Academics

2019-2020 Office of College Counseling Annual Report

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  • The Class of 2020: By the Numbers

    • 76 Seniors in the class will matriculate to 38 different schools in 15 different states, Canada, and the District of Columbia.
    • An average of 4.4 applications submitted per student; 335 total applications submitted. 
    • 53% of applicants accepted at University of Virginina
    • 13 Legends, students who attended Cape Henry continuously from 1st Grade or earlier.
    • 90% of applicants accepted at James Madison University
    • 17 students will be the only CHC student at their college.
    • 95 college representatives visited CHC
    • 8 students are matriculating at colleges where no Cape Henry student has attended in at least a decade.
    • 13 common experience sessions with seniors in the  Fall of 2019
    • 80% of Early Action appications resulted in acceptances
    • 80% of seniors took at least one AP Exam
    • 85% of the Top Quarter of the class was admitted to a highly selective college (Acceptance rate of one out of three of less)
    • 25% of the class scored at or above the 94th percentile on the SAT or ACT
    • 76% of applicants accepted at Virginia Tech
    • An average of 7.66 applications submitted by New Oasis Students
    • 97% of the class applied under and Early Decision and/or Early Action Plan
    • Average G.P.A. of 3.72.

Class of 2019 Facts and Figures

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  • Class of 2020 Acceptances

    American University
    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University-Tempe
    Auburn University
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Baylor University
    Becker College
    Belmont University
    Berklee College of Music
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    Bryant University
    Bucknell University
    Butler University
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    California State University, Long Beach
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Catholic University of America
    Champlain College
    Chatham University
    Christopher Newport University
    Chuo University
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston
    Colorado State University-Fort Collins
    Columbia University in the City of New York
    Concord University
    Cornell University
    Culinary Institute of America
    Curry College
    Davidson College
    Drexel University
    Duke University
    East Carolina University
    East Tennessee State University
    Eckerd College
    Elon University
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
    Emerson College
    Emmanuel College - Boston
    Emory & Henry College
    Emory University
    FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
    Flagler College-St Augustine
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Florida International University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Furman University
    Gardner-Webb University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Grand Canyon University
    Hamilton College
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampton University
    Harvard College
    High Point University
    Hobart William Smith Colleges
    Howard University
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    James Madison University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
    Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
    King's College London
    Lewis & Clark College
    LIU Post
    Longwood University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University Maryland
    Lynn University
    Maine Maritime Academy
    Marshall University
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Messiah College
    Miami University-Oxford
    Michigan State University
    Middlebury College
    Morehouse College
    New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan Campus
    New York University
    North Carolina Central University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Occidental College
    Old Dominion University
    Oregon State University
    Pace University-New York
    Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pepperdine University
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    Purdue University
    Quinnipiac University
    Radford University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Roanoke College
    Rollins College
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Saint Joseph's University
    Saint Michael's College
    Salisbury University
    Salve Regina University
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Seton Hall University
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Shenandoah University
    Smith College
    South Dakota State University
    Spelman College
    St. John's University
    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Stanford University
    Stevenson University
    SUNY Maritime College
    Sweet Briar College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    The Ohio State University
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Arizona
    The University of Edinburgh
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    The University of Texas at Austin
    The University of Virginia's College at Wise
    Tufts University
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    Union College - Schenectady
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    United States Military Academy
    United States Naval Academy
    Universiteit van Amsterdam
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California-Berkeley
    University of California-Davis
    University of California-Irvine
    University of California-Los Angeles
    University of California-Santa Barbara
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Central Florida
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Iowa
    University of Kentucky
    University of Lynchburg
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland-College Park
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    University of Mississippi
    University of Montana
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of San Francisco
    University of South Carolina-Columbia
    University of South Florida
    University of Southern California
    University of Toronto
    University of Utah
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington, Seattle
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Vanderbilt University
    Vassar College
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Tech
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Wagner College
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Washington College
    Washington University in St Louis
    Wentworth Institute of Technology
    West Virginia University
    West Virginia Wesleyan College
    Western Washington University
    Widener University
    William and Mary
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Xavier University
    Yale University
  • Class of 2020 Matriculation

    Boston College
    Boston University
    Christopher Newport University
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston
    Culinary Institute of America
    East Carolina University
    Elon University
    George Mason University
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Howard University
    James Madison University
    Longwood University
    Loyola University Maryland
    New York University
    North Carolina State University
    Oregon State University
    Pepperdine University
    Purdue University-Main Campus
    Seton Hall University
    Syracuse University
    The Ohio State University
    United States Naval Academy
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of Mississippi
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Toronto
    University of Utah
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington, Seattle
    Vassar College
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Tech
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Wake Forest University
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Schools at Which Students are Matriculating Where No Other CHC Student Is Enrolled

    Boston College
    Boston University
    Clemson University
    Culinary Institute of America
    Howard University
    Loyola University Maryland
    Oregon State University
    Purdue University
    Seton Hall University
    The Ohio State University
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Toronto
    University of Utah
    Vassar College
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applications, Acceptances, and Matriculation

College Counselors

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  • Photo of Elizabeth Stello

    Mrs. Elizabeth Stello 

    Director of College Counseling
    (757) 963-8210
  • Photo of Raven Baytops

    Ms.  Raven Baytops 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (757) 963-8229

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