College Counseling

Choosing a college is about finding the right mix of academics, activities, location, resources, and faculty. The process of finding that "right fit" begins in 6th grade when Lake Ridge Academy's Director of College Counseling meets with Middle School families to outline the journey ahead. Students are first introduced to the college admission process at the beginning of the their 9th grade year.

In 11th grade, the Director of College Counseling meets with each student and his or her parents to outline an individualized plan to find the college or university that best suits each student's talents, academic strengths and needs. During the senior year, all seniors attend Senior Seminar, which is a class led by the Director of College Counseling who helps guide the senior class through the college application process. The Director of College Counseling also works individually with every senior on his or her college application. To that end, seniors are provided with a wide array of resources that includes campus visits by college admission representatives, ready access to catalogs and view books, guides to every aspect of the admission process, and dozens of scholarship and financial aid guidebooks.

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The Class of 2018 was accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Students will be attending colleges in bold

The University of Akron
The University of The Arts
Allegheny College
American University
The University of Arizona
Baldwin Wallace University
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Bucknell University
Butler University
University of California, San Diego
Canisius College
Capital University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
Clark University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Colgate University
Concordia University
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
Denison University
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Emory University
The University of Findlay
Furman University
The George Washington University
University of Georgia
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Hiram College
John Carroll University
Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte)
Kent State University
University of Kentucky
Lander University
Lawrence University
Loyola University Chicago
Marietta College
Marquette University
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mercer University
Miami University, Oxford
University of Michigan
Middle Tennessee State University
Millikin University
University of Missouri, Columbia
Mount St. Mary's University
New York University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Oregon
Otis College of Art and Design
University of the Pacific
Pennsylvania State University – Abington
University of Pittsburgh
Purchase College, State University of New York
Purdue University
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rutgers University-Newark
Saint Louis University
Seton Hall University
State University of New York at Albany
Stony Brook University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Toledo
Trine University
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
Walsh University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wittenberg University
The College of Wooster
Xavier University
Youngstown State University

The 50 Lake Ridge Academy graduates garnered over $4.1 million in college scholarships!

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Annual Mini College Fair

In November, Lake Ridge Academy hosts an annual Mini College Fair, an event open to all area families to attend and meet college admission representatives from more than a dozen prestigious private and public colleges and universities. The evening includes keynote sessions delivered by subject-matter experts on pertinent college planning information like navigating the college admission process, saving for college, and learning how to apply for financial aid. The 2019 Mini College Fair will be held on November 6, 2019 and more specific information will be made available later this summer. Download the 2018 Mini College Fair Flyer to learn more about last year's event.

"I've attended several State approved college fairs and multiple college nights that schools have organized on their own. The Lake Ridge Academy Mini College Fair is among the best communicated college fairs that I've attended. For one school to pull in 250 plus students from around the area to its first event was amazing!" - Ohio State University Admission Representative

Meet the Director of College Counseling and Strategic Engagement

Keeon Gregory

Lake Ridge Academy is a special place with wonderful people that offers a stimulating intellectual environment. It has been my honor to serve as college counselor to hundreds of families during my many years at Lake Ridge. As I get to know the student and their parents, I work diligently to help them find the "best fit" for college. This approach often times leads to placement into some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the country.

Keeon Gregory
16 years at Lake Ridge Academy