Welcome to the College Counseling Office web page. It is our genuine pleasure to serve as your partners as you go through the college search and application process.

The college process at Hawken begins formally in January of the junior year. We offer a series of meetings and workshops throughout the year to keep you informed and on schedule, and we will also meet with you individually from beginning to end. This website is designed to complement the counseling process, and we hope you will check back regularly to read new announcements and keep current with important dates and events, to monitor the college representative visit schedule, to read about available scholarships, and to explore summer opportunities for learning and growth.

As we counsel students and parents through this very exciting time, our emphasis is on making good matches: for each student, we hope to identify a group of colleges where his or her interests and talents will be developed fully. This cannot be done overnight, so students are encouraged to be active participants in the counseling program and to treat this search as they would any long-term research project which requires regular attention to complete.

While we hope that you will visit our website often to keep updated on the latest news and to answer many of your questions, we also look forward to our next phone conversation or meeting with you. We enjoy working personally with each college-bound student, and we are committed to providing the best possible guidance throughout your college process.

The Class of 2015 will be Attending the Following Fine Institutions

American University
Bates College (2)
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Butler University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University (4)   
Alexander A. Treuhaft Mem. Scholarship (1)
Colorado College
Columbia University
Cornell University (2)
DePaul University (2)
Dickinson College
Elon University (2)
Emory University (2)
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hamilton College
Harvard University (2)
Heidelberg University
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College (2)
Lake Forest College (2)
Louisburg College
Miami University, Oxford (4)
Middlebury College
New York University (2)
Northwestern University (2)
Norwich University (2)
Notre Dame College of Ohio
Oberlin College
Ohio University
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Saint Louis University
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology   
Syracuse University
The College of Wooster (4)
The George Washington University (3)
The Ohio State University (3)
    Honors and Scholars (3)
The Ohio State University, Mansfield
Tufts University
Tufts University-
    School of The Museum of Fine Arts    
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Mount Union
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
    Trustee Scholar
University of St. Andrews
Washington University in St. Louis (4)
Wittenberg University
Xavier University
Yale University

Click here to view Hawken's matriculation list as publicized in the New York Times.

The Hawken Advantage

Hawken students are more than twice as likely to get into a top national university or liberal arts college.

The Hawken Result

Hawken has the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists amongst its Cleveland area private schools over the past ten years.

40% of the students in the Class of 2015 received merit scholarships totaling $4,871,314 per year. Some scholarships include full tuition, room and board.

Admission to Hawken

Interested in attending Hawken? Click here for Admission information.

Meet Our Team

List of 4 members.

  • Ms. Renee Bischoff 

    Director Of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2089
    Carleton College - B.A.
  • Mr. Patrick Colonna 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2922
  • Mrs. Maria Steiner 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2126
  • Ms. Karrie Chounet 

    College Counseling Office Coordinator
    (440) 423-2916

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