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 1 p.m. via SCOIR.

College Profile 2022-2023

Class of 2022 by the Numbers


67 girls were accepted to 129 colleges and universities in the US and abroad. They matriculated to 42 institutions in 21 states.


14 girls in the last four years have continued their athletic careers in college. These students are members of the bowling, cross country, fencing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and trap teams at Birmingham Southern College, Rhodes College, Roanoke College, Spring Hill College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee Southern, and Washington and Lee University.



29 was the average ACT score for the last four classes of graduating students.

$15 million

The Class of 2022 earned over $15 million in merit awards, including an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, Haslam Scholar at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Foundation Fellowship Scholar at the University of Georgia.


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


85% of the class of 2022 attended colleges out of state. 

The 67 members of the Class of 2022 matriculated to 42 universities and colleges in 21 states.

Auburn University
Auburn University (2)
Birmingham Southern College
Boston College
Bradley University
Butler University
College of Charleston (2)
College of William & Mary
Colorado State University
Emory University
Indiana University
Louisiana State University (3)
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans (2)
Mississippi State University (2)
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University
Reed College
Rhodes College (2)
Saint Joseph's University
Samford University
The George Washington University (2)
The University of Alabama (3)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (6)
Tulane University
University of Arkansas (2)
University of Denver
University of Georgia (6)
University of Memphis
University of Mississippi (3)
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Virginia (2)
Vanderbilt University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University

The college search process is overwhelming. We appreciated the way the St. Mary’s counseling team broke the process down into manageable steps, reassured and educated us throughout, and empowered our daughter to feel confident about her options. Her chosen university is the perfect fit and it is a school we only considered because of the recommendation of the St. Mary’s counselors. Cathy Mccormick Wilson '88

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