College Acceptances and Awards

College Acceptances and Awards

Our graduates are consistently accepted to, and receive awards and scholarships at, a remarkable array of excellent institutions of higher learning.  We are proud to present this comprehensive list of college and university acceptances since 2010, and this list of awards offered to our alumni at the collegiate level.

Below, please find the list of colleges and universities to which Northwest Academy’s Class of 2018 and 2019 were accepted. *Bold names indicate where our graduates in the Class of 2019 matriculated.  Congratulations, graduates!


Agnes Scott College
American University
Bard College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
*Brandeis University
California College of the Arts
*California Institute of the Arts
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Champlain College
Clark University
*College of the Atlantic
*Colorado School of Mines
*Concordia University
Cornell College
*Cornish College of the Arts
*DePaul University
Earlham College
Emerson College
Emory University
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
*Hawaii Pacific University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lewis & Clark College
*Linfield College
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New
Macalester College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
McDaniel College Miami University, Oxford
*Mills College
Montana State University, Bozeman
Mount Holyoke College
North Carolina State University
NYU Shanghai
*Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Occidental College
*Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific University
*Parsons School of Design
Pitzer College
Purchase College State University of New York
Quest University Canada
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Richmond, The American International University in London
Saint Mary’s College of California
Sarah Lawrence College
*Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Simon Fraser University
Skidmore College
Smith College
The College of Wooster
Tulane University
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of King’s College
University of La Verne
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Oregon
University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of the Pacific
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
*University of Toronto
University of Washington
Vassar College
Warren Wilson College (2)
*Western Washington University 
Western Washington University, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
*Whitman College
Whittier College
Xavier University

  • Community Service

    In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.

    Community Service
    Service Day at The Audubon Society
  • Scholarships

    About 25% of Northwest Academy students receive scholarship support each year.

  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

    From Portland and Beyond
    Many students commute by bike or public transportation.
  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation