College Counseling

The college counseling program at Sacred Heart is a comprehensive process that begins in the ninth grade. Our mission is rooted in our belief that each student is unique and that the college process is an opportunity for growth and self-reflection. Our student-centered approach helps our students discover what type of learners they are and what they want from life not only beyond Sacred Heart, but also after college.

Sacred Heart is very fortunate to have a low student to college counselor ratio, and the college counselors work closely with each student every step of the way to support and guide her. Weekly college counseling classes and formal one-on-one meetings begin in the eleventh grade and are supplemented with evening programs with college admission and financial aid counselors.

At the collegiate level, Sacred Heart students are sought out for being intellectually strong, passionate, responsible, and well-spoken leaders. More than 90 college representatives visit the school annually to provide both the students and counselors with an opportunity to learn more about specific institutions. In addition, Sacred Heart participates in the Manhattan Independent School Consortium College Fair each spring.

Our mission is rooted in our belief that each student is unique and that the college process is an opportunity for growth and self-reflection."

100% of Sacred Heart graduates continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities. 249 graduates from the Classes of 2013-2017 are presently attending 95 different institutions. Below, you will see a full list of where the last five graduating classes, 2013-2017, have matriculated.

College And University Matriculation List (2013-2017)

American University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College (2)
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Boston College (14)
Boston University (4)
Bowdoin College
Brown University (5)
Bucknell University (3)
California Institute of Technology
Case Western Reserve University (2)
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College (3)
Colgate University (4)
College of the Holy Cross (2)
Columbia University (7)
Connecticut College
Cooper Union
Cornell University (6)
Dartmouth College (6)
Dickinson College (4)
Duke University (4)
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University (2)
Fairfield University (2)
Fordham University
George Washington Univ. (5)
Georgetown University (16)
Goucher College (2)

Hamilton College (3)
Hartwick College
Harvard University (3)
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Howard University (2)
Indiana Univ. at Bloomington (2)
Ithaca College (2)
Johns Hopkins University (4)
Lehigh University (4)
Loyola University Maryland (3)
Loyola University New Orleans (2)
Marymount Manhattan College
Miami University, Oxford
Middlebury College (3)
Muhlenberg College
New York University (6)
Northwestern University (4)
Oberlin College (2)
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University (3)
Stanford University (4)
SUNY Albany
SUNY Buffalo State
Susquehanna University
Sweet Briar College

Syracuse University (2)
Trinity College (5)
Trinity College Dublin
Tulane University (2)
University of Alabama
Univ. of California at Los Angeles (2)
University of Chicago (4)
University of Colorado
University of Edinburgh (2)
University of Miami (2)
University of Michigan
Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame (5)
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania (10)
University of Richmond (3)
University of Scranton (2)
Univ. of Southern California (4)
University of St. Andrews (4)
University of Vermont (2)
University of Virginia (6)
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University (2)
Wake Forest University (3)
Washington and Lee University (2)
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (3)
Wesleyan University
Williams College (2)
Yale University (5)

Useful Links for the College Search

The following links provide a sampling of Web sites that may be useful while searching for and applying to college. Please check back frequently for new sites.

The College Board
General information about applying to colleges, links to college scholarship searches, SAT registration, and free test preparation.

ACT Student
A general website for students taking the ACT.

Educational Testing Service
Information from the Educational Testing Service.

Please note: Individual college sites are typically