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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  • 204 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
  • 54 students in the Class of 2019
  • 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.


American University

Arizona State University

Berklee College of Music

Binghamton University

Boston University - 10

Bryn Mawr College - 4

Bucknell University

Carnegie Mellon University - 4

Colgate University - 2

Davidson College

Drew University

Drexel University - 2

Duke University

Duquesne University

Elizabethtown College - 2

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach - 2

Emerson College

Fordham University - 4

Franklin & Marshall College

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Goucher College - 3

Hamilton College - NY

Harvard University - 2

High Point University

Indiana University at Bloomington - 2

Irvine Valley College

James Cook University, Singapore

Johns Hopkins University

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Lebanon Valley College

Lehigh University

Make-up Designory - New York

McGill University

Messiah College

Miami University, Oxford

Michigan State University - 3

Millersville University of Pennsylvania - 2

Moore College of Art and Design

New York University - 5

Northeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Oxford College of Emory University

Pennsylvania State University - 12

Princeton University

Purdue University - 7

Rhode Island School of Design

Roanoke College

Rutgers University-New Brunswick - 6

Sarah Lawrence College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Seattle University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Simmons College

Skidmore College

St. Lawrence University

State University of New York at Albany

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University - 2

Temple University - 3

The College of Wooster

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of

Science & Art

The George Washington University

The New School - All Divisions - 3

The Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Iowa

The University of Tampa

University at Buffalo The State University of New York

University College London - 2

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego - 2

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago - 2

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut - 2

University of Delaware

University of Edinburgh

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 New Haven

University of New Orleans

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania - 2

University of Pittsburgh - 2

University of Rochester - 6

University of San Francisco - 2

University of Southern California - 2

University of St Andrews

University of Toronto

University of Washington

Ursinus College

Utica College

Washington University in St. Louis - 2

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wheaton College IL

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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