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

Map of Colleges for CWA Class of 2019

Class of 2019 College Acceptance List

Bolded text indicates matriculation.

Alfred University

American University

Arizona State University

Bates College

Bentley University

Boise State University

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bryant University

California Lutheran University

California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic, Pomona

Case Western Reserve University

Central Washington University

Centralia College

Chapman University

Clark Atlanta University

Clemson University

Cleveland Institute of Art

Colgate University

Columbia University

DePaul University

Drake University

Drexel University

Eastman School of Music – U of Rochester

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott

Emory University

Emporia State University

Fisk University

George Fox University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Gonzaga University

Green River Community College

Grinnell College

Harvard College

Howard University

Ithaca College

Johns Hopkins University

Kennesaw State University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University Chicago

Macalester College

Middlebury College

Montana State University, Bozeman

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Occidental College

Oregon State University

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific University

Pennsylvania State University

Pierce College

Pomona College

Portland State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

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

Seattle University

Siena College

Skidmore College

Southern Methodist University

Spelman College

St. John’s College

St. John’s University

St. Lawrence University

St. Olaf College

Stanford University

Stony Brook University

SUNY Fredonia

Swarthmore College

Temple 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

Tufts University

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

Vanderbilt University

Washington State University

Washington State University, Vancouver

Wesleyan University

Western Washington University

Whitman College

Whittier College

Willamette University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University

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