College Counseling

Planning for College

  • Strong consistent academic performance over time, as measured in the Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT, TOEFL, ACT, SAT Subject Tests)
  • Extracurricular and community involvement: Outside interests
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Organized application with an interesting personal essay, submitted on time!

In the pre-high school years, specifically grades 7 & 8:

  • Focus on being a capable learner
  • Develop a good work ethic and study habits
  • Build positive relationships
  • Seek to build understanding of each subject
  • Explore academic and extracurricular interests
  • READ, READ, READ!
  • Develop study strategies that best support your own learning style
  • Recognize and embrace the differences in expectations between middle and high school
  • Utilize your number one resources early and often: Your teachers!
  • READ, READ, READ! Add nonfiction to your reading list-newspapers, magazines, online resources
  • Grades in 9th grade count!
  • Establish early on that school is their “job”.
  • Encourage a wide range of reading.
  • Trust and support your student’s teachers.
  • Ask about things that make them go Hmmm.
  • Try to find the balance between challenge and support.

Storm King graduates are consistently accepted to colleges and universities across the United States and the world.  The academic program at SKS prepares our students for the challenges of the college classroom and beyond with a rigorous curriculum that includes numerous honors, advanced, and AP courses across all disciplines.  To that end, the Office of College Counseling provides each student and their loved ones tailored and individual guidance with the goal of identifying colleges and universities that considers not only their diverse academic, extracurricular, and pre-professional interests and goals, but also their unique familial, financial, and personal situations.  The vast array of college acceptances reflects our students’ hard work and accomplishments and the personal journey each one takes to finding the right college for them.

College Acceptances 2018-2021

Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

  • American University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Howard University
  • New York University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University of St. Louis
  • Wellesley College

Liberal Arts

  • Arcadia University
  • Bard College
  • Brandeis University
  • The Citadel
  • Columbia College, Chicago
  • Connecticut College
  • Denison College
  • DePauw University
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hilbert College
  • Ithaca College
  • Kenyon College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lesley University
  • Lewis & Clark University
  • Lycoming College
  • Meredith College
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • The College of Wooster
  • The Sage Colleges
  • Trinity College
  • University of the South
  • Vassar College

Science and Technology

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Jefferson University (Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson
  • University)
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Historically Religious Foundation

  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • California Lutheran University
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • DePaul University
  • Dominican University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fordham University
  • Grove City College
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Nazareth College
  • Notre Dame College
  • Pepperdine University
  • St. John’s University, New York
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Spring Hill College
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Delaware State University
  • Fisk University
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • Spelman College
  • Virginia State University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Culinary, Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Center College of Design
  • Berklee College of Music
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY)
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • LIM College
  • Maryland institute College of Art
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Parsons-The New School
  • Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Pratt Institute
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University
  • University of the Arts

International Colleges and Universities

  • CEU Cardenal Herrera University
  • Franklin University Switzerland
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Niagara College
  • Quest University Canada
  • Universidad de Navarra
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • University of Belgrade
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Toronto
  • Waseda University

Large Private and Public Colleges and Universities

  • Alfred University
  • Arizona State University, Tempe
  • Auburn University
  • Boise State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Drexel University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Iowa State University
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick
  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maine
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington State University

Small to Mid-Size Regional/National Colleges and Universities

  • Adelphi University
  • Albright College
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Campbell University