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.

Acceptance Rates

Cranbrook's Acceptance Rates Compared to the National Average:

Top 50 National
Universities*
35% more often

Top 50 Liberal Arts
Universities*
54% more often

Top 50 Public
Universities*
45% more often


*U.S. News and World Report

Class of 2018 College Acceptances

List of 5 items.

  • Ivy League Universities

    Class of 2018 Ivy League Acceptances:

    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth University
    Harvard University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University

    • 13 total admissions representing 11 students
    • 10 students with single admits, 1 student with multiple admits
    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 2018 "Hidden Ivy" Acceptances:

    Amherst College
    Barnard College
    Boston College
    Brandeis University
    Bucknell University
    Carleton College
    Case Western University
    University of Chicago
    Connecticut College
    Denison University
    Emory University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Georgetown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Macalester College
    Middlebury College
    Northwestern University
    University of Notre Dame
    Oberlin College
    Reed College
    Rice University
    University of Rochester
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    University of Southern California
    Southern Methodist University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wellesley College
    Williams College

    • 107 total admissions representing 78 students
    • 57 students with single admits, 21 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 2018 Top 50 National School Acceptances:

    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    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
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth University
    Emory University
    University of Florida
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lehigh University
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    New York University
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pepperdine University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic University
    Rice University
    University of Rochester
    University of Southern California
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    College of William and Mary
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Yale University

    • 241 total admissions representing 117 students
    • 58 students with single admits, 59 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 2018 Top 50 Liberal Arts Schools Acceptances:

    Amherst College
    Bard College
    Barnard College
    Bucknell University
    Carleton College
    Denison University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Harvey Mudd College
    Kenyon College
    Macalaster College
    Middlebury College
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College
    Pitzer College
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    United States Air Force Academy
    United States Military Academy
    United States Naval Academy
    Wellesley College
    Williams College

    • 41 total admissions representing 33 students
    • 27 students with single admits, 6 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 2018 Top 50 Public National University Acceptances:

    The University of Alabama
    Binghamton University
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Clemson University
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Colorado School of Mines
    University of Connecticut
    Florida State University
    University of Florida
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Georgia
    University of Illinois
    Indiana University
    University of Iowa
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Miami University, Oxford
    Michigan State University
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota
    University of New Hampshire
    University of North Carolina
    North Carolina State University
    Ohio State University
    University of Oregon
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Purdue University
    University of South Carolina
    Stony Brook University
    University of Texas, Austin
    University of Virginia
    University of Vermont
    Virginia Tech
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    College of William and Mary
    University of Wisconsin

    • 368 total admissions representing 204 students
    • 110 students with single admits, 103 students with multiple admits

    bold typface indicates at least one student matriculated

College Attendance

Over the past five years, our students have gone on to attend 420 different colleges and universities across the country and around the world. The list below represents the schools most commonly attended by our graduates over the same time:

Albion College   Miami University, Oxford
Amherst College Michigan State University
Babson College New York University
Boston College Northwestern University
Boston University Oberlin College
Brown University Pomona College
Case Western Reserve University    School of the Art Inst. of Chicago
Carnegie Mellon University Tufts University
Columbia University Tulane University
Cornell University UCLA
Dartmouth College University of Chicago
Denison University University of Colorado, Boulder
DePaul University University of Illinois
Duke University University of Michigan
Emory University University of Notre Dame
George Washington University University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University University of Southern California
Georgia Tech Yale University
Grand Valley State University Yale University
Harvard University Vanderbilt University
Howard University Vassar College
Indiana University Washington University in St. Louis
Johns Hopkins University Wellesley College
Kalamazoo College Williams College
MIT Yale University


 

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