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 2018 - 2022

University of Akron
University of Alabama
American University
Amherst College
Arcadia University
Art Center College of Design
Auburn University
Barnard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Cabrini University
California State University Bakersfield
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Champlain College
College of Charleston
Chatham University
University of Chicago
Clarion University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado College
University of Colorado, Boulder
Columbia University
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
University of Delaware
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Dublin City University (Ireland)
Duke University
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Elizabethtown College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
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
Grinnell College                                                            
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Haverford College
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
High Point University
Hillsborough Community College
College of the Holy Cross
Howard University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Immaculata University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Kenyon College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loughborough University (England)
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
University of Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
McGill University (Canada)
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
University of Mississippi
Morehouse College
The New School
New York University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University
University of Pittsburgh
Princeton University
Purdue University
Queen’s University (Canada)
Randolph Macon-College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Rhode Island­­­­­­
University of Richmond
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Salisbury University
Salve Regina University
Samford University
San Diego State University
University of San Francisco
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Scranton
Shenandoah University
Shippensburg University
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
Stetson University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
University of Tampa
Temple University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas Christian University
University of Texas, Austin
University of Toronto (Canada)
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United State Naval Academy
Ursinus College
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
Washington University, St. Louis
University of Washington
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
College of William & Mary
Williams College
Williamson College of the Trades
University of Wisconsin
Yale University

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Donielle Couture

    Donielle Couture 

    Director of College Counseling, Associate Head of US for Post Secondary Experiences
  • Photo of Sarah Sterling

    Sarah Sterling 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kelsey Fisher

    Kelsey Fisher 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kay Weinstock

    Kay Weinstock 

    Assistant to Director and Associate Directors of College Counseling

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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.