College Matriculation

As one of the leading coed prep schools on the East Coast, Northfield Mount Hermon graduates attend a wide range of top colleges and universities. Members of each class enroll at approximately 125 different institutions each year. 

NMH helps ensure that you will get into the best college for you through a carefully planned, multi-year process that begins shortly after you arrive on campus. 

College-Prep, Step by Step

Selecting a college starts early for all NMH students. Right away, you’ll work with your academic advisor and the school’s college-counseling team to get you on the right track for college. 

  • In ninth grade, you’ll be encouraged to try new academic areas and activities, to begin identifying where your interests and talents lie. You’ll learn to develop the intellectual skills you’ll need in college. And you’ll practice for the college-entry exams by taking the PSAT.
  • Sophomore year, you’ll get a broad overview of the college-search process, and continue building your college-prep “résumé” with the help of your academic advisor.
  • Junior year, the college-search process gets more focused. You’re assigned your own college counselor and take a college-counseling class to learn how the application process works. You’ll take college-admission tests, attend college fairs, and start making a list of colleges and universities that interest you.
  • By senior year, you’ll be fully prepared to choose, visit, and apply to the institutions you like, and that are likely to accept you. You’ll take the final round of college-admission exams and learn how to ace your college applications. You’ll meet regularly all year with your college advisor and academic advisor, who will guide you through the many activities that culminate in those coveted letters of acceptance.

Personalized Attention

With thousands of four-year colleges and universities, how do you find the one that’s best for you? Starting in your junior year, you’ll have your own college counselor who will help you narrow down that intimidating number of institutions into a suitable selection. Then you’ll work together through the application and college-decision process.

Naturally that person will thoroughly understand the intricate world of college-entrance exams, visits, and applications. And by the time you’re ready to choose a college, your counselor will also know you well. Your academic strengths and challenges. Your personality. Your interests. Your goals. It’s a personal partnership that lasts at least until you’ve made a final decision about where to study after NMH. You’ll celebrate that achievement together.

Where Recent NMH Grads Now Study

This list represents a selection of schools that NMH graduates currently attend.

  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Dickinson College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College (New York)
  • Harvard University
  • Haverford College
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • King's College London
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Macalester College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Miami University, Ohio
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Reed College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Scripps College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College, New York
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University