Success for Charles Wright Academy’s Class of 2019
by Katie Ryan
Director of College Counseling
Despite ever-increasing selectivity at colleges that are popular for CWA students, this year’s seniors had notable success securing places at excellent colleges that suit their goals and interests well.
Not only are their college acceptances impressive, but they are also the CWA graduating class with the highest median GPA and most Washington State Honors winners in history (73% of the class, representing top 10% of graduates in the State based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores).
Highlights from the Class of 2019
• The Class of 2019 will attend 48 colleges in 18 states.
• 50% of the Class of 2019 will matriculate at colleges that are among Barron’s “Most Competitive” category; 29% will attend colleges in U.S. News Top 25.
• 9 seniors admitted to their first choice college through Early Decision: Columbia, Drexel, Lafayette, NYU, Occidental, Pomona (2), Swarthmore, and Vanderbilt.
• 26 Tarriers admitted to University of Washington, Seattle, including direct admits to Engineering and Biochemistry.
• One young woman will pursue a Biomedical Engineering degree at Johns Hopkins University; another will attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
• Two students will attend USC’s highly ranked Marshall School of Business; another plans to earn a B.S. in Business, a B.S. in Engineering, and a J.D. in six years through a highly competitive program at Drexel University.
• Two talented musicians will enroll in highly competitive conservatory-style music performance programs: Northwestern University and Ithaca College.
• One accomplished female athlete will play Division 1 volleyball on scholarship for University of Houston; three Tarriers will play Division 3 golf, soccer, and cross-country for Swarthmore College, Occidental College, and George Fox University respectively.
• One outstanding student leader, admitted to four Ivy League colleges and Stanford, will attend Harvard next year.
• One young man will attend the U.S. Naval Academy; two young women will attend college on ROTC scholarships.
See the Class of 2019 College Map
Class of 2019 College Acceptance List
Bolded text indicates matriculation.
Arizona State University
Boise State University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic, Pomona
Case Western Reserve University
Central Washington University
Clark Atlanta University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Eastman School of Music – U of Rochester
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott
Emporia State University
George Fox University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Green River Community College
Johns Hopkins University
Kennesaw State University
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Montana State University, Bozeman
New York University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Saint Martin’s University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Southern Methodist University
St. John’s College
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
St. Olaf College
Stony Brook University
Texas A&M University
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Texas, Austin
United States Naval Academy
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Miami
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Washington, Bothell
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wyoming
Washington State University
Washington State University, Vancouver
Western Washington University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute