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College Guidance

The college admissions process at Barrack Hebrew Academy is a cooperative venture, involving the school, the students and their parents. During the process, our students learn about themselves, their interests and their goals through self-assessment, research and decision making.

Our college guidance team assists students in identifying and attaining goals, researching and choosing appropriate colleges, working on applications and essays, honing interview skills, and applying for scholarships and financial aid. Students meet individually and in classrooms with the college counselor on a frequent and timely basis. Programs are held throughout the junior and senior year with college admissions officers, financial aid authorities and experts on Jewish life on campus and programs in Israel.

Barrack students are accepted to a broad range of colleges and universities. Our ultimate goal is to help each student find the school that best suits his or her interests and needs.

  • Members of the Class of 2017 have received Early Acceptances to the following colleges and universities:

    American University

    Brown University

    Columbia University/JTS

    Emory University

    The George Washington University

    Johns Hopkins University

    Lehigh University

    Muhlenberg College

    New York University (Tisch)

    Princeton University

    Savannah College of Art and Design

    Univeristy of Delaware

    University of Michigan

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pittsburgh

    Vanderbilt University

    Washington University of St. Louis

    Wesleyan University


  • Members of the Class of 2016 have received acceptances to the following colleges and universities:

    Albright College

    American University

    Arcadia University

    Arizona State University

    Bard College

    Barnard College

    Bennington College

    Binghamton University

    Boston College

    Boston University

    Brandeis University

    Brooklyn College - CUNY

    Case Western University

    Clark University

    Colgate University

    College of New Jersey

    Colorado College

    Columbia University/JTS

    Connecticut College

    Cornell University

    Dickinson College

    Drexel University

    Emerson College

    Emory University

    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Florida South Western State College

    Franklin & Marshall College


    George Washington University

    Georgetown Universtiy

    Goucher College

    Hamilton College

    Hampshire College

    Hofstra University

    Indiana University at Bloomington

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Ithaca College

    Johns Hopkins University

    Johnson & Wales University

    Kenyon College

    Lafayette College

    Marymount Manhattan College

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Muhlenberg College

    New York University

    Northeastern Univrsity

    Northwestern University

    Oberlin University

    Pace University

    Pennsylvania State University

    Pennsylvania State University - Abington

    Point Park Univeristy

    Princeton University

    Quinnipiac University

    Rochester Polytechnic Institute

    Rider University

    Rowan University

    Rutgers University

    Skidmore College

    Syracuse University

    Temple University

    Towson University

    Tulane University

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Connecticut

    University of Delaware

    University of Maryland

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    University of Miami

    University of Michigan

    University of Miami

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pittsburgh

    University of Rhode Island

    University of Rochester

    University of Southern California

    University of Vermont

    University of Virginia

    Washington University of St. Louis

    Wesleyan University

    West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    Williams College



  • SAT Middle 50% for the Class of 2015- Critical Reading-570-740, Math- 570-740, Writing- 540-710
  • The Average ACT score is 27 (range 11-36)
  • 100% of the class is participating in community service programs, a prerequisite for graduation.
  • Graduation Requirements: English (4 years), World Language (2 years), Math (3 years), Science (3 years), History (4 years), Hebrew (4 years), Bible (4 years), Jewish Studies (4 years), Health (2 years), Physical Education (3 years) and Community Service.

"Our goal is to help our students through a process of self-discovery so that they can identify what they want out of college and then create a list of options that match their goals, passions and needs."