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  • Top 21% for retention in women's rowing
  • Top 8% in women's rowing in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 6% for spending per athlete in women's rowing in Division I
  • Top 48% for international students in women's rowing in Division I
  • Top 19% in women's rowing for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 23% in women's rowing in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 19% in women's rowing in Division I for SAT score

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Meet Hilary

Counseling Associate

Hilary Gehman spent 15 years coaching rowing at the collegiate level, working first in a club program, then assistant coach for two separate DI programs, before seven years as the Staley head coach of women’s rowing at Cornell University. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2015. An accomplished athlete, Hilary is also a two-time rowing Olympian and six-time National Team member.

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Academic Information

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In-state, On Campus
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12 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Most Selective
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4-year, Public
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Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Wellness Housing
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Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Economics, General
  • Experimental Psychology
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 69
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 15
American/United States Studies/Civilization 14
Asian Studies/Civilization 29
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 0
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 4
Russian Studies 1
Women's Studies 31
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 58
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 90
Biophysics 4
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 105
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 33
Microbiology, General 39
Molecular Biology 121
Neuroscience 220
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 482
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 0
Organizational Behavior Studies 48
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 228
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 321
Informatics 61
Information Science/Studies 26
Elementary Education and Teaching 47
Music Teacher Education 9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 33
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 94
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 77
Chemical Engineering 144
Civil Engineering, General 57
Computer Engineering, General 73
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 113
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 4
Engineering, General 2
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 28
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 14
Industrial Engineering 219
Materials Engineering 68
Mechanical Engineering 243
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 40
Nuclear Engineering 34
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 14
English Language and Literature, General 195
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
Comparative Literature 9
French Language and Literature 10
German Language and Literature 39
Hebrew Language and Literature 4
Italian Language and Literature 2
Latin Language and Literature 2
Linguistics 29
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 14
Modern Greek Language and Literature 0
Polish Language and Literature 1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 93
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 12
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 29
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 129
History, General 136
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 71
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 171
Statistics, General 28
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization 8
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 2
Cognitive Science 3
International/Global Studies 190
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 95
Natural Resources Management and Policy 1
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 140
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 92
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1
Philosophy 36
Physical Sciences
Astronomy 7
Chemistry, General 28
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 0
Geology/Earth Science, General 40
Physics, General 36
Experimental Psychology 406
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 318
Psychology, General 0
Psychology, Other 0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General 61
Social Sciences
Anthropology 55
Anthropology, Other 37
Economics, General 409
Political Science and Government, General 276
Social Sciences, General 6
Sociology 97
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 32
Art/Art Studies, General 135
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 0
Dance, General 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 29
Drawing 0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 75
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1
Music History, Literature, and Theory 11
Music Performance, General 53
Music Technology 1
Music Theory and Composition 6
Music, General 9
Music, Other 13
Musical Theatre 20
Sculpture 1
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 5
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 8
Woodwind Instruments 1

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