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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  • Founded 1746
  • Enrollment: 210 girls, grades 6–12
  • 60% Boarding/40% Day
  • 50% international students represent
  • 45 countries
  • 48% of students receive financial aid
  • 20 Endowed Scholarships
  • In 2018–2019, students completed
  • 9,959 hours of community service
  • 86% of students involved in athletic teams
  • 52% of students involved in music ensembles


  • 100% of students accepted to
  • 4-year colleges
  • Student:Faculty ratio is 1:8
  • Average Class size is 10
  • Classes meet for 58 minutes four
  • times per week
  • Advanced Placement® and Honors classes offered
  • Students are required to carry five academic courses each year
  • 38 Students in Class of 2020;
  • 2 National Merit Hispanic Scholars
  • and 3 Commended Scholars
  • 54 members of the Class of 2019 matriculated to 48 different colleges
3 million dollars awarded in college scholarships to the Class of 2016.


Albright College

American University

Augustana College

Barnard College

Baylor University

Berklee College of Music

Boston College

Boston University - 5

Bryn Mawr College - 3

Bucknell University - 2

California State University, Long Beach

Carnegie Mellon University - 3

Central Florida College

Clemson University

Cornell University

Davidson College

DePaul University

Drew University

Drexel University - 3

Duke University

Duquesne University

Elizabethtown College - 2

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. - 2

Emerson College

Fordham University - 5

Franklin & Marshall College - 2

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Goucher College - 3

Harvard College - 2

High Point University

Hofstra University

Indiana University at Bloomington

Irvine Valley College

James Cook University, Singapore

Johns Hopkins University

Lebanon Valley College

Lehigh University

Make-up Designory - New York

Maryland Institute College of Art

McGill University

Michigan State University

Millersville Univ. of Pennsylvania - 2

Misericordia University

Moore College of Art and Design

New York University - 5

Northeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Oxford College of Emory University

Pennsylvania State University - 7

Point Park University

Pratt Institute

Purdue University - 8

Rhode Island School of Design

Roanoke College

Rutgers University-New Brunswick - 5

Saint Joseph's University

Saint Leo University

Sarah Lawrence College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 2

School of Visual Arts - 2

Seattle University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Simmons University - 2

Skidmore College

St. Lawrence University

Stony Brook University

SUNY Albany

Syracuse University - 3

Temple University - 3

The College of Wooster

The Cooper Union for Science & Art

The George Washington University

The New School - All Divisions - 3

The Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

The University of Edinburgh - 2

The Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of Tampa

University at Buffalo SUNY

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego - 3

Univ. of California, Santa Barbara - 2

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago - 2

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Illinois at Chicago

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 3

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Miami

University of New Haven

University of New Orleans

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania - 3

University of Pittsburgh - 3

University of Richmond

University of Rochester - 6

University of San Francisco - 2

University of South Carolina - Columbia

University of Southern California

University of St Andrews

University of Toronto

University of Washington - 3

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Utica College

Washington and Jefferson College

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis - 2

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wesleyan University

West Virginia University

Wheaton College IL

William & Mary

Yale University

Yonsei University



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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