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Emma Willard School is a top rated, private, boarding, all-girls school located in Troy, NY. It has 357 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $58,160 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
285 Pawling Ave
Troy, NY 12180
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Telephone
(518) 833-1302
Organization Memberships
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,270
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)
$58,160
Received Financial Aid
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
113 responses
Average ACT
30
25 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
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  • Revels
    33%
  • Eventide
    24%
  • Ring week
    24%
  • Principal's Play Day
    14%
  • Triangle Takeover
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
357
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
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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 )