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College Counseling

The college admissions process is an important piece of the Upper Division experience at Horace Mann School and begins with evening programming for students and parents in December of the students' sophomore year. Students are assigned a College Counselor during their junior year (different from the Academic Advisor) and both the parents and student work with that person through the senior year in high school. Through a multi-dimensional curriculum, the college counseling program at Horace Mann School aims to provide a smooth transition from high school to college while guiding students to find the best undergraduate opportunities to fulfill their intellectual and personal goals. Horace Mann School students over the years have gone on to attend hundreds of different colleges and universities, and report that the background they received at Horace Mann School more than prepared them for the challenge.


School Profile - facts, figures and information about Horace Mann School provided to colleges and universities.

College Visit List by Geography - A big part of researching colleges and their potential fit for a student is a campus tour and/or admissions information session. Good college decision-making starts with knowing what kinds of options are out there. Liberal arts college/comprehensive university, urban/suburban/rural, large/small, public/private, and distance from home are all key factors in determining what may fit a student best. If you're traveling over spring, summer, or winter breaks and would like to visit campuses as part of your trip, here is a list of colleges organized by geographic area and size to aid in your planning. This list is not exhaustive, but does provide a broad range of suggestions.

Attendance Statistics

Year Number of
Number of Colleges Attended
2019 189 69
2018 180 63
2017 181 63

During that same 3-year period (2017-2019), at least 10 HM graduates entered each of the following colleges and universities:

Brown 21 Georgetown 15 USC 10
U. Chicago 44 Harvard 20 Tulane 17
Columbia 17 U. Michigan 18 Wash U. 17
Cornell 43 NYU 17 Yale 18
Emory 13 U. Penn 25    


Fewer than 10 HM graduates entered each of the following schools:

University of Alabama, SUNY Albany, American University of Paris, Amherst, Babson, Bard, Barnard, Baruch College of CUNY, Bates, Binghamton University, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brandeis, University of British Columbia, Bucknell, University of California (Berkeley), University of California (UCLA), University of California (Santa Barbara), University of California (Santa Cruz), California Institute of Technology, California Polytechnic State, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Chapman University, City College of New York, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, U-Conn, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dickinson, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Duke, Fordham, Franklin & Marshall, SUNY Geneseo, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hamilton College, Harvey Mudd College, Holy Cross, Howard, Hunter College, Iona, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Lafayette, Lawrence, Macalester, M.I.T., McGill, Miami University (Oxford), Middlebury, The New School, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Occidental, Ohio State University, Oxford College of Emory University, Pomona, Princeton, SUNY Purchase, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhodes College, Rice University, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, University ofSaint Andrews, Scripps, Skidmore, Smith, St. John’s, Stanford, Stevens Institute ofTechnology, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Temple, Tufts, Union, Vanderbilt, Vassar, University of Virginia, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Williams, University of Wisconsin (Madison)