
    Bryn Mawr College
    College of Charleston
    Dickinson College
    Duke Kunshan University
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Fordham University (3)
    Franklin and Marshall College
    Indiana University
    Lafayette College
    McDaniel College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Pennsylvania State University (2)
    Rutgers University
    Savannah College of Art & Design
    Temple University (3)
    The New School: Parsons School of Design
    Toulouse Business School
    Trinity College Dublin / Columbia University
    Tulane University
    University of Arizona
    University of British Columbia
    University of California - Davis (3)
    University of California - Los Angeles
    University of California - San Diego
    University of Chicago (3)
    University of Denver (2)
    University of Maryland - College Park
    University of Miami
    University of St Andrews
    University of Vermont (2)
    University of Virginia
    Ursinus College
    Vassar College
  • Class of 2021


    Students from the Class of 2021 are attending 40 different colleges and universities:

    Berklee College of Music
    Boston University (2)
    Brown University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Carnegie Mellon University (2)
    Chatham University
    Coastal Carolina University
    Colorado State University (2)
    Columbia University
    Emory University (3)
    Fordham University (4)
    George Washington University
    Haverford College
    Macalester College
    McDaniel College
    North Carolina A & T State University
    Northeastern University (2)
    Oberlin College
    Ohio State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pitzer College
    Skidmore College (2)
    Spelman College (2)
    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Sweet Briar College
    Temple University (3)
    The New School
    The University of the South - Sewanee
    Trinity College
    Tulane University (2)
    University of California-San Diego
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of the Arts London
    University of Vermont (3)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Washington University in St Louis
    Wesleyan University (2)
  • Class of 2020


    Students from the Class of 2020 are attending:

    American UniversityBard College
    Berklee College of MusicBoston College
    Bryn Mawr CollegeChapman University
    Clark UniversityCornell University
    Davidson CollegeGeorge Washington University
    Hampden-Sydney CollegeHaverford College
    Illinois Wesleyan UniversityKenyon College
    Macalester CollegeNew York University (3)
    Northeastern UniversityOberlin College
    Occidental CollegeProvidence College
    Rochester Institute of TechnologySarah Lawrence College
    Scripps CollegeSewanee: University of the South
    Skidmore CollegeSUNY - Purchase
    St. Mary's College of MarylandSyracuse University (2)
    Temple University (4)University of California - Davis
    University of Colorado - BoulderUniversity of Maryland - Baltimore County
    University of PittsburghUniversity of Puget Sound
    University of TampaUniversity of Toronto
    University of Vermont (2)University of Washington
    University of WisconsinVirginia Commonwealth University
    Washington Univ. in St. LouisWesleyan University
    Wheaton CollegeXavier University of Louisiana

All Acceptances by Class

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  • Class of 2023


    One or more students from the Class of 2023 was admitted to each of the following:

    Agnes Scott College
    American University
    Augsburg University
    Bard College
    Bates College
    Belmont University
    Berklee College of Music
    Binghamton University
    Bucknell University
    California College of the Arts
    California State University-Fresno
    California State University-Fullerton
    California State University-Long Beach
    Chapman University
    Clark Atlanta University
    Colgate University
    College of William & Mary
    Columbia College Chicago
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University
    Davidson College
    Delaware State University
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Elon University
    Fordham University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Goucher College
    Hamilton College
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampton University
    Haverford College
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    Johns Hopkins University | Peabody Institute
    Lincoln University
    Loyola University Maryland
    Macalester College
    Marist College
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    McGill University
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Morehouse College
    Morgan State University
    Mount Holyoke College
    Norfolk State University
    Northeastern University
    Oberlin College
    Oberlin College | Conservatory of Music
    Occidental College
    Ohio State University-Main Campus
    Old Dominion University
    Otis College of Art and Design
    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
    Purdue University-Main Campus
    Radford University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Ringling College of Art and Design
    Roanoke College
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rowan University
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Saint Louis University
    San Jose State University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    School of Visual Arts
    Scripps College
    Seton Hall University
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    Spelman College
    St Olaf College
    St. John's College
    St. John's University-New York
    Stony Brook University
    SUNY at Albany
    Sweet Briar College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The Catholic University of America
    The College of Wooster
    The University of British Columbia
    The University of the Arts
    Towson University
    Trinity College Dublin
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University College Dublin
    University of Arizona
    University of California-Irvine
    University of California-Riverside
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
    University of Connecticut
    University of Denver
    University of Glasgow
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
    University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    University of Maryland-College Park
    University of Miami
    University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
    University of Oregon
    University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
    University of Richmond
    University of San Francisco
    University of St Andrews
    University of the Virgin Islands
    University of Vermont
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Ursinus College
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Virginia State University
    Washington College
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University
    Wheaton College
    Widener University
    Xavier University of Louisiana

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  • Dean of College Counseling

    Liz Pleshette
    liz.pleshette@burkeschool.org
  • Associate Dean of College Counseling

    Danny Spelta
    danny.spelta@burkeschool.org
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