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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.
We pride ourselves in matching our students with appropriate schools.

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
    • * The above map depicts a sampling of colleges our students have attended in the last five years.

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 (2016 – 2020):
American University (3)
Assumption College
Babson College (2)
Barnard College (2)
Bates College (4)
Becker College
Bentley University (3)
Berklee College of Music
Boston College (5)
Boston University (2)
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University (7)
Bucknell University (2)
California Inst. of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University (3)
Champlain College (3)
Chapman University
Clark University (3)
Clarkson University (2)
Colby College (6)
Colgate University
College of Charleston (6)
College of the Holy Cross (4)
College of Wooster
Colorado College (2)
Columbia University/Trinity Dublin
Connecticut College (4)
Cornell University
Denison University (3)
Dickinson College (3)
Drew University
Durham University
Eckerd College
Elon University (4)
Emmanuel College
Endicott College (2)
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University (2)
George Mason University (2)
George Washington University (5)
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College (5)
Gordon College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University (2)
Hillsdale College
Hobart/William Smith Colleges (12)
Ithaca College (2)
Keene State College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College (4)
Lawrence University
Lehigh University (5)
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynn University
Maine College of Art (2)
Maine Maritime Academy
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of Art/Design
Massachusetts College of P/HS
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Merrimack College (3)
Middlebury College (2)
Montana State University (2)
Mount Holyoke College
New England College
New York University
Niagara University
North Carolina State University (2)
Northeastern University (12)
Norwich University (2)
Occidental University (3)
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pennsylvania State University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Providence College (4)
Quinnipiac University (5)
Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Roanoke College
Rochester Inst. of Technology (2)
Roger Williams University
Rollins College (2)
Sacred Heart University (3)
Saint Lawrence University (11)
Salve Regina University (2)
School of the Visual Arts
Seattle University
Simmons College (5)
Skidmore College
Smith College (2)
Southern New Hampshire University
Stanford University (3)
Stevens Inst. of Technology
Stonehill University (3)
St. Francis Xavier University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University (4)
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Trinity College (3)
Tufts University (7)
Tulane University (3)
Union College (2)
United States Coast Guard Academy
Unity College (2)
University College London
Univ. of Alabama
Univ. of the Arts – London
Univ. of California - Berkeley
Univ. of Chicago
Univ. of Colorado – Boulder (4)
Univ. of Delaware
Univ. of Denver (3)
Univ. of Kentucky
Univ. of Maine – Farmington
Univ. of Maine – Orono (4)
Univ. of Maryland College Park (2)
Univ. of Massachusetts – Amherst (2)
Univ. of Miami (6)
Univ. of New England (3)
Univ. of New Hampshire (16)
Univ. of New Haven
Univ. of Notre Dame
Univ. of Oregon
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Univ. of Pittsburgh (4)
Univ. of Portland
Univ. of Richmond
Univ. of Rochester (2)
Univ. of Southern California
Univ. of St. Andrews (2)
Univ. of Tampa (2)
Univ. of Toronto (2)
Univ. of Vermont (4)
Univ. of Washington
Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison (2)
Ursinus College
Vassar College
Villanova University (3)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wake Forest University (2)
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wentworth Inst. of Technology
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College (MA) (3)
Wheelock 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 visitors virtually throughout the year between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We generally plan on 30-40 minutes per visit. We will schedule Zoom meetings, open to all interested juniors and seniors, using an in-house account. This will allow us to record the session for any student who is unable to attend live. We will provide admissions officers the name and email address of all students who attend 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.
    Early Bird Café, 241 Main Street
    Aroma Joe’s, 170 Main Street

    Thistle Pig, 279 Main Street, farm to table local fare
    Madison’s Cafe, 12 Portland Street, sandwiches, salads and bakery
    Isadore on the Rocks, 18 Portland Street, pub food and microbrews


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 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. 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. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.