College Counseling

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At Landon, the college search is guided by fit. Our 30-to-1 student-to-counselor ratio is far lower than most private and public schools, so our boys receive plenty of personal attention and guidance as they weigh this important decision. Under the leadership of Co-Directors of College Counseling Deborah Basket (previously a high-level admissions director at the College of William & Mary) and Andy Luther, we begin the process in Grade 9 to advise you on course selection.

By Grade 11, you are matched with a counselor who works with you and your family one-on-one. In Grade 12, our students craft their lists very carefully and strategically, and that explains why so many of our seniors attend one of their top schools.

We want our boys to find a place that will allow them to continue to challenge themselves academically, explore their interests and passions, and prepare them for careers and life beyond college.

Quick Facts:

  • Our 80 seniors in the Class of 2019 headed to 59 different schools in the fall.
  • 97 percent applied Early Decision or Early Action.
  • 75 percent attended a college or university to which they applied early.

College Matriculation List - Class of 2019

Landon Alumni Class of 2019 sit proudly in their new college sweatshirts

The University of Alabama
Amherst College
Boston College (2)
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Bucknell University
Champlain College
College of Charleston
University of Chicago (2)
Colby College (2)
Colorado College
Cornell University
Davidson College (2)
Delaware State University
Dickinson College (2)
Elon University (2)
Fairfield University 
The George Washington University
University of Georgia
Gettysburg College (2)
Harvard College
Indiana University at Bloomington (3)
Kenyon College
Loyola University of Maryland (3)
University of Maryland, College Park (4)
Miami University, Oxford (2)
University of Miami
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
Northeastern University

University of Notre Dame
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Princeton University
Purdue University (2)
University of Richmond (2)
Santa Clara University
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Southern California (2)
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University (2)
Temple University
Texas Christian University
University of Toronto
Trinity College
Tufts University (2)
Tulane University (2)
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Virginia Tech (2)
University of Virginia
College of William & Mary
Williams College
The College of Wooster
Yale University
York College of Pennsylvania



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