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 - 2012) 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 2019-2020


Most Competitive
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
George Washington University
Hamilton College
Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury College
Trinity College
Villanova University
Wesleyan University

Highly Competitive
American University
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Brandies University
College of Wooster
Drexel University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Marist College
New York University
Providence College
Skidmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Union College
University of Connecticut
University of Richmond
Washington & Jefferson College
Wheaton College


Very Competitive
The American Musical & Dramatic Academy
Howard University
Manhattanville College
Nazareth College
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
University of South Florida

Bowie State University
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Iona College

Maryland Institute College of Art
North Carolina State University
St. John's University
University of Arizona
University of the Arts
University of Hartford
University of South Florida