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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
285 Pawling Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Telephone
(518) 833-1302

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,690
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,150
Received Financial Aid
41%
Average Financial Aid
$30,161
From Emma Willard School

A HISTORY OF EMPOWERMENT

At the age of 23, Emma Hart Willard opened the doors of her home in Middlebury, Vermont, to girls seeking a rich educational experience comparable with their brothers.

She pioneered girls’ education, taking it from focusing on “the charms of youth and beauty” to intellectually stimulating and rigorous courses in mathematics, geography, history, science, and philosophy.

More than 200 years later, Emma Willard School continues to proudly foster in each of our girls a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life; and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.

Emma Willard School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
120 responses
Average ACT
30
29 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Revels
    33%
  • Eventide
    24%
  • Ring week
    24%
  • Principal's Play Day
    14%
  • Triangle Takeover
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    60%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Mexico, Korea, Republic of, Kazakhstan, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    24%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    358
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Emma Willard School Reviews

    48 reviews
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    Emma Willard is a great school with great people, however, everyone is extremely competitive and overworks themselves to prove their academic strengths. While this can be a good thing, as it isn't wrong to improve your strengths, many people stress themselves out over SATs and college applications while doing the absolute most to get into top colleges, especially international students! On the other hand, a lot of students, typically rich day students, don't really put in a lot of effort and still get high marks and get into top schools. It's really hard, to be honest, and open about your life experiences that may have been hard because while we claim to be welcoming and accepting, the majority of the school is wealthy and therefore is unaware of what it truly means to struggle economically. Everyone assumes your rich when thats not the case for everyone.
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    Emma Willard has a rigorous academic program that gave me plenty of opportunities to develop as a student and a person. There are plenty of resources on campus for academic help, whether it be through student tutors or the teachers themselves, who are often available during study hall. The students I learn alongside are some of the most intelligent, and have pushed me to become the best I am today.

    The student body's awareness of social justice issues is also remarkable. In response, Emma has held events and discussions revolving around these issues, resulting in profound and rewarding conversations that I am grateful for.

    I will say the lack of diversity in faculty is somewhat disappointing, considering the wide range of diversity among students. Additionally, the dining options have become redundant, having been a boarder for a few years here.

    Overall, Emma Willard provides students with many fantastic opportunities—so long as you're willing to take advantage of them.
    My fours years at Emma have been some of the BEST years of my life. From the teachers, to your fellow classmates, to the bountiful traditions, there is so much to love about Emma. The moment I stepped foot on the beautiful campus, I knew I was somewhere special. The teachers really care about you and want to see you succeed. It's never taboo to ask for help or to ask questions! I have made countless lifelong friends. I even went abroad to Bogota, Colombia. Of course no institution is perfect. (Diversity and emphasis/discussions on social issues regarding race and gender, etc. could improve) but our student body always comes together in support of one another. (P.S.-As far as Revels parts go -I was a monk and member of Sabra's Court )