Valued Voices
Exciting Choices


Seniors in college t-shirts

Norfolk Academy's last five graduating classes attend 132 different colleges in 33 different states and several international locations. We are pleased that our students cast a wide search net and consider a diverse group of colleges and universities over the course of their admission journey.

We do not judge our success by the number of students admitted to "most selective" institutions, but rather,  the percentage of students who persist at their original college of choice through to senior year. Our retention rate is well over 90%. Additionally, Norfolk Academy students submit (on average) five applications for admission, a data point which demonstrates both the focused nature of our seniors and the curated counsel we provide as a team. It is our privilege and joy to help each student build an understanding of self which leads to selecting a college at which he or she will thrive.

College Attended by the Classes of 2016-2020

American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Babson College
Barnard College
Bates College
Boston College
Boston University
Bridgewater College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Technology
Canisius College
Carnegie Mellon University
Chapman University
Christopher Newport University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Durham University, The United Kingdom
East Carolina University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emory University
Flagler College
Florida A&M University
George Mason University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Hamilton College 
Hampden-Sydney College
Harvard University
Haverford College


High Point University
Hofstra University
Hollins University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Leiden University - The Netherlands
Long Island University
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Marist College
Merrimack College
Middlebury College
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
The New School
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pomona College
Prairie View A&M University
Princeton University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockhurst University
Saint Anselm College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
St. John's College (Santa Fe)
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy


United States Naval Academy
The University of Alabama
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Nevada
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
William & Mary
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University