University High School’s college counselors pride themselves on helping students find a college or university where they will thrive. Because the college counseling journey begins in the first week of a student’s freshman year, our counselors meet individually with students and families several times during the high school years, and our small community allows for our students to develop strong personal relationships with the counselors, there is a lot for our senior class to celebrate each May.


Hear from Our Seniors: Finding Good-Fit Schools

“Purdue University is a good fit for me because it offers everything I want academically through the highly ranked engineering program, while also providing great opportunities to get involved in the school outside of the classroom.”
– Thomas Tanselle, Purdue University

“Indiana University is a good fit for me because of the prospects of doing what I’m interested in! Going to a bigger school offers a lot more room to change majors and an ability to expand my horizons and get ready for the real world. IU is the home away from home that I feel will help me grow as an individual and step outside my comfort zone!”
– Lillian Klemsz, Indiana University

“I chose University of Cincinnati because I found the campus to be a very inclusive space that I can benefit from as an incoming college freshman. I know that I’ll face personal challenges that might test my ability to succeed in college. I might feel homesick, or have trouble in a particular class and not know what to do. University of Cincinnati is a school that’s close to home and that, I believe, helps guide these kinds of students who might be a bit more apprehensive.”
– Simi Matemachani, University of Cincinnati

“When I went on a campus visit at Creighton University, I honestly just fell in love with the people and the location. All the advisers I talked to were just so nice and actually cared about me as a person and not just a number. As I walked around the campus, students would stop and say hi to me and ask me about myself. It was just a really neat and unique experience.”
– Kenzie Allen, Creighton University


Fun Facts About University High School’s Class of 2019

  • Applied to 196 different colleges and universities; were admitted to 158
  • 521 applications submitted (avg. 6.7 per student)
  • Offered $18.5 million in merit scholarships
  • 56% of students are staying in Indiana
  • 44% of students are attending college out of state
  • 14 students are attending Purdue University
  • 7 students will play college athletics (3 men’s baseball players, 3 women’s basketball players, 1 men’s lacrosse player)
  • 1 Lilly Foundation Community Scholarship awardee

New Schools for University High School Graduates

Students in the Class of 2019 will be the first University High School graduates to attend these 16 schools. (In four years, Trailblazers have chosen a total of 63 new colleges and universities.)

  • Creighton University
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Syracuse University
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Wellesley College
  • Oakwood University
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Oakland City University
  • University of Washington
  • Guilford College
  • Defiance College
  • Rend Lake College
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Knox College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Mount Holyoke College