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College Counseling

About the Program

Berwick Academy provides personalized college counseling that focuses on the passions, talents, and goals of each student.
We encourage all students to explore many options and to develop a college list that reflects their individual objectives. In the last five years, our students have enrolled in more than 150 different colleges and universities, more of these outside of New England, including multiple international matriculations. When visiting Berwick, Edward Fiske, author of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, praised the diversity of the acceptance list and the success of our custom-tailored approach.
We believe that finding the right college requires thoughtful self-analysis, careful research, and continual support from college advisors, teachers, and parents. With both individual and small group meetings, e-newsletters, and evening programs by grade level, students and parents are provided with all the information and tools they need to successfully navigate the college process. Our families appreciate the breadth and depth of our communication.
Smarttrack College Funding

Program Details

Our student-centered college advising program begins in the ninth grade and covers:
  • academic advising
  • extracurricular advising
  • athletic and artistic recruitment
  • test preparation and planning
  • essay writing
  • interview skills
  • scholarship and financial aid information

Alicia F., Parent

Within the first month of our daughter Lynn’s (’23) first year at college, our investment in her education at Berwick Academy was hugely validated by her professors’ feedback about the quality of her work, her engagement in class, and her dedication to her studies. One of her professors even commented that she went 'above and beyond' with her research paper and thanked her for her diligence—and she received similar feedback from others. Yet to Lynn, that type of preparation and work ethic were important components of her classes at Berwick. We’re grateful to BA for preparing her so well to have such a successful start to her college experience.

Five-Year College Matriculation List

Over 95% of students enroll directly in four-year colleges. A few students each year take a gap or PG year. On average, Berwick Academy students apply to six or fewer colleges each. The following list shows the colleges to which our graduates have matriculated from the past five graduating classes (2019 – 2023):
Alfred University
Allegheny College
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Assumption College
Babson College
Barnard College
Bates College (4)
Belmont University
Bentley University (6)
Berklee College of Music (2)
Boston College (9)
Boston University (3)
Brandeis University
Brown University (5)
Bryant University
Butler University
Carnegie Mellon University
Castleton University
Champlain College
Chatham University
Clark University (2)
Clarkson University (3)
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University (2)
Colby College (4)
Colgate University (3)
College of Charleston (6)
College of the Holy Cross (4)
Colorado College
Columbia University/Trinity Dublin
Connecticut College (6)
Cornell University
Curry College
Denison University (2)
Dickinson College (2)
Drexel University
Durham University
Edinburgh Napier University
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Endicott College (5)
Fairfield University (5)
Florida Inst. of Technology
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University (5)
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College (2)
Gordon College
Goucher College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University (2)
High Point University (4)
Hobart/William Smith Colleges (6)
Hofstra University
Ithaca College (2)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lafayette College (2)
Lake Forest College
Lasell University
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lehigh University
Lindenwood University
Loyola Marymount University (2)
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Lynn University
Maine Maritime Academy
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of P/HS
McGill University
Merrimack College (2)
Michigan State University (3)
Middlebury College (2)
Montana State University (2)
Mount Holyoke College (3)
New Hampshire Technical Institute
New York University
Niagara University
North Carolina State University (3)
Northeastern University (11)
Norwich University
Olin College
Pennsylvania State University (3)
Pomona College
Princeton University
Providence College (6)
Purdue University (2)
Quinnipiac University (3)
Rensselaer Polytechnic University (3)
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rochester Inst. of Technology (2)
Roger Williams University (2)
Sacred Heart University (2)
Saint John Fisher College
Saint Lawrence University (10)
Saint Michael’s College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
San Diego State University (3)
Simmons College (3)
Skidmore College (3)
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire Univ. (2)
Stevens Inst. of Technology
Stonehill University (2)
St. Francis Xavier University
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University (6)
Temple University (2)
Trinity College (4)
Tufts University (4)
Tulane University (2)
Union College (4)
United States Air Force Academy
Univ. of Arizona
Univ. of the Arts - London
Univ. of California – Berkeley
Univ. of Chicago
Univ. of Colorado – Boulder (2)
Univ. of Connecticut
Univ. of Delaware
Univ. of Denver (5)
Univ. of Maine – Orono (7)
Univ. of Maryland College Park (2)
Univ. of Massachusetts – Amherst (5)
Univ. of Massachusetts – Lowell
Univ. of Miami (4)
Univ. of Minnesota
Univ. of Mississippi (2)
Univ. of New England (2)
Univ. of New Hampshire (10)
Univ. of New Hampshire -Manchester
Univ. of North Carolina – Wilmington
Univ. of Notre Dame
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Univ. of Pittsburgh (3)
Univ. of Portland
Univ. of Rhode Island
Univ. of Richmond (3)
Univ. of South Carolina (2)
Univ. of Southern Maine
Univ. of St. Andrews (2)
Univ. of Tampa
Univ. of Vermont (11)
Univ. of Washington
Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison (2)
Vassar College (4)
Villanova University (3)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2)
Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wentworth Inst. of Technology
Wesleyan University (3)
Wheaton College (MA)
Williams College
Wingate University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (5)
Worcester State University
Xavier University
Yale University (2)

Information for College Admission Officers

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  • To schedule a visit

    Berwick will be welcoming college admissions representatives for in-person or virtual visits throughout the year between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We generally plan on 30-40 minutes per visit. Admissions officers wishing to meet our students virtually can provide their preferred ink for the meeting. 
    To schedule a visit, please contact Moira McKinnon via email at mmckinno@berwickacademy.org or by phone at 207-384-6172. Email is preferable June – August.
  • When you arrive

    Enter campus from Academy Street at the sign reading "Fogg Memorial & Athletic Fields." At the top of the hill, turn right into the parking lot. There are designated spaces for college visitors. The Jeppesen Math & Science Center, where our offices are located, is adjacent to this parking lot. You will find us on the left on the second floor.


Meet Our College Counselors

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Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.