College Counseling

Today’s high school graduates face a world of uncertainties—economic, political, social, environmental. In College Counseling, we're committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and we celebrate the gifts that each student brings to the Woodward community. We encourage students to aspire and plan, and we respond as good listeners, problem-solvers, and advocates. Our program strives to help students find the college or university that best matches their individual strengths and interests. Our talented team of college counselors have one goal in mind: to help students achieve both happiness and success in their higher education choices.

Brian Rutledge meeting with a Woodward Academy student in the College Counseling Office

Our students are notably well-prepared as they graduate and progress to each new challenge. They begin college with qualities of character and mind that few other freshmen possess—civility, endurance, social agility, and self-reliance. These qualities ensure success in college and a well-laid path for life.

A typical Woodward graduating class

  • Attends more than 100 different colleges and universities around the U.S. and the world
  • Earns upward of $14 million in scholarship awards
  • Includes more than 75% qualifying for HOPE scholarships, merit scholarships, or both