Lead / Create / Contribute
235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724  /  732.542.4777

College Counseling At A Glance

College counseling is a highly individualized experience at Ranney. In an increasingly competitive college admissions climate, our program provides the customized advice and resources our students need to discover, apply, and gain admission to the best colleges and universities where they will thrive. Our open door policy and thoughtful approach empowers students and supports families throughout the process.

List of 12 items.

  • 80%

    Students in the last five graduating classes have been accepted into their first or second choice college
  • College Photo 1

  • 100%

    Students matriculate at four-year colleges and universities where they are best-suited and well-prepared
  • College Photo 2

  • 90%

    Students receive some form of early acceptance (Early Decision or Early Action) to colleges that meet their goals
  • College Photo - 6

  • 8th

    Grade students meet with a college counselor to discuss goals and aspirations for Upper School 
  • College Photo 5 - lifers

  • 9th

    Grade students are assigned a College Counselor by the end of the academic year
  • College Photo 4

  • 100+

    College representatives visit Ranney each year
  • College Photo 3

Meet the College Counseling Office

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Adam Materasso

    Adam Materasso 

    Dean of Enrollment Management and College Counseling
    Bio
  • Photo of Adrianne Greth

    Adrianne Greth 

    Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and College Counseling
    Bio
  • Photo of Dana Matassino

    Dana Matassino 

    Associate Dean of College Counseling
    Bio
  • Photo of Valerie Schwake

    Valerie Schwake 

    Upper School Science Teacher, College Counselor
    Bio
  • Photo of Catherine Hicks

    Catherine Hicks 

    Registrar and College Counseling Assistant

Where Our Students Go to College

List of 2 items.

  • Class of 2020 College Acceptances

    Colleges in bold accepted more than one student.
    American University
    Bard College
    Barnard College
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    Bucknell University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins
    Cornell University
    Curry College
    Dartmouth College
    Dickinson College
    Drew University
    Drexel University
    Duke University
    Elon University
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Fairfield University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Fordham University
    Furman University
    The George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Gettysburg College
    Hampton University
    Harvard College
    High Point University
    Hobart William Smith Colleges
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Ithaca College
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kings College London
    Lafayette College
    Loyola University Maryland
    Maine College of Art
    Marist College
    Merrimack College
    Monmouth University
    Moravian College
    Morgan State University
    Muhlenberg College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    Oberlin College
    Pennsylvania State University
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    Quinnipiac University
    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rider University
    Ringling College of Art and Design
    Rowan University
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Sacred Heart University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Seton Hall University
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    Southern Methodist University
    Spelman College
    Stanford University
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The College of New Jersey
    The Ohio State University
    The University of Tampa
    Union College
    University at Buffalo The State University of New York
    University of Alabama
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California-Berkeley
    University of California-Davis
    University of California-Irvine
    University of California-Santa Barbara
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Georgia
    University of Maine
    University of Maryland,College Park
    University of Miami
    University of New Hampshire
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Rhode Island
    University of San Francisco
    University of South Carolina, Columbia
    University of Southampton
    University of Southern California
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington, Seattle
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Ursinus College
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University
    Wake Forest University
    The College of William and Mary
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Yale University




  • Class of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Matriculation

    American University (3)
    Babson College
    Barnard College (2)
    Baylor University
    Belmont University
    Bentley University
    Berklee College of Music
    Boston College (8)
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Bucknell University (3)
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Chapman University (2)
    Choate Rosemary Hall (PG Year)
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    Colby College
    Columbia University (5)
    Sciences Po-Columbia University
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University (6)
    De Paul University
    Dickinson College (4)
    Drexel University (3)
    Duke University (3)
    Elon University (5)
    Emerson College
    Emory University (11)
    Fairfield University (2)
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Florida State University (Honors College)
    Fordham University (9)
    Georgetown University (8)
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Gettysburg College (6)
    Hampton University
    Harvard University
    High Point University
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Hotchkiss School (PG Year)
    Howard University
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Johns Hopkins University (4)
    Lafayette College (8)
    Lehigh University (7)
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola Marymount University (2)
    Loyola University, Maryland
    Marist College (2)
    Miami University, Oxford
    Michigan State University
    Middlebury College
    Monmouth University (3)
    Mount Holyoke College
    Muhlenberg College (5)
    The College of New Jersey
    New York University (23)
    Northeastern University (11)
    Nova Southeastern University
    Oberlin College (2)
    Pennsylvania State University (3)
    Pratt University
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    Purdue University
    Queens University of Charlotte
    Ringling College of Art & Design
    Rollins College (Honors College)
    Rowan University
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick (3)
    Saint Joseph's University
    Sarah Lawrence College (2)
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Scripps College
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University (4)
    Stevens Institute of Technology (8)
    Syracuse University (5)
    Temple University
    Texas Christian University
    The George Washington University (10)
    The New School - All Divisions (2)
    Trinity College, Dublin
    Tulane University (3)
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Riverside
    University of California, San Diego (2)
    University of Chicago (2)
    University of Colorado at Boulder (3)
    University of Delaware (5)
    University of Florida (2)
    University of Georgia (2)
    University of Maryland, College Park (3)
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Miami (13)
    University of Michigan (7)
    University of Notre Dame (4)
    University of Pennsylvania (4)
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond (4)
    University of South Carolina (2)
    University of South Florida
    University of Southern California (2)
    University of St. Andrews (2)
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Vanderbilt University
    Vassar College
    Villanova University (8) 
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Wake Forest University (5)
    Wellesley College
    The College of William and Mary
    Yale University (2)
    York Saint John University (England)

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.