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College Counseling

The College Counseling Process is an important piece of the 11th and 12th-grade years at Horace Mann School. Parents and students begin the process in the fall of 10th grade with materials from the College Counseling Office and in the spring with a College Planning evening. Students are assigned a College Counselor (different from the Academic Advisor) and meet with that person throughout the process. HM students over the years have gone on to attend hundreds of different colleges and universities and report that the background they received at HM 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
2022 180 66
2021 178 69
2020 179 65

During that same 3-year period (2020-2022), at least 10 HM graduates entered each of the following colleges and universities:

Barnard 10 Georgetown 23 Princeton 10
U. Chicago 50 Harvard 19 USC 10
Columbia 20 U. Michigan 18 Vanderbilt 10
Cornell 39 Northwestern 10 Wash. U. 13
Duke 10 NYU 15 Yale 14
Emory 12 U. Penn 22    

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

American University, American University of Paris, Amherst, Babson, Bard, Bates, Belmont, Binghamton University, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brandeis, University of British Columbia, Brown, Bucknell, University of California (Berkeley), University of California (UCLA), Cal Tech, California Poly San Luis Obispo, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Clark University, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Culinary Institute of America, Dartmouth, Davidson, Emerson College, Fordham, George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Gettysburg College, Hamilton College, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford College, Howard University,  Hunter College, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola of Maryland, Macalester, Manhattanville College, M.I.T., McGill, Michigan State, Middlebury, Muhlenburg, The New School Oberlin, Occidental, Oxford College of Emory University, University of Oxford, Penn State, Pitzer, Puget Sound, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice, Richmond, Rochester, Sarah Lawrence, St. Andrews, Scripps, Skidmore, Smith, Southern Methodist, University of Southern California, Spelman, St. John’s, Stanford, Stony Brook, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Purchase, Swarthmore, Syracuse, Temple, Texas A&M - Galveston, University of Texas, University of Toronto, Trinity College, Trinity College Dublin, Tufts, Tulane, Union, Wake Forest, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Williams, University of Wisconsin, Xavier University in New Orleans