College Counseling

Outcomes of a St. Mary’s Education

The College Counseling team works closely with each Upper School student, helping her discover colleges and universities which fit her academic, social, and environmental expectations, and guiding her through the entire application and selection process.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers


57 girls were accepted to 115 colleges and universities in the US and abroad. They matriculated to 39 institutions in 19 states and the District of Columbia.


4 girls will continue their athletic careers in college. Two swimmers will participate in intercollegiate athletics at Centre College (D3) and Rollins College (D2). A gymnast will compete at Centenary College in Louisiana (D3) and a golfer at the University of Illinois at Chicago (D1).


30.1 was the  average ACT for the Class of 2019, with more than 75% of the class scoring 29 or above. 

$14 million

The Class of 2019 earned over $14 million in merit awards, including a University of Southern California Presidential Scholarship, a Questbridge Scholarship at Vanderbilt University, a University of Miami Singer Scholarship, a McNair Scholarship at the University of South Carolina, and a Day Scholarship at Rhodes College.


22% of the class was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program including 5 National Merit Finalists and 9 National Merit Commended students.


9 Artists attend schools where they focus on arts management, architecture, filmmaking, theater performance and management, graphic design, film and digital media, dance, and musical theatre

The 60-members of the Class of 2020 matriculated to 46 universities and colleges in 23 states with one Gap Year student.

University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
Bates College
University of California, Los Angeles
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centre College 
Christian Brothers University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
University of Colorado, Boulder
Dartmouth College
University of Denver
Depaul University
University of Florida     
Georgetown University
University of Georgia
University of Illinois, Chicago
Kenyon College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Marymount Manhattan College
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Pace University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Rhodes College
Rollins College
Saint Louis University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of South Carolina
Spring Hill College
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Texas
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
University of Virginia
Vicki Englehart Thompson

Vicki Englehart Thompson

Dean of College Counseling
Leanne Owens

Leanne Owens

Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator
Chancey Thompson

Chancey Thompson

Associate Dean of College Counseling
Cornell University
Duke University
Emory University