College Counseling and Placement

The college choices of Winsor graduates reflect the academic strength of the girls and the school. Throughout the college search, Winsor’s College Counseling Office offers information, structure and support to juniors and seniors and their families.

Individualized Guidance

College counselors take a personalized approach, meeting individually with each student and family.

Group informational evenings help to minimize the uncertainty that some­times surrounds the college selection process. The office also publishes a detailed handbook for families and students that presents a “roadmap” for the process. Homeroom meetings provide added opportunities for college counselors to update students.  

The college process can be an enriching time to learn more about "yourself, your goals and your strengths."

Connections to Colleges

Winsor’s experienced college counselors maintain close contact with college admission officers, who routinely visit Winsor throughout the year. These visits allow girls to get a clearer sense of what schools offer. College catalogs, videos, financial aid information and testing materials are also available in the office.

Wise, Informed Decisions

Winsor expects students will use the skills they develop here to facilitate the college process. We encourage students to be engaged actively in their college searches, reflect carefully about their goals and aspirations, and make wise, informed decisions.

As well as Winsor prepares young women for college, the school’s ultimate purpose is to prepare them for life. The school’s counselors—and teachers—encourage girls to keep that perspective. 

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College Counseling FAQ's

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College Placements 2009-2013

In the last five years, Winsor graduates have most often entered the following colleges and universities:

  1. Harvard College – 31
  2. tie Boston College – 13
    Yale University – 13
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 12
  4. University of Pennsylvania – 11
  5. tie Wesleyan University – 10
    Georgetown University – 10
    The George Washington University – 10
  6. tie Vanderbilt University – 9
    Stanford University – 9
  7. tie Columbia University – 8
    Brown University – 8
    Dartmouth College – 8
  8. New York University– 7
    Williams College – 7
  9. Northwestern University – 6
    Princeton University– 6
    University of Southern California – 6
    Johns Hopkins University – 6
    Washington University in St. Louis– 6

Winsor graduates have also entered many other leading schools. Click here to view full list of colleges attended by Winsor graduates in recent years.

5 each to: Swarthmore College, Wellesley College, Duke University, Carleton College

4 each to: Colgate University, Cornell University, Amherst College, Bates College, Tulane University

3 each to: Oberlin College, University of Chicago, Barnard College, Carnegie Mellon University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Trinity College, Davidson College, Spelman College

2 each to: The College of Wooster, Earlham College, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Hamilton College - NY, Haverford College, Lehigh University, Syracuse University, Vassar College, Colby College, Pomona College, Howard University, Macalester College, University of St. Andrews

1 each to: University of Edinburgh, Case Western Reserve University, Kenyon College, Michigan Technological University, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rhodes College, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Wittenberg University, Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Fordham University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Lafayette College, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, Brandeis University, Bentley University, College of the Holy Cross, Connecticut College, Hampshire College, Middlebury College, California Institute of Technology, Colorado College, Occidental College, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at San Diego, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Washington, College of Charleston, College of William and Mary, Elon University, University of Richmond
United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Miami, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rice University, University of Bristol, Sciences Po - Columbia University Dual BA Program

Contact Us

For information please contact:
Helen Grassi
College Counseling Assistant
(617) 912-1350
hgrassi@winsor.edu