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College Advising

The college search and application process is an opportunity for students to exercise their decision-making skills and independence. Brearley offers a comprehensive college advising program that builds upon the personal and academic advising given in earlier years and begins formally in the fall of Class XI. The students meet in seminars with the college advisors throughout Class XI and through the fall of the senior year.

In the second half of Class XI, girls begin to meet individually with the advisor in a series of conversations that eventually include their parents. The process is a very personal one in which the advisor comes to know each girl well and is thus prepared to serve as her advocate throughout the college application process. As the school’s representative to the colleges, the college advisor writes a lengthy letter of recommendation for each student that draws upon her knowledge of each girl; the recommendation is supplemented by substantial commentary from teachers and advisors and is endorsed by the Head of the School.

The college advisor is available as counselor and editor as the students complete their applications, and she remains a source of information and guidance until a student has made the decision about which college she will attend. While the primary relationship is forged with the student, the college advisor serves as a resource for parents as they, too, navigate the college application process. Our students’ college choices reflect the strength of their academic preparation and the self-knowledge that are the culmination of their Brearley experience.

Carolyn W. Clark
Director of College Advising

The College Office

Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark

Director of College Advising

Analisa Cipriano Heinz

Analisa Cipriano Heinz

Associate Director of College Advising

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Assistant to the College Advising Office

College Enrollment: 2020–2024

Harvard University

Harvard University

27 Attending

Columbia University

Columbia University

22 Attending

Cornell University

Cornell University

19 Attending

Yale University

Yale University

17 Attending

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

15 Attending

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

15 Attending

Princeton University

Princeton University

10 Attending

Williams College

Williams College

10 Attending

Brown University

Brown University

8 Attending

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

7 Attending

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

7 Attending

Amherst College

Amherst College

6 Attending

Colgate University

Colgate University

6 Attending

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

6 Attending

Tufts University

Tufts University

6 Attending

Duke University

Duke University

5 Attending

New York University

New York University

5 Attending

Stanford University

Stanford University

5 Attending

Trinity College

Trinity College

5 Attending

Boston College

Boston College

4 Attending

Emory University

Emory University

4 Attending

Pomona College

Pomona College

4 Attending

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

4 Attending

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

4 Attending

Hamilton College

Hamilton College

3 Attending

Kenyon College

Kenyon College

3 Attending

McGill University

McGill University

3 Attending

Oberlin College

Oberlin College

3 Attending

University St. Andrews

University St. Andrews

3 Attending

Wellesley College

Wellesley College

3 Attending

Barnard College

Barnard College

2 Attending

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

2 Attending

Bucknell University

Bucknell University

2 Attending

College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary

2 Attending

Davidson College

Davidson College

2 Attending

George Washington University

George Washington University

2 Attending

Lafayette College

Lafayette College

2 Attending

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

2 Attending

Middlebury College

Middlebury College

2 Attending

Rice University

Rice University

2 Attending

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

2 Attending

Tulane University

Tulane University

2 Attending

University of Southern California

University of Southern California

2 Attending

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

2 Attending

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

2 Attending

Adelphi University

Adelphi University

1 Attending

American University in Paris

American University in Paris

1 Attending

Bennington College

Bennington College

1 Attending

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

1 Attending

Carleton College

Carleton College

1 Attending

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

1 Attending

Colby College

Colby College

1 Attending

Connecticut College

Connecticut College

1 Attending

Denison University

Denison University

1 Attending

Haverford College

Haverford College

1 Attending

Howard University

Howard University

1 Attending

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

1 Attending

Macalester College

Macalester College

1 Attending

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1 Attending

Occidental College

Occidental College

1 Attending

Skidmore College

Skidmore College

1 Attending

Smith College

Smith College

1 Attending

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

1 Attending

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

1 Attending

United States Military Academy: West Point

United States Military Academy: West Point

1 Attending

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

1 Attending

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

1 Attending

University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill

1 Attending

University of Richmond

University of Richmond

1 Attending

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

1 Attending

Vassar College

Vassar College

1 Attending

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

1 Attending

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1 Attending

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