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College Planning

College Planning at Burke

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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. 

The College Counseling team works collaboratively with students and families throughout the process. Although they do not begin meeting formally with students until 11th grade, they provide information through sessions with parents and at grade meetings with students.

Starting in the 11th grade, our College Counseling team begins meeting individually with students and families. With each student, we collaboratively develop a college plan tailored to their needs, interests, and goals. We are proud of the broad range of colleges that our students attend, with our 51 members of the Class of 2019 matriculating at 42 different schools.

Our Dean and Associate Dean of College Counseling have nearly 40 years of combined experience in the field and relationships with a wide network of colleges. We also provide direct access to college admissions officers on campus. In Fall 2019, Burke is hosting representatives from 150 different schools who meet with our students in small groups. 

Burke also hosts a summer College Application Workshop for rising seniors, providing support with essay-writing and practice interviewing with real admissions officers.
 
Matriculations for the Classes of 2019, 2018, and 2017 are as follows:

Class of 2019

Agnes Scott College
American University
Bates College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Brown University (2)
Bryn Mawr College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University (2)
Emerson College
Franklin & Marshall College (2)
George Mason University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Marymount University
McDaniel College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University

CLASS OF 2018

Alabama A&M University
American University
Babson University
Colorado State University (2)
Davidson College
Denison University
Dickinson College (2)
Drew University
Eckerd College
Emerson College
George Mason Univeristy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Lafayette College
Loyola Marymount Univeristy (2)
Loyolya University - New Orleans
Merrimack College
Miami University - Oxford
Mount Holyoke College
Oberlin College (2)
Old Dominion University


CLASS OF 2017

Bates College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Catholic University
Eckerd College
Emerson College
Emory University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Mass. College of Art & Design
Northeastern University
Occidental College
Pratt Institute

(2019 CONT.)

Skidmore College (2)
Syracuse University
Temple University
The University of the Arts
Tufts University
Tulane University (2)
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Houston
University of Maryland - College Park (4)
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina - Asheville
University of Redlands
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of Washington
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
Willamette University
Williams College

(2018 CONT.)

Pitzer College
Pratt Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Skidmore College (2)
Spelman College
Trinity College - Dublin
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Hartford (2)
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan (2)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of San Francisco
Vassar College (2)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University - St. Louis
Wheaton College - MA (2)

(2017 CONT.)

Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of Visual Arts
Skidmore College
Smith College
Syracuse University
St. John's College - Maryland
Townson University
Tufts University
University of California - San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of Pittsburgh
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Wofford College

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