College Acceptance Rate

College Guidance

The success of The Academy at Penguin Hall’s college counseling program is a direct result of the work our students do every day in the classroom at APH. Encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and to take risks, our girls are preparing for the college process beginning in freshman year when they launch their four-year course plan.

All freshmen and sophomores meet with the college counselor at distinct intervals in our Transitions program. They receive advice on course progression and extracurricular involvement as well as being afforded opportunities to engage in meaningful activities that will further their understanding of themselves as students and learners. This process underscores our efforts to help students find colleges and universities that are the correct match for their interests and abilities.

College Counseling begins in earnest in the Junior year when students meet every other week with the college counselor in sessions that help them identify schools of interest, plan for campus visits, prepare for any required testing, begin to draft essays, and pull together the information they will need to file applications. In addition to these group sessions, all juniors meet individually with the college counselor as frequently as they wish.

Throughout each year, college admission officers from around the country visit the APH campus to meet with juniors and seniors to provide information about their schools and to answer questions. In addition, our college counselor visits college campuses and attends college admission events in order to stay abreast of current trends in college admissions.

APH is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)  and subscribes to NACAC’s Students’ Rights and Responsibilities statement. APH is also a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) and Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).

Students Accepted to 4 Year College
Different Colleges
Total Scholarship $ Awarded

College Acceptances for 2017 & 2018 Class Years

It is important to note that at The Academy at Penguin Hall there are no best colleges and universities;
only colleges and universities that are the best fit for each individual young woman.

American University

Anna Maria College

Arizona State University

Assumption College

Belmont University

Bryant University

Champlain College

Clark University

Coastal Carolina University

College of New Jersey

Colorado State Fort Collins

Columbia College

Dean College

Drew University

Eastern Carolina University

Elmira College

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College

Florida Institute of Technology

Framingham State University

Gordon College

Hampshire College

Hawaii Pacific University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University

Lafayette College

Lesley University

Loyola University

Marywood University

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Merrimack College


Newbury College

New England College

Northeastern University

Providence College

Quinnipiac College

Regis College

Roger Williams University

Salem State University

Salve Regina University

Seton Hill University

Simmons College

Springfield College

St. Michael’s College

Suffolk University

Sweet Briar College

The New School

University College Dublin

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Delaware

University of Kentucky

University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts – Lowell

University of Mississippi

University of New Haven

University of Rhode Island

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wheaton College