Cristo Rey New York High School is committed to college access and providing each of our students and their families with the necessary knowledge and resources throughout the college application process.


Our College Counseling Office devotes tremendous attentiveness to each student and their family, ensuring that every student makes the best choice for college; academically, financially, and socially.  Our 16:1 student-to-counselor ratio allows each counselor to work closely with juniors and seniors, holding mandatory parent nights in the spring of junior year and fall of senior year, and holding periodic individual meetings with parents throughout the school year. 


In addition to assisting with applications, the College Counseling Office coordinates:

  • College Essay Workshop

  • ACT/SAT Prep Classes

  • Financial Aid Nights for families

  • Summer Enrichment Programs for underclassmen


CRNYHS sets an annual goal for every student to set foot on at least one college campus before their senior year, and has met this goal for the last six years.  The junior class travels on a three-day, two-night trip to college campuses, seeing a range of schools in order to identify what they are looking for in a college.


College Counseling Office Highlights:

  • One hundred percent of the class of 2020 (81 students) is attending a four-year college/university!

  • According to the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, 78% of the class of 2020 will be attending “selective,” “more selective,” or “most selective” colleges

The following is a list of college decisions for the class of 2020:

  • Boston College (2)

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent

  • College of the Holy Cross (3)

  • CUNY Baruch College (3)

  • CUNY City College (4)

  • CUNY City Tech

  • CUNY Hunter College (4)

  • CUNY John Jay College (3)

  • CUNY Lehman College (3)

  • CUNY Macaulay Honors Queens College

  • Dartmouth College

  • Fairfield University

  • Fordham University (6)

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)

  • Lafayette College

  • Le Moyne College (2)

  • Lehigh University

  • LIU Brooklyn

  • Macalester College

  • Manhattan College (3)

  • Marist College

  • Marymount Manhattan College

  • Mercy College (7)

  • Mount Saint Mary College (4)

  • New York University (2)

  • Pomona College

  • Providence College

  • Saint Francis College

  • Siena College (3)

  • Smith College

  • St. Bonaventure University

  • SUNY Albany

  • SUNY Buffalo State

  • SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

  • SUNY New Paltz (3)

  • SUNY Plattsburgh (2)

  • SUNY Purchase College

  • Syracuse University (3)

  • University of Rochester

  • Xavier University of Louisiana

College Counseling Resources

College Scholarships: Scholarship listings are updated regularly, so please scroll through the listings to be sure you don't miss any opportunities! 

Click Here for the latest listings.

Preview Programs: Many colleges run preview programs for high school seniors. View the list for opportunities and deadlines. 

Summer Programs: CRNYHS encourages its students, especially rising seniors, to apply to summer programs. Program costs vary and many have scholarships available. Click here for the latest list of programs and deadlines. 

College Counseling Fall 2020 Meeting Presentations:

Click on the links below for PDFs:

College Guidance Team: 

Martha V. Fermin

Director of College Counseling



Connie Hackett

College Counselor

Laura Livaccari

College Counselor

Colleen Manfred

College Counselor

Megan McShane

College Counselor

Abigail Paulson

College Counselor 

Anthony Obas

College Counselor