College Counseling


The philosophy of the College Counseling Office is to meet students where they are on their educational journey and guide them as they navigate the college search and application process. We recognize that there is a lot of hype about this process; we strive to help students understand this hype, but more importantly to identify their own long-term education goals. Linden Hall's college counselors guide students as they make their academic choices each year, and prepare them to have positive and authentic conversations with college admission representatives both at Linden Hall and while visiting colleges. Between 50 and 75 college admission representatives visit campus each fall; these visits give our students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of higher education options.

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  • 220 Students (60% boarding, 40% day)
  • Student: Faculty ratio is 1:8
  • 18 AP® classes offered
  • 48% receive financial aid
  • 100% accepted to 4-year colleges
  • 30 students in the Class of 2018
  • Average class size: 10
  • Honors and AP courses offered throughout the curriculum
  • Students represent 37 countries, 13 states and the District of Columbia
  • Average SAT score: 1350 (in 2017-18 school year)
  • Middle 50%: 1290–1450
3 million dollars awarded in college scholarships to the Class of 2016.


Arizona State University
Babson College
Baylor University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University - 2
Boston University - 11
Bryn Mawr College - 5
Carnegie Mellon University - 4
Case Western Reserve University
Cazenovia College
Colgate University - 3
Davidson College
DePauw University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Elizabethtown College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach - 2
Emerson College
Fordham University - 4
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Goucher College - 2
Hamilton College - NY
Harvard University - 2
High Point University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington - 3
Irvine Valley College
Johns Hopkins University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Make-up Designory - New York
Marshall University
McGill University - 2
Messiah College
Miami University, Oxford - 2
Michigan State University - 3
Millersville University of Pennsylvania - 2
New York University - 5
Northeastern University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oxford College of Emory University
Pennsylvania State University - 13
Pratt Institute - 2
Princeton University
Purdue University - 6
Rhode Island School of Design
Roanoke College - 2
Rutgers University-New Brunswick - 6
Saint Louis University
Sarah Lawrence College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University - 2
Temple University - 3
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
The George Washington University
The New School - 2
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 London
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego - 3
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut - 2
University of Delaware - 2
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Haven
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania - 2
University of Pittsburgh - 2
University of Richmond
University of Rochester - 6
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California - 3
University of St Andrews
University of Washington - 2
Ursinus College
Utica College
Washington University in St. Louis - 2
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College IL

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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