College Counseling

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.

St. Mary's welcomes college representatives to schedule a virtual visit with students at 10:15 a.m. or 12:50 p.m. via REPVISITS.

College Profile 2021-2022

Class of 2020 by the Numbers


60 girls were accepted to 113 colleges and universities in the US and abroad. They matriculated to 46 institutions in 23 states, with one taking a gap year. 


4 girls will continue their athletic careers in college. Two swimmers will participate in intercollegiate athletics at Kenyon College (D3) and Washington & Lee University (D3). A soccer player will compete at Roanoke College (D3), and a tennis player will join the team at the University of Mississippi (D1).


30.9 was the  average ACT score for the Class of 2020, with the average SAT score 1318. 

$12 million

The Class of 2020 earned over $12 million in merit awards, including a University of North Carolina Morehead-Cain Scholarship, a Mississippi State University Provost Scholarship, and an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.


17% of the class was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program including 6 National Merit Finalists and 4 National Merit Commended students.


15 STEM Majors:
Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Public Health
Exercise Science
Health Science 
Environmental Science
Health Equity

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
Arizona State University
University of Arkansas (2)
Auburn University
Barnard College
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
College of Charleston
University of Denver (3)
DePaul University
Fordham University   
University of Georgia
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
University of Maryland
University of Memphis (3)
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State University
New York University
University of North Carolina
Northeastern University
Oxford College of Emory University
Rhodes College (3)
Roanoke College
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Texas
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
Tulane University (2)
United States Naval Academy
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech 
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
College of Wooster
Yale University
*One student taking a Gap Year to pursue Trap competition
Beverly Brooks

Beverly Brooks

Director of College Counseling
Mason Brown

Mason Brown

Assistant Director of College Counseling
Leanne Pleasants

Leanne Pleasants

Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator
Cornell University
Duke University
Emory University