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.

Contact Us

By Phone: 203.625.5846
By Email:

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Douglas Burdett

    Douglas Burdett 

    Assistant Head of School; 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 

    College Placement Assistant
    (203) 625-5846

College Matriculation Lists

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  • Click Here for the 2016-2020 Composite List

    University of Pennsylvania24University of Notre Dame9University of Vermont5
    Georgetown University19University of Richmond9Columbia University4
    Duke University17Stanford University8New York University4
    Boston College15Trinity College8Northeastern University4
    Dartmouth College15University of Miami8Northwestern University4
    Middlebury College15Junior Hockey7Santa Clara University4
    Yale University15Washington University7St. Lawrence University4
    University of Virginia14Amherst College6Tulane University4
    Princeton University13Bucknell University6Union College4
    Southern Methodist University12Massachusetts Institute of Technology6University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill4
    Harvard University11University of Michigan6Davidson College3
    University of Chicago11University of Wisconsin6Elon University3
    Wake Forest University11Villanova University6Hamilton College3
    Brown University10Colgate University5Lehigh University3
    University of Southern California10George Washington University5Tufts University3
    Williams College10University of Connecticut5University of Colorado, Boulder3
    Cornell University9University of Denver5

    In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes of 2016-2020 matriculated at each of the following:
    Babson CollegeHoward UniversityTexas Christian University
    Bates CollegeIDC Herzliya CollegeTrinity College, Dublin
    American UniversityImperial College, LondonU.S. Naval Academy
    Berklee College of MusicJohns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Boston UniversityLong Island University, PostUniversity of British Columbia
    Bowdoin CollegeManhattan CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
    Brigham Young UniversityMerrimack CollegeUniversity of Indiana
    Carleton CollegeMiami University, OhioUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
    Carnegie Mellon UniversityPenn State UniversityUniversity of Mississippi (Honors College)
    Case Western UniversityPurdue UniversityUniversity of North Dakota
    Colby CollegeQuinnipiac UniversityUniversity of Oregon
    College of the Holy CrossRennselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of Oxford
    College of William & MaryRhodes CollegeUniversity of Rochester
    College of William & Mary/St. AndrewsRochester Institute of TechnologyUniversity of San Diego
    Colorado CollegeSacred Heart UniversityUniversity of St. Andrews
    Denison UniversitySchool of Visual ArtsValparaiso University
    Dickinson CollegeSeton Hall UniversityVassar College
    Emory UniversitySouthern Connecticut State UniversityVirginia Polytechnic Institute
    Fordham UniversitySpringfield CollegeWagner College
    Franklin & MarshallSt. John's UniversityWashington & Lee University
    Haverford CollegeStonehill CollegeWashington College
    Hendrix CollegeStony Brook UniversityWesleyan University
    Hobart & William Smith CollegesSyracuse University
  • Click Here for the Class of 2020 List

    Yale University5Brigham Young University1
    Georgetown University4Carnegie Mellon University1
    Duke University4Colgate University1
    University of Pennsylvania4Dickinson College1
    University of Wisconsin4Emory University1
    Boston College3Howard University1
    Cornell University3Imperial College, London1
    Harvard University3New York University1
    Middlebury College3Northwestern University1
    Princeton University3University of Mississippi (Honors College)1
    University of Miami3Rochester Institute of Technology1
    University of Southern California3Santa Clara University1
    University of Virginia3St. Lawrence University1
    Brown University2Stony Brook University1
    Bucknell University2Texas Christian University1
    Dartmouth College2Trinity College1
    George Washington University2University of California, Berkeley1
    Hamilton College2University of Chicago1
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology2University of Denver1
    U.S. Naval Academy2University of Indiana1
    Penn State University2University of Massachusetts Amherst1
    Sacred Heart University2University of Michigan1
    University of Connecticut2University of North Carolina1
    Wake Forest University2University of Richmond1
    Washington University2Union College1
    Amherst College1Villanova1
    Bowdoin College1Williams College1

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