College Counseling


The philosophy of the College Counseling Office is to meet students where they are on their own educational journey and to help them as they navigate the college search and application process. We recognize that there is a lot of hype in the media regarding this process; we strive to help students understand this hype, but more importantly to understand what their own long-term goals may be. The college counseling office at Linden Hall helps students as they plan their own academic curriculum. Throughout the high school years, the college counselors help Linden Hall girls present themselves authentically and positively as they have conversations with visiting college representatives. Between 50 and 75 college admission representatives visit campus each fall; these visits, provide our students with the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of colleges.

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  • 195 Students (60% boarding, 40% day)
  • Student: Faculty ratio is 1:6
  • 25 AP classes offered
  • 35% receive financial aid
  • 100% accepted to 4-year colleges
  • 41 students in the Class of 2016
  • Average class size is 12
  • Honors classes offered throughout the curriculum
  • 28 foreign countries, 14 states represented
  • 2017 Average SAT Score: 1316
  • 2017 Middle 50% SAT Score: 1220–1460

3 million dollars awarded in college scholarships to the Class of 2016.

Arizona State University
Babson College
Bard College
Baylor University
Binghamton University
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Cazenovia College
Cedar Crest College
Colgate University
College of William & Mary
Davidson College
DePauw University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Emery Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory University - Oxford College
Florida Southern College
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Hamilton College - NY
Harvard University
High Point University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University of Bloomington
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Irvine Valley College
Johns Hopkins University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lebanon Valley CollegeLehigh University
Make-up Designory - New York
Marshall University
McGill University
Messiah College
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Mount Saint Mary's University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences
Otterbein University
Pennsylvania State University - All Campuses
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Purdue University

Randolph-Macon College
Rhode Island School of Design
Roanoke College
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Seattle University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Simmons College
Skidmore College
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
State University of New York at Albany
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University
Temple University
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
The George Washington University
The New School - All Divisions
The Ohio State University
The University of Arizona
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Georgia
The University of Iowa
The University of Tampa
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University College of London
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Ursinus College
Utica College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wheaton College IL
Williams College
Wofford College

Class periods are 60 minutes long and the school year is comprised of 175 days. Classes meet 4-times a week for the full academic year, unless otherwise noted on the transcript. Students carry a minimum of five major courses each year. It is our policy is to show on the School’s transcript work completed while a student at Linden Hall. Students have the opportunity to take classes from the accredited Online School for Girls. To be eligible for graduation, students must have satisfactorily completed at least 23 credits in grades 9-12, including requirements, in the following subject areas:

4 credits of English (1 course each year, at least 1 year beyond ESL coursework)

4 credits of mathematics (through Algebra 2: one course each year)

3 credits of history (including U.S. History or American Government & Culture)

3 credits of laboratory science (Biology and Chemistry required)

2 credits of world languages (two high school years; at least one language through level 3*)

2 credits of fine arts

2 credits of physical education (physical education class and each sport = ½ credit)

Additional graduation requirements include annual summer reading, community service, and the completion of a senior speech.
*Students for whom English is a second language are directed to take a foreign language when they will be able to fulfill two years of study in that language.

Linden Hall is on a semester system and reports grades in January and June. A grade of D- is passing. The School does not rank, but does calculate a cumulative weighted G.P.A. Honors and AP courses are weighted by a multiplier of 1.1 and 1.2 respectively.

Grading Scale:

A+ = 4.0A = 4.0A- =3.7
B+ = 3.3B = 3.0B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3C =2.0C- =1.7
D+ = 1.3D = 1.0D- = 0.7


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