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 2017 will be Attending the Following Fine Institutions

American University
Amherst College
Babson College
Bowdoin College
Brewster Academy (PG Year)
Brigham Young University
Bucknell University (3)
Canisius College
Capital University
Carleton College (2)
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University (5)
Champlain College
Cleveland State University (2)
Colgate University
Colorado College
Dartmouth College (2)
Davidson College
Denison University
Duke University
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College (2)
Lehigh University
Loyola Marymount University
Miami University, Oxford (13)
Northwestern University (3)
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Ohio University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhodes College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University (3)
Texas Christian University
The College of Wooster (3)
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University (4)
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California, Irvine
University of Chicago (2)
University of Cincinnati (2)
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan (3)
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Villanova University
Washington University in St. Louis (4)
West Virginia University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gap Year (3)






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. M. Bischoff 

    Director Of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2089
    Carleton College - B.A.
    2010
  • Mr. Patrick Colonna 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2937 x221
    2014
  • Ms. Maria Steiner 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (440) 423-2126
    Case Western Reserve University - B.A.
    2013
  • Ms. Karrie Chounet 

    College Counseling Office Coordinator
    (440) 423-2916
    2011

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