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College Bound

  • “We are all in!”

    The “Road to College” is a central theme reiterated in every class, every lesson, every day. This is what makes Southland’s academic approach unique – our complete commitment to college readiness for all students. Our central focus in all we do is to ensure that our students have unlimited possibilities and unlimited potential.

    In addition to the academic preparation that is the central focus of our approach, Southland offers every student an extensive, personal college counseling approach. Our counselors, seasoned professionals with vast experience and knowledge of college options and the full application process, work to ensure that all Southland students will be admitted to the colleges of their choice and will have the financial resources to make this college attendance a reality. To this end, our college counseling team works with each student to learn about their options, prepare for college, manage the application and decision process, and finance their college education. Our process is personal and begins early in students' tenure at Southland and involves families along the way.

    We are achieving our goal of college for all Southland graduates. All of the graduates of Southland have been admitted to college. The Class of 2018 earned more than $28 million in merit-based scholarships alone and the first five graduating classes earned a total of more than $102 million in scholarships. Our graduates have been accepted by 38 of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 50 Colleges, and we have alumni enrolled in seven of the eight Ivy League schools—plus Stanford. Please see a full list of colleges attended by Southland alumni below.

  • Alabama A&M University

    American University

    Antioch College

    Arizona State Unviersity

    Augustana College

    Aurora University

    Ball State University

    Beloit College

    Bethune Cookman University

    Bradley University

    Calumet College

    Carleton College

    Central College

    Central State University

    Clark Atlanta University

    Coe College

    Columbia College

    Columbia University

    Cornell University

    DePaul University

    Duke University

    East-West University

    Eastern Illinois University

    Fisk University

    Governors State University

    Grinnell College

    Hampton University

    Harper College

    Hofstra University

    Howard University

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Illinois College

    Illinois State University 

    Indiana State University


  • Indiana Univ.- Purdue Univ. - Indianapolis

    Indiana University - Bloomington

    Iowa Wesleyan College

    Jackson State University

    Joliet Junior College

    Kentucky State University

    Kishwaukee College

    Knox College

    Langston University

    Lawrence University

    Lewis University

    Lincoln College

    Lincoln University

    Loyola University Chicago

    Loyola University-New Orleans

    Lynn University

    Marquette University

    Michigan State University

    Millikin University

    Mississippi Valley State University

    Monmouth College

    Moraine Valley College

    Morehouse College

    North Carolina Wesleyan University

    Northern Illinois University

    Northwestern University

    Ohio University

    Parkland College

    Prarie State College

    Princeton University

    Purdue University 

    Roosevelt University

    Saint Xavier University

    Santa Monica College


  • School of the Art Institute Chicago

    Southern Illinois Univ- Carbondale

    Southern Illinois Univ- Edwardsville

    St. Ambrose University

    St. John's University

    St. Louis University

    St. Xavier University

    Stanford University

    Tennessee State University

    Texas Southern University

    Tufts University

    Tuskegee University

    Univeristy of Alabama

    University of Arizona

    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

    University of Illinois - Champaign

    University of Illinois - Chicago

    University of Illinois - Springfield

    University of Iowa

    University of Kentucky

    University of Missouri

    University of Northwestern Ohio

    University of Notre Dame

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    US Air Force Academy

    Vanderbilt University

    Vincennes University

    Wartburg College

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Western Illinois University

    Western Kentucky University

    Westwood College

    Yale University