2015-2016 College Acceptances

  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Babson College
  • Belmont University
  • Bentley University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bucknell University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Campbell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Champlain College
  • Chapman University
  • Clemson University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University - Montreal
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Curry College
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • FAU – Wilkes Honors College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • Guilford College
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University Kelley School
  • of Business
  • Ithaca College
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lesley University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lynn University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercer University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Michigan State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New College of Florida
  • New York University
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Norwich University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Oregon State University
  • Pace University, New York City
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Polk State College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Purchase College State University
  • of New York
  • Purdue University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rider University
  • Rollins College
  • Santa Fe College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Visual Arts
  • Seton Hall University
  • Simmons College
  • Skidmore College
  • Southern University and A&M
  • College
  • Stetson University
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • The Theatre School at DePaul University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-
  • Champaign
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Ross School
  • of Business
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New South Wales
  • (Australia)
  • University of North Carolina at
  • Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina School
  • of the Arts
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rhode Island                
  • University of Richmond
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida,
  • St. Petersburg
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas, McCombs
  • School of Business
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington, Bothell
  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Valencia College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Washington University in St. Louis,
  • Olin School of Business
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western University (Canada)
  • Wharton School of the University of
  • Pennsylvania

College Counseling

Current families should visit the Student/Parent tab for additional college counseling information.

At NSU University School, College Counseling is an important part of the educational experience. Our goal is to help students and families make the right college choice decisions based on their interests and goals. Our counselors meet and develop a relationship with each student and family beginning in 8th grade, providing practical and emotional support during the college search, application, and decision process.

As liaisons between NSU University School and college admissions officers, our counselors communicate college admissions trends and developments and provide timely information about the admission process. They provide admissions officers with documentation of student records and recommendations for acceptance, as well as advocate for students when appropriate.

As you will see in the list below, our interaction with each student is valuable and the College Counseling and Academic Counselors collaborate to develop a four year course plan based on an individual’s academic abilities and goals. The myriad additional activities and events provide invaluable information to help your child make informed college choice decisions and achieve future goals.

Naviance, a computer-based program through which students can explore and identify their strengths and interests, and possible career plans, is introduced in 8th grade. Each new NSU University School student will meet for a Naviance training session during the first semester of the school year.

Nuts and Bolts of the College Application
In addition to their individual meetings with their counselor, juniors will attend NSU University School’s Nuts and Bolts of the College Application Process presentation, which reviews the entire college admissions process with junior students and parents. During this presentation, the college counselors will complete an actual college application so that students and parents have a better understanding of how to complete one. 

College Trips
Beginning in 9th grade, students have the opportunity to visit local universities through organized class trips, where they are addressed by deans of admission and get a taste of what to expect in college. These trips help reinforce the importance of maintaining strong grades and being an active, involved student in the Upper School. Students in grades 10-12 are invited to participate in our annual regional fall college trip, during which students visit the campuses of several universities in a particular region. Students attending the trip are able to see a variety of college campuses (i.e. small liberal arts, rural, suburban, urban, large state schools, medium sized private schools, etc.). Students participate in guided tours of the campuses, see lecture halls, athletic facilities, and residence halls, ultimately offering students a better understanding of college life. This year, students visited Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, Johns Hopkins and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

College Admissions Information Sessions
Many colleges and universities will visit NSU University School and present information sessions for our students regarding academic and social aspects of their schools. All juniors and seniors are welcome to attend these information sessions.

College Fair
Each year, the College Counseling office hosts a private college fair for NSU University School’s Upper School families. More than 140 admissions representatives are in attendance each year, and students and parents in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to speak with them on an individual basis. This enables students to learn about a wide variety of colleges and universities from throughout the country.

College Night
College Night, a bi-annual event for NSU University School students and parents in grades 8-12, features a panel of deans of admission from a select group of universities throughout the United States. Students and parents who attend College Night learn first-hand about current college admission trends.

Relationship Building
The college counseling department attends several national and regional conferences throughout the year, including NACAC, SACAC, and College Board. Through these conferences, our college counselors continue to remain informed of current admissions trends, and further foster strong relationships with college admissions deans.

Junior and Senior Year
The college counseling process accelerates junior year as students are assigned counselors. During a student’s senior year, they will have continuous support from the college counselors in completing applications, creating resumes, reviewing essays, preparing for interviews, applying for financial aid and scholarships, and selecting an appropriate college list. Students involved in the performing and visual arts departments will receive support in creating portfolios for applications, if needed, and student-athletes will be guided in creating athletic profiles, completing NCAA eligibility forms, and contacting college coaches.