College Placement Office

During the spring of junior year, each student is invited to meet with a member of the college counseling team to initiate the college planning process. After reviewing the student’s selection of senior courses, confirming his testing plans, and discussing his personal questionnaire, the counselor and student begin to generate a list of potential colleges to pursue.

This initial college list serves as a foundation for the college search, but it is updated, added to, and changed throughout the process. In many cases, this initial list is quite large and will require further clarification of preferences on the student’s part.

After careful research and more discussion, the student begins to plan campus visits. The optimum time for visiting and interviewing is in late August or early September. Once school has begun, seniors are granted college visiting days as needed.

The final list, indicating where each student will apply, will be generated following another meeting with each senior in the early fall.

Students then begin organizing application requirements for each school and writing applications and essays. Our philosophy is to let a student be in charge of his own process and to encourage him to use the advice of the guidance office as often as needed. It is crucial that parents guard against taking over the process.

Since much of the application process occurs at home, parents are encouraged to monitor their son’s progress and to alert us immediately if they see any significant signs of procrastination.

Involvement of the college counselors will continue until late spring, when every student has made a final decision. The College Guidance Office prides itself on being supportive of our students every step of the way.

College Matriculation Lists

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  • Class of 2019

    Georgetown6 U Richmond2 Seton Hall1
    Princeton6 UVA Engineering2 St. Lawrence1
    Duke5 Villanova2 Stanford1
    Trinity5 Boston University1 Trinity, Dublin1
    U Penn5 Brown1 Tulane1
    Middlebury4 Bucknell1 U Denver1
    Dartmouth3 Case Western1 U Indiana1
    Notre Dame3 Colby1 U North Dakota1
    Harvard3 Colgate1 U Oregon1
    SMU3 Cornell1 U Rochester1
    U Michigan3 Elon1 USC1
    Amherst2 Fordham1 U Wisconsin1
    Boston College2 George Washington1 Vassar1
    Columbia2 Haverford1 Wake Forest1
    Hobart2 IDC Herzliya1 Washington & Lee1
    Northeastern2 Johns Hopkins1 William & Mary1
    U Chicago2 Lehigh1 William & Mary/St. Andrews1
    U Miami2 NYU1 Yale1
  • Five-Year Composite (2015-2019)

    University of Pennsylvania23University of Richmond10Tufts University4
    Dartmouth College17Yale University10Union College4
    Georgetown University17Bucknell University8University of Denver4
    University of Virginia17Trinity College8Washington & Lee University4
    Boston College16Junior Hockey7Bates College3
    Duke University16Northwestern University7College of William & Mary3
    Southern Methodist University13Tulane University7Davidson College3
    Wake Forest University13University of Vermont7Elon University3
    Middlebury College12Villanova University7Franklin & Marshall3
    University of Southern California12University of Michigan6George Washington University3
    Williams College12Amherst College5Johns Hopkins University3
    Brown University11Colgate University5Lehigh University3
    Princeton University11Columbia University5Northeastern University3
    Stanford University11University of Miami5St. Lawrence University3
    University of Chicago11University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill5Syracuse University3
    Cornell University10Washington University5University of Colorado, Boulder3
    Harvard University10Massachusetts Institute of Technology4University of Connecticut3
    University of Notre Dame10New York University4University of Wisconsin3
    Santa Clara University4

    In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes of 2015-2019 matriculated at each of the following:
    American UniversityIDC Herzliya CollegeU.S. Naval Academy
    Babson CollegeLong Island University, PostUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Berklee College of MusicManhattan CollegeUniversity of Arizona
    Boston UniversityMerrimack CollegeUniversity of British Columbia
    Bowdoin CollegeMiami University, OhioUniversity of California, Berkeley
    Carleton CollegePro SoccerUniversity of New Hampshire
    Case Western Reserve UniversityPurdue UniversityUniversity of Oregon
    Colby CollegeQuinnipiac UniversityUniversity of Oxford
    College of the Holy CrossRennselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of Rochester
    College of William & Mary/St. AndrewsRhodes CollegeUniversity of San Diego
    Colorado CollegeSchool of Visual ArtsUniversity of St. Andrews
    Denison UniversitySeton Hall UniversityValparaiso University
    Fordham UniversitySouthern Connecticut State UniversityVassar College
    Hamilton CollegeSpringfield CollegeVirginia Polytechnic Institute
    Haverford CollegeSt. John's UniversityWagner College
    Hendrix CollegeStonehill CollegeWashington College
    Hobart & William Smith CollegesTrinity College, DublinWesleyan University

Contact Us

By Phone: 203.625.5823
By Email:

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Douglas Burdett

    Douglas Burdett 

    Assistant Headmaster; Director of College Placement; Upper School English
    (203) 625-5823
  • Photo of Brian Shepard

    Brian Shepard 

    Associate Director, College Placement; Upper School Visual Arts
  • Photo of Cullen McMahon

    Cullen McMahon 

    Associate Director, College Placement; Upper School English
    203.625.5800 x5817
  • Photo of Megan McDermott

    Megan McDermott 

    Assistant to Assistant Headmaster and Director of College Placement
    (203) 625-5846

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223