Overview
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college-preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. Known for its challenging academic program, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through an outstanding faculty and an extensive curriculum distinguished by a wide array of Advanced Placement courses. The school's extraordinary physical plant, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides a breathtakingly beautiful, yet state-of-the-art, setting for learning and living.
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Boarding Grades: 9-12
All-girls
Rural
ESL: Yes
Tuition: $69,970
# of Students: 362
Teacher:Student: 1:7
International Student: 27%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $494,475/student
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 90%
SAT: 1368/1600
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School Videos (Total 4)
Matriculation
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Sports (Total 14)
Badminton
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Badminton
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
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Arts (Total 20)
Acting
Ballet
Chamber Orchestra
Choir
Choreography
Dance
Music
Public Speaking
Speech
Theater
Acting
Ballet
Chamber Orchestra
Choir
Choreography
Dance
Music
Public Speaking
Speech
Theater
Ceramics
Drawing
Graphic Design
Media
Painting
Photography
Studio Art
Video
Design
Semiquavers
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs (Total 48)
AGONIES
ALBANY AREA MATH CIRCLE
AMERICAN RED CROSS
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
BLACK AND LATINX STUDENT UNION (BLSU)
CHOIR
CREATE
DEMOCRACY MATTERS
DOR VA DOR E-NABLE
EMBASSADORS (TOUR GUIDES)
AGONIES
ALBANY AREA MATH CIRCLE
AMERICAN RED CROSS
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
BLACK AND LATINX STUDENT UNION (BLSU)
CHOIR
CREATE
DEMOCRACY MATTERS
DOR VA DOR E-NABLE
EMBASSADORS (TOUR GUIDES)
EMMA ARCH
EMMA EQUINE
EMMA GENIUS
EMMA GREEN
F-WORD
FAIR TRADE
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS IN UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS (FOCUS)
FILM CLUB
FOREIGN AND AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION (FASO)
FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (HOSA)
GARGOYLE (YEARBOOK)
HUMANITEAM (HUMANITIES TUTORS)
JSG AND 12 TONES
LANGUAGE TUTORS
LINK (LIBERTY IN NORTH KOREA)
MATHEMATICS
MEDTALKS
MOCK TRIAL
MODEL UN
MULTICULTURAL INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (MIASU
MUSLIM CLUB
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI@EMMA)
OMEGA
ORCHESTRA
PHILA
PHILOSOPHY
PRIDE ALLIANCE
PRIMES (MATH AND SCIENCE TUTORS)
QUIZ TEAM
RELAY FOR LIFE
ROBOTICS
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
SPEECH & DEBATE
SPILLED INK
STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL RESPECT (SOAR)
THE CLOCK (STUDENT NEWSPAPER)
TRIANGLE (LITERARY MAGAZINE)
UNICEF (UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY FUND)
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Basic Info
Year Founded: 1814
Campus Size: 137 acres
Boarding Rate: 63%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation
Application Info
Deadline: 01/15
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: SSAT,TOEFL,TOEFL Junior,SAT,PSAT
School Code:
TOEFL: 8629
SSAT: 2998
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Brief Reviews (Total 33)
4.8/ 5
Detailed Reviews (Total 3)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation
Q&A (Total 122)
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