At Ramona, the college preparation and selection process is a personal four-year journey of exploration, self discovery, hard work, and growth.
We will empower you to prepare for and select the college that's the best fit for you---your talents, interests, and career plans; and we make sure that you have the information and support you need for success.
We believe that college choice is a family decision, so we host parent meetings and evening events about admission and financial aid for each grade.
Ramona's two experienced full-time college counselors offer guidance in course selection, East and West Coast college tours, information about college fairs, on-campus meetings with college admission reps, and assistance with personal statements and Naviance, our college and career exploration software program.
Please take a look at the following college reps visiting Ramona.
Standardized testing is an important element of the application process as well, so all Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors prepare for and take the PSAT. PSAT preparation is also integrated into the curriculum.
In recent years, Ramona students have been accepted to more than 135 colleges and universities across the United States, each student finding the school that's the best fit for her.
Class of 2018 by the numbers:
- Earned $5.2 million in college merit scholarship funding
- 100% accepted to a four-year college
- 19% accepted to a University of California campus
- 56% accepted to a California State University campus
- 42% accepted to a private college or university outside California
- 67% accepted to a private college or university in California
- 19% accepted to public colleges or universities outside California
- 2% accepted to a college or university outside the United States
- 40% intending to major in science or engineering
|College Acceptances and Enrollment 2013-2018|
|American University||Pacific Union College|
|Arizona State University||Pennsylvania State University|
|Azusa Pacific University||Pepperdine University|
|Baylor University||Pitzer College|
|Boston College||Portland State University|
|Boston University||Purdue University|
|Brandeis University||Regis University|
|Brown University||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Bryn Mawr College||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|California Lutheran University||Rutgers University|
|California State Polytechnic University, Pomona||Saint Anselm College|
|California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Opisbo||Saint Mary's College (Indiana)|
|California State University, Channel Islands||Saint Mary's College of California|
|California State University, Chico||San Francisco State University|
|California State University, Dominguez Hills||Santa Clara University|
|California State University, East Bay||Scripps College|
|California State University, Fullerton||Seattle Pacific University|
|California State University, Humboldt||Seattle University|
|California State University, Long Beach||Seton Hall University|
|California State University, Los Angeles||Simmons College|
|California State University, Monterey Bay||
|California State University, Northridge||St. John's University - Queens Campus|
|California State University, Pomona||Stanford University|
|California State University, Sonoma||Syracuse University|
|California State University, San Diego||The New School (New York)|
|California State University, San Jose||Tufts University|
|California State University, San Marcos||Tulane University|
|Chapman University||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|Claremont McKenna College||University of Albany, SUNY|
|College of St. Elizabeth||University of Arizona|
|Concordia University||University of California, Berkeley|
|Creighton University||University of California, Davis|
||University of California, Irvine|
|Dominican University of California||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Duke University||University of California, Merced|
|Emerson College||University of California, Riverside|
|Fordham University||University of California, San Diego|
|George Fox University||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|George Washington University||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Gonzaga University||University of Chicago|
|Grand Canyon University||University of Cincinnati|
|Harvard University||University of Colorado|
|Hawaii Pacific University||University of Connecticut|
|Hofstra University||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Hollins University||University of La Verne|
|Holy Names University||University of Maine|
|Indiana University, Bloomington||University of Minnesota Twin Cities|
|Iowa State University||University of Mississippi|
|Johns Hopkins University||University of New Hampshire|
|Johnson & Wales University||University of New Mexico|
|La Sierra University||University of Oregon|
|Loyola Marymount University||University of Pittsburgh|
|Loyola New Orleans University||University of Portland|
|Macalester College||University of Rochester|
|Marymount California University||University of San Diego|
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
||University of San Francisco|
|Michigan State University||University of Southern California|
|Mills College||University of Tampa|
|Mount St. Mary's University||University of the Pacific|
|New York University||University of Washington|
|Northeastern University||Washington State University|
|Northern Arizona University||Wellesley College|
|Northwestern University||Whittier College|
|Norwich University||Whitworth University|
|Oregon State University||Willamette University|
|Otis College of Art & Design||Woodbury University|
College Counseling Plan
Freshmen meet with their counselor regularly and learn how service, leadership, and selection of rigorous classes affect college admission. They focus on the importance of study skills in maintaining good grades. They visit a local college to begin understanding the different types of colleges and universities.
Sophomores begin their personal resume on Naviance and visit a UC campus and a private four year college. They take the PSAT and a career inventory test. They also learn the difference between the UC and Cal State systems and the exact admission requirements of those schools. They meet regularly with their counselor to assess their progress towards meeting their academic goals.
Juniors attend small group seminars about college selection, applications and recommendations. They also meet individually with counselors to develop their personal college application timeline. Counselors review students' PSAT results and make recommendations about taking the SAT and ACT. English teachers and counselors collaborate to guide students in writing an exemplary college personal statement.
Seniors start the year with a College Application Boot Camp. They meet individually with their counselors to review the application process and finalize college choices. Then, counselors conduct workshops taking students step by step through the Common Application, the UC application, and the Cal State application. Counselors also maintain a directory of college scholarships and guide students and parents through the college financial aid process.