At Shipley, the college search involves much more than the name of the college. Here, the emphasis is on choosing a college that is the right fit for the individual. Every student develops a list with a range of schools, each suitable for that student’s needs, talents, and interests. There are no prescribed “right” schools.

Our college counseling program brings together the assignments, activities, and resources that can lead to a productive search with satisfying results.

Choosing a College
Our program carefully guides each student in a comprehensive two-year self-evaluation. Juniors and seniors focus on their own individual interests, strengths, and goals. Our program builds skills for doing research and making wise decisions about the future. It is the capstone of a Shipley career, drawing on the students’ accumulated analytical and communication abilities.

What Students Learn
In weekly seminars, our experienced counselors guide juniors and seniors:
  • to evaluate their academic and co-curricular accomplishments and values
  • to clarify their personal and academic goals
  • to understand how character strengths and personal values can affect the college process
  • to search open-mindedly for options for their future
  • to present themselves effectively and honestly in the college admissions process, both in writing and in person
College Matriculation Classes of 2015 - 2019

University of Alabama
American University
Arcadia University
University of Arizona
Auburn University
Bates College
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Brown University
Bucknell University
California State University Bakersfield
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Champlain College
Chapman University
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
Clarion University
Clark University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
Colby College
Colgate University
University of Colorado, Boulder
Concordia University (Canada)
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
University of Denver
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida Atlantic University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin University Switzerland
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Haverford College
High Point University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indiana University, Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kutztown University
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Marist College
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
McGill University (Canada)
Mercyhurst University
Messiah College
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
University of Mississippi
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
The New School
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University
University of Pittsburgh
Princeton University
Purdue University
Randolph Macon-College
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Richmond
Rider University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rollins College
Salisbury University
Shippensburg University
Siena College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University
St. Joseph’s University
Stanford University
State University of New York - Binghamton University
State University of New York - Purchase College
Stetson University
Stevenson University
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
University of Tampa
Temple University
Texas Christian University
University of Texas, Austin
Towson University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
Ursinus College
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington University, St. Louis
University of Washington
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
West Virginia University
Widener University
College of William & Mary
University of Wisconsin
Yale University

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Donielle Couture

    Donielle Couture 

    Director of College Counseling
    Phone/Extension: 4674
  • Photo of Sarah Sterling

    Sarah Sterling 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    Phone/Extension: 4142
  • Photo of Kelsey Fisher

    Kelsey Fisher 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    Phone/Extension: 4148
  • Photo of Kay Weinstock

    Kay Weinstock 

    Assistant to Director and Associate Directors of College Counseling
    Phone/Extension: 4146

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Meet the Class of 2018

The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.