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College Counseling

Providing options

We help scholars and families navigate the college application process and maintain strong relationships with college counselors at our partner schools and college admissions officers.

Our scholars receive customized intensive college counseling, ACT/SAT prep activities and in-depth financial aid/college planning services.

A track record of success

Scholars who have been accepted to 4-year colleges and universities

Compared to national four-year college acceptance rate of 67%

Note: This reflects the average school selectivity rate Source: 2019 State of College Admissions, National Association for College Admissions Counseling

Scholars who have graduated or are on track to graduate from 4-year colleges or universities

Compared to the national graduation rate of 65%

Source: 2020 National Center for Education Statistics

College 101 Retreat

Before the start of their freshman year, we bring our scholars together for a two-day retreat where we explore academics and financial aid, as well as how to navigate the social landscape of college life.

Scholars reconnect with their cohort mates and their college academic counselor.

Academic and Social-Emotional Support

Our academic counselors work with each student to provide the level of support they want and need. In addition to regular phone check-ins, counselors visit campuses around the U.S. to meet with students.

College Care Packages

Twice a year, the Rainier Scholars community sends care packages to scholars around the country to show our support and encouragement. We are grateful to the many volunteers who make this possible.

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Colleges and Universities Attended by Rainier Scholars

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Bard College
  • Bates College
  • Bellevue College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Washington University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Wooster
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Denison University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  • Emory University
  • Eugene Lang College
  • Evergreen State College
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Goucher College
  • Harvard College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Highline College
  • Howard University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Knox College
  • Lafayette College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Macalester College
  • Manhattan Christian College
  • Marist College
  • Marlboro College
  • Middlebury College
  • Mills College
  • Morehouse College
  • Mt. Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • North Seattle College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio State University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scripps College
  • Seattle Central College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Simmons College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • South Seattle College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spelman College
  • St. John’s University (NY)
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Suffolk University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Chicago
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington – Bothell
  • University of Washington – Tacoma
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington State University
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Governors University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whatcom College
  • Whitman College
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

“We have beaten the odds. We are now the success stories. We are the role models.”

Jasmine, Cohort 4
Goucher College ’16
Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group

SUCCESS STORIES