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College Counseling

Latin measures its success by ensuring that each student is prepared with the academic and emotional skills needed to thrive in college and beyond, and it is the College Counseling Office’s mission to ensure students continue their education at their best-fit institution. College counseling is a highly personalized process at Latin. With a counseling staff of four, each with significant college admissions experience and counseling expertise, the program is as individualized as the rest of our curriculum. Our counselors work closely with students to discover their hopes and dreams, their interests and strengths, and then match those with the best-fit schools. Each student’s college process is about so much more than simply gaining admission; it is an opportunity to learn about one’s own educational and social needs and to develop decision-making tools that will help shape future choices both in and out of the world of academia. Ideally, applying to college is the conclusion of a Latin career that involves engagement in the classroom, an impassioned approach to learning, and a commitment to the life of our school, community and the world beyond Chicago.

The staff of Latin’s College Counseling Office encourages students to be involved, reflective, and accountable for their choices. As the people who know their children best, parents/guardians also play an active role. No two students are alike, and we work hard to connect with students and families and meet them where they are. We will work closely with each student and family to find a group of schools that best match (and build upon) the individual strengths, interests and achievements of an ever-evolving Latin student. We support students and their families every step of the way; we help build college lists, create college visit itineraries, brainstorm essay topics, prepare for interviews, fill out financial aid paperwork, and review all applications prior to submission. We also provide emotional support; we are there to celebrate a student’s successes and console students during times of disappointment.

Latin students attend some of the most diverse and reputable institutions in the United States and abroad; they seek schools that are both far afield and locally situated, small liberal arts colleges and large universities. Latin students are successful in the college application process and apply to a broad spectrum of schools. Ultimately, their choices reflect diligence, the strength of their academic preparation and self-exploration that are the hallmark and natural culmination of their Latin education.

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unique institutions attended in the past five years


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college matriculation
First page of the PDF file: Latin_College_CounselingProfile_2023-24


Highlights of our process

  • Five on-site college counseling staff members
  • Significant, personalized one-on-one counseling beginning junior year with student and families
  • Grade 11 curriculum focused on school research process
  • Expert assistance in the financial aid process
  • Informal coffees and Q&As with the counselors
  • Direct advocacy


I understood the value of this education first hand when I went off to college. My persistence and strong desire to learn and connect with my professors was a reflection of the close relationships I made with my teachers at Latin.

- Alum

Latin taught me from a young age how to be organized, think critically and manage a rigorous academic load.


- Erin Hanlon '95

When I got to Kenyon, I had a head start because of Latin. It wasn't just that I was confident in writing a paper. It was that while everyone else was learning to write a paper, I had time to think about the bigger picture.

- Dan Streicher '06



College Matriculation List


Schools in bold have more than one Latin student in attendance.

American University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College

Baylor University
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University

Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University

California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University

Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University

Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University In the City of New York
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Denison University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University

Emerson College

Emory University
Emory University-Oxford College
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University

Goucher College
Grinnell College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Indiana University-Bloomington

Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Miami University-Oxford
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Northeastern University

Northwestern University
Oberlin College | Conservatory of Music
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University

Providence College
Purdue University-Main Campus
Rice University
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University

Swarthmore College
Syracuse University

The College of Wooster
The University of Tampa
The University of Texas At Austin
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University of Louisiana

Union College
United States Air Force Academy
University of Arizona
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Denver
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina-Columbia
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
University of Virginia-Main Campus
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College

Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington University In St Louis
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College

Xavier University
Yale University

Reach out to us at collegecounseling@latinschool.org.


Justin Clarke

Justin Clarke

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Alexandra Fields

Alexandra Fields

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Titles: Upper School College Counseling
Veronica Vela

Veronica Vela

Titles: College Counseling Assistant
Alex Zotos

Alex Zotos

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling

College Counseling

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