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College Counseling

Welcome to ‘Iolani College Counseling!

‘Iolani School’s mission is to develop liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well-prepared for college and for responsible, moral citizenship.

True to our college preparatory nature, 100 percent of our graduates in the past five years have entered college, with 99 percent attending four-year institutions. We are fully committed to continuing this record of excellence in college preparation and placement.

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Piyada Nonzee
Executive Director of College Counseling

Todd Fleming
Director of College Counseling Operations

Leilani Arita-Takayama
Associate Director of College Counseling

Scott Kominkiewicz
Associate Director of College Counseling

Berta Liao
Associate Director of College Counseling

Kori Shlachter
Associate Director of College Counseling

Sue Lee
College Counseling Secretary

Sandra Nakao
College Counseling Coordinator

College Attendance


Members of the Class of 2023 have enrolled at 127 colleges around the world. More than 99 percent are attending four-year colleges. Eighty-four percent attend college in the continental United States, seven percent in other countries, and nine percent in Hawai‘i.

The following is a list of schools with two or more matriculants from the ‘Iolani School Classes of 2020–2023. Schools in bold have enrolled four or more students in that time. Schools marked with an asterisk note graduates from the Class of 2023.

American University*
Amherst College*
Arizona State University*
Asuza Pacific University*
Bard College*
Barnard College*
Baylor University*
Bentley University*
Berklee College of Music
Biola University*
Boise State University*
Boston College
Boston University*

Bowdoin College*
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University*
Brown University*

Bryn Mawr College*
California Baptist University*
California Lutheran University*
California Polytechnic State University,
      San Luis Obispo*

California Polytechnic State University,
California State University, East Bay*
California State University, Fullerton*
California State University,
      Maritime Academy
California State University, Northridge*
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University*
Chaminade University of Honolulu*
Chapman University*
Claremont McKenna College*
Clemson University*
Colorado College*
Colorado State University*
Cornell University*
Creighton University*

Denison University
Duke University*
Eastern Washington University*
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,

Emerson College
Emory University*
Fordham University*
George Fox University*
George Washington University*
Georgetown University*
Gonzaga University*
Grand Canyon University
Grinnell College*
Harvard University*

Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College*
Hawai‘i Pacific University
IE University*
Indiana University*
International Christian University
Keio University*
La Sierra University*
Lafayette College*
Lehigh University*
Lewis & Clark College*
Long Island University, Post*
Loyola Marymount University*
Loyola University Chicago*
Macalester College*
Marist College*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
McGill University
Menlo College
Michigan State University*
New York University*
Northeastern University*
Northwestern University*

Oberlin College
Occidental College*
Oregon State University*
Pace University*
Pacific Lutheran University*
Pacific University*

Parsons School of Design at The New School
Penn State University*
Pepperdine University*

Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University*
Pomona College*
Portland State University*
Princeton University
Purdue University*

Reed College*
Rice University*
Rochester Institute of Technology*
Rutgers University*
Sacred Heart University*
Saint Edward's University*
Saint Louis University
Saint Martin's University*
San Diego State University*

San Jose State University*
Santa Clara University*
Sarah Lawrence College
Sciences Po Paris*
Scripps College*
Seattle Pacific University*
Seattle University*
Seton Hall University*
Sophia University*
St. Olaf College*
Stanford University*
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University*
Swarthmore College*
Syracuse University*
Temple University
Temple University, Japan Campus*
Texas Tech University*
Tufts University*
Tulane University of Louisiana*
Union College*
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy at West Point
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia*
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis*
University of California, Irvine*
University of California, Los Angeles*

University of California, San Diego
University of Denver*
University of Edinburgh, The*
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo*
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa*

University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy*
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*
University of La Verne
University of Louisville*
University of Michigan*
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon*

University of Pennsylvania*
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland*
University of Puget Sound*
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego*
University of San Francisco*
University of Southern California*

University of the Pacific
University of Texas at Arlington, The*
University of Toledo*
University of Toronto
University of Utah*
University of Washington*
University of Wisconsin, Madison*
Utah Valley University*
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Waseda University*
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis*
Wellesley College*
Westcliff University*
Willamette University*
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University*