College Counseling

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100% College Matriculation

Most popular destinations for LFA graduates include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Duke University, New York University, University of Michigan, and the University of California Berkeley.

See the full list of schools on our matriculation page.

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Student to College Counselor Ratio

We get to know our students well. Counselors meet with students every seven academic days for 45 minutes starting second semester junior year.

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Balanced Approach

We believe that college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won and that the most successful college processes are an exercise in self-awareness.

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Median ACT Score

 31 is the median, and 30 is the mean ACT exam composite for the Class of 2021.

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200+ College Rep Visits to Campus

Admission officers from over 200 colleges and universities across the country and globe visit LFA every fall.

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Global College Acceptances

In 2021, our 103 graduates attended 66 different colleges, and in the last five years attended colleges across 12 different countries.

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Experienced Counselors

All of our counselors are former college admission officers, and are acutely aware of the misconceptions and misinformation this process can induce.

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Our goal is to help students present their most authentic selves in the process, and leave LFA as more autonomous individuals with a greater sense of identity.