The Next Phase—College and Beyond!

By Amy Ciccone, Director of College Counseling

Field’s seniors have learned a lot this past year, most of all about themselves, as they embarked on this transformative college process, and now prepare to leave our warm and cozy Field community to embark on their exciting journeys ahead. Learn more about the Class of 2022 and where they are headed.

What I love most about being a college counselor at Field is that I can work with students who have such a wide range of academic, artistic and athletic talents and interests—and who are excited to explore the“best fit” schools for each of them. Students create thoughtful lists, mindful of the academic and social atmospheres that will shape and define their next four years, and, after many visits, research, discussions, and introspection, students confidently make their final decisions. Undoubtedly, the seniors have learned a lot this past year, most of all about themselves, as they embarked on this transformative college process, and now prepare to leave our warm and cozy Field community to embark on their exciting journeys ahead.
The Class of 2022 consists of leaders, change agents, artists, musicians, actors, designers, photographers, computer scientists, marine biologists, geneticists, animal rights advocates, environmentalists, creative writers, historians, chess masters, business leaders, gamers, athletes, health advocates, journalists, engineers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and biologists. From holding positions in student government and as class executives to creating a Black Student Union (BSU) to serving as captains of sports teams, the seniors have been great role models for younger students. The seniors are passionate about their interests, helping and caring for others, and doing what's right. Members of the senior class have given back immensely by bringing awareness about environmental and social issues to the community at Field and beyond. The Class of 2022 is a group of individuals who will continue to change the world.
Fun Stats:
In the Class of 2022, 67 students sent 608 applications to 230 colleges and universities across the country and internationally. Twenty-three students applied and were accepted through Early Decision (binding) to their top choice schools. Many students took advantage of applying “test optional” to colleges this year. Test optional schools, a growing trend in college admissions, pay the most attention to GPA and academic rigor. Students will attend colleges in 22 states (and the District of Columbia), and two students will be attending colleges in Spain! Three students will be attending HBCUs, two students will be attending art school, and one student is a recruited athlete. Three students have deferred enrollment and intend to take a gap year next year. An increasingly popular option, gap years are experiential learning opportunities, where students may work, travel, volunteer or learn a new skill before entering college. And students who were eligible for financial aid received exceptionally strong packages and scholarships at the schools to which they applied.
Though typically about one-third of the senior class chooses to attend those wonderful, traditional small liberal arts schools (or art schools!), about two-thirds choose those medium/larger schools that offer specialized programs for an intended major, like business, journalism or engineering.

Class of 2022’s Intended majors:
·  Humanities/undecided: 30%
·  Biological sciences: health, animal, marine, neuro: 23%
·  Business/economics: 15%
·  Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology: 13%
·  The Arts: visual, design, performing, music: 10%
·  English/creative writing/Journalism: 9%
It has been a thrill to celebrate with the seniors as they have chosen their awesome new homes. I know they will continue to grow and flourish in college and beyond, and I can’t wait to hear about all of their incredible adventures and accomplishments in the years ahead.  

This year, the Class of 2022 will attend the following colleges/universities (as of 5/9/22):

Arizona State University
Bates College
Belmont University
Bennington College (2)
Boston University
Brandeis University
Case Western Reserve University
Champlain College
College of Charleston
Colorado State University
Cornell University (2)
Dartmouth College
Elon University
Endicott College
Esade Business School (Spain)
Fisk University
Fordham University (3)
George Mason University
George Washington University (3)
George Washington University, Corcoran School of Art and Design
Gettysburg College
IE University, Madrid
Indiana University Bloomington (2)
James Madison University
Miami University, Oxford
Morehouse College (2)
Northeastern University
Northwestern University (2)
Oberlin College (2)
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pitzer College
Randolph-Macon College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College
School of Visual Arts
Sewanee: The University of the South
Skidmore College
St. Edward's University
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
Union College
University of California, Davis (2)
University of Colorado Boulder (2)
University of Maryland (2)
University of Miami (2)
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond (2)
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vassar College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute