College Placement


  • The reality - among young Americans whose parents did not graduate from college only 5 percent will graduate from college themselves.

In success – 93% of Waterside graduates (Class of 2008 - 2011) are attending or have earned admission to selective colleges and universities

  • The reality – all available evidence strongly indicates that students from lower income backgrounds will have far better life outcomes if able to attend colleges that are selective and well resourced

In success – Colleges that Waterside School alumni are attending in 2018-2019


Most Competitive
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Columbia University
Duke University
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
Rice University
Wesleyan University

Highly Competitive
American University
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Providence College
Syracuse University
University of Connecticut
Wheaton College


Very Competitive
Bentley University
Fairfield University
Howard University
Lake Forest College
Manhattanville College
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Stonehill College
University of New Hampshire
University of South Florida

Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emmanuel College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Iona College

Maryland Institute College of Art
Mount Ida College
North Carolina State University
Old Dominion University
Radford University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
University of Arizona
University of the Arts
University of Hartford
University of South Florida
Western New England University