College counseling is about helping your son understand and determine his strengths, goals, and aspirations in order to pursue admission to a college or university where he can achieve success and satisfaction. While college preparation is emphasized throughout the Upper School program, the professionals in the College Counseling office begin meeting with boys and parents in the junior year. Working closely with the College Counseling office, and his advisors and teachers, each student is guided through a thorough, informative college admissions process. Since St. Mark’s has a very strong reputation among colleges throughout the United States, representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities visit the campus to meet with our boys and provide information about their schools each year.

Our primary goal in the college admissions process is to assist your son in finding the right match for him. To this end, the process is highly personalized and focuses clearly on his desires and the criteria he has established for choosing the right school. We are proud of our college placement record primarily because our graduates report to us that they achieve success at institutions that are right for them.

College Matriculation

St. Mark’s graduates attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the world. The following list indicates where Marksmen from the Class of 2022 have enrolled.

List of 7 items.

  • Twelve Students Attending

    University of Texas at Austin
  • Seven Students Attending...

    Southern Methodist University
  • Five Students Attending...

    Texas A&M University
  • Four Students Attending...

    Rice University
  • Three Students Attending…

    United States Air Force Academy
  • Two Students Attending...

    Arizona State University
    Brown University
    Dartmouth College
    Northwestern University
    Purdue University-Main Campus
    Rhodes College
    Stanford University
    University of Bristol
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Southern California
    Vanderbilt University
    Washington University in St Louis
    Washington and Lee University
  • One Student Attending...

    Austin College
    Austin Community College District
    Bates College
    Baylor University
    Brigham Young University
    Bucknell University
    Columbia University in the City of New York
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
    Emerson College
    Florida State University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Harvard University
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lehigh University
    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
    New York University
    Princeton University
    Santa Clara University
    Southwestern University
    Texas Tech University
    The University of Alabama
    The University of the South
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    United States Military Academy
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
    University of Georgia
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of North Georgia
    University of Oxford
    University of Tulsa
    University of Virginia-Main Campus
    Villanova University
    Yale University

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Veronica Pulido

    Veronica Pulido 

    Al G. Hill, Jr. ’63 Director of College Counseling
    University of Notre Dame - B.A.
    University of Notre Dame - M.S.
  • Photo of Phoebe Butler

    Phoebe Butler 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    New York University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.A.
    New York University - M.P.A.
  • Photo of Joshua Shandera

    Josh Shandera 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    The University of Texas at Austin - B.S.A.
  • Photo of Vanessa Leyva

    Vanessa Leyva 

    College Counseling Coordinator
    University of Texas at Austin - B.A.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.Ed.

College Rep Visits

The St. Mark’s College Counseling Office is excited to welcome you to campus for in-person visits with our seniors from Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. All visits must be scheduled through MaiaLearning. Our students prefer in-person visits, although we can accommodate virtual visits as well if needed.  
Please contact Vanessa Leyva with any questions or if you require any additional assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall!

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.