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At Cranbrook Schools, college preparation and college counseling mean more than preparing students for the “right” college. They mean preparing students for the college that is ideal for them – and then helping them find it. Our dedicated, full-time college counselors provide expert knowledge about the entire college admissions process.

Cranbrook graduates do very well in college. This "paves the way" for future Cranbrook students to be admitted to the most prestigious schools, because the example of success has been set. In short: college admission officers know and respect Cranbrook's academic excellence and are confident students will succeed after admittance.

College Attendance

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  • Fifty colleges most frequently attended by Cranbrook graduates during the past four years:

    Amherst College
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Denison University
    Duke University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Grand Valley State University
    Harvard University 
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    Johns Hopkins University 
    Kalamazoo College
    Loyola Marymount University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Miami University-Oxford
    Michigan State University
    New York University
    Northwestern University
    Oakland University 
    Pennsylvania State University
    Purdue University-Main Campus
    Southern Methodist University
    Stanford University
    Swarthmore College
    Syracuse University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University of California-Berkeley
    University of California-Los Angeles
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Southern California
    University of Toronto
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Washington University in St Louis
    Wayne State University
    Yale University

Class of 2021 College Acceptances

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  • Ivy League Universities

    Class of 2021 Ivy League Acceptances:

    Brown University
    Columbia University

    Cornell University
    Harvard University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Princeton University
    Yale University

    • 14 total admissions representing 9 students
    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated

  • "Hidden Ivy" Colleges & Universities

    (A group established in the book, "The Hidden Ivies", 3rd ed. Greene, Howard, M.A., Ph.D.)
    Class of 2021 "Hidden Ivy" Acceptances:

    Amherst College
    Bates College
    Boston College
    Brandeis University
    Bucknell University
    Carleton College
    Case Western Reserve
    University of Chicago
    Colby College
    Colgate University
    Colorado College
    Connecticut College
    Denison University
    Dickson College
    Duke University
    Emory University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall
    Georgetown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Macalester College
    Mount Holyoke College
    Northwestern University
    Oberlin College
    Reed College
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    Skidmore College
    Stanford University
    University of Southern California
    Swarthmore College
    Trinity College
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Union College
    Vassar College
    Villanova University
    Washington & Lee University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wesleyan University

    • 119 total admissions representing 77 students
    • 53 students with single admits, 24 students with multiple admits
    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated
  • Top 50 National Schools

    (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
    Class of 2021 Top 50 National School Acceptances:

    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    University of California, Berkley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Chicago
    College of William & Mary
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Duke University
    Emory University
    University of Florida
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Georgia
    Harvard University
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lehigh University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of Miami

    University of Michigan
    New York University
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Princeton University
    Stanford University
    University of Rochester
    University of Southern California
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    • 262 total admissions representing 115 students
    • 58 students with single admits, 57 students with multiple admits

    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated
  • Top 50 Liberal Arts Schools

    (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
    Class of 2021 Top 50 Liberal Arts Schools Acceptances:

    Amherst College
    Bates College
    Bucknell University
    Carleton College
    Colby College
    Colgate University
    Colorado College
    Denison University
    Dickinson College
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Kenyon College
    Lafayette College
    Macalester College
    Mount Holyoke College
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College

    University of Richmond
    Skidmore College
    Swarthmore College
    Trinity College
    Union College
    Vassar College
    Washington & Lee University
    Wesleyan University

    • 43 total admissions representing 33 students
    • 25 students with single admits, 8 students with multiple admits

    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated
  • Top 50 Public National Schools

    (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
    Class of 2021 Top 50 Public National University Acceptances:

    Arizona State University
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Merced
    University of California, Riverside
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Clemson University
    College of William & Mary
    University of Connecticut
    University of Deleware
    Florida State University
    University of Florida
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Georgia
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Indiana University
    University of Maryland
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    University of Massachusetts, Lowell
    Miami University, Oxford
    Michigan State University
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Ohio State University
    Ohio University

    University of Oregon
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Purdue University
    Rutgers University
    Stony Brook University
    Temple University
    Texas A&M University
    University of Utah
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute

    • 425 total admissions representing 168 students
    • 49 students with single admits, 119 students with multiple admits

    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated

Acceptance Rates

Cranbrook's Acceptance Rates Compared to the National Average:

Top 50 National
Universities*
19% more often

Top 50 Liberal Arts
Universities*
58% more often

Top 50 Public
Universities*
47% more often


*U.S. News and World Report

Contact Us

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(248) 645-3000