Ranney School provides a comprehensive, individualized, family-based approach to the college search, selection, and application process. At Ranney, college planning and finding the “right fit” where a student will thrive begins in the ninth grade. College Counselors advise students and families on courses, extracurricular activity options, summer plans, and standardized test preparation beginning in their freshman year. As they move into the upper grades, counselors guide students and their parents through individualized college searches and offer programs that help them understand what to expect at each stage of the process.
For example, Ranney’s College Counseling Office provides chaperoned trips to half a dozen college campuses each year, a series of parent workshops on topics such as paying for college, a semester-long college seminar for juniors and seniors, an annual Mock Admissions Evening, an alumni panel on collegiate student life, and an annual on-campus college fair with representation from more than 80 admissions representatives.
As a result of this approach, 100% of Ranney graduates attend four-year colleges and universities year after year, and approximately 70-80% are historically admitted to their first or second choice school. Ranney students have the added advantage of working with counselors who have previously served as college admissions officers.
Jared plans to attend Columbia University. See the full Class of 2017 matriculation list. Here, more Ranney Upper School students share their journey through the college search and application process.