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 that begins formally in the fall of Class XI. The students meet in seminars with the College Advisor 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.

Director of College Advising

College Entrance 2019-2023

American University in Paris 1 Denison University 1 Northwestern University 7 University of Edinburgh 1
Amherst College 7 Dickinson College 1 Oberlin College 2 University of Miami 1
Barnard College 4 Duke University 6 Occidental College 1 University of Michigan 4
Boston College 3 Emory University 4 Pomona College 2 University of Pennsylvania 15
Bowdoin College 5 George Washington University 2 Princeton University 10 University of Richmond 1
Brown University 4 Georgetown University 6 Rice University 1 University of Rochester 1
Bucknell University 2 Hamilton College 2 Sarah Lawrence College 1 University of Southern California 2
Carleton College 2 Harvard University 28 Skidmore College 1 University of St. Andrews 4
Case Western Reserve University 2 Haverford College 2 Smith College 1 University of Virginia 3
Clark University 1 Howard University 1 Southern Methodist University 1 Vanderbilt University 2
Colgate University 6 Kenyon College 2 Stanford University 5 Vassar College 1
College of the Holy Cross 2 Lafayette College 2 Swarthmore College 2 Wake Forest University 2
College of William and Mary 2 Lehigh University 1 Trinity College 4 Washington University in St . Louis 2
Columbia University 20 Macalester College 1 Tufts University 3 Wellesley College 1
Columbia University/Sciences Po 1 Macaulay Honors College at CUNY 2 Tulane University 2 Wesleyan University 2
Connecticut College 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 Union College/Albany Medical School 1 Williams College 11
Cornell University 18 McGill University 2 United States Military Academy: West Point 1 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
Dartmouth College 5 Middlebury College 2 University of California, Los Angeles 1 Yale University 18
Davidson College 1 New York University 6 University of Chicago 16
The Brearley School is a K-XII independent day school for girls in New York City. Empowering girls of adventurous intellect to think critically and creatively.
610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582 

590 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582