College Acceptances and Awards

College Acceptances and Awards

We are proud to present this comprehensive list of colleges and universities to which Northwest Academy alumni have been accepted. Bold names indicate institutions attended by the Class of 2017. Scroll down for a list of awards offered to our alumni at the collegiate level. Congratulations, graduates!

College Acceptances


American University
Arizona State University
Art Center College of Design
Arts University Bournemouth
Bard College
Barnard College
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Boise State University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brooks Institute of Photography
Bryn Mawr College
California College of the Arts
California Institute for the Arts
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, Chico
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Northridge
Cardiff University
Carleton College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Coe College
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Davidson College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Emerson College
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Emory University
Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts
The Evergreen State College
Franklin Pierce University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Green Mountain College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith College
Hunter College of the CUNY
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
King’s College London
Knox College
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Leeds College of Art & Design
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Linfield College
Long Island University Global College
Loyola University New Orleans
Lucerne School of Art & Design
Macalester College
Marlboro College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount College
Marymount Manhattan College
McDaniel College
McGill University
Mills College
Montana State University
Mt. Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Portland State University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Reed College
Regis University
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design School of Visual Arts
Scripps College
Seattle University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simmons College
Simon Fraser University
Skidmore College
Southern Oregon University
St. Andrews University, Scotland
St. Edward’s University
St. John’s College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
State University of New York at New Paltz
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Trinity University
Unity College
University of Birmingham
University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kent
University of Maine
University of Montana
University of New England
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Arts
University of the Arts, London
University of the Pacific
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington State University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Westminster College
Whitman College
Willamette University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Alumni Awards

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Merit Scholarship
American Musical and Dramatic Academy National Grant
Bennington College Merit Scholarship
California College of the Arts Artistic Achievement Award of Excellence
California Institute for the Arts Merit Scholarship
Chapman University, Dean’s Scholarship
College of Wooster, Academic Achievement Award
Cornish College of the Arts Design Scholarship
College of Wooster, Music Performance Award
Eckerd College Academic Achievement Grant
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Emerson College, Presidential Scholarship
Evergreen State College, Scholastic Achievement Award
Fort Lewis College, Dean’s Scholarship
Georgetown University Scholarship
Hampshire College, Schaumberg Scholarship
Kenyon College Distinguished Academic Scholarship
Lawrence University Grant
Lewis & Clark Grant
Macalester College Dewitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship
Maryland Institute Grant
National Hispanic Recognition Program, Scholar Finalist
National Merit Scholar, Semi-Finalist
National Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Student
New York University, Gallatin Scholarship
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Competitive Scholarship
Occidental College Merit Scholarship
Pacific Community Grant
Pacific Northwest College of Art Scholarship
Pacific University Pacesetter Award
Pacific University Trustee Merit Award
Parsons The New School for Design Undergraduate Dean’s Scholarship
Pratt Institute Presidential Merit Based Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, Presidential
Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship Rensselaer Leadership Award
Rensselaer Medal Scholarship
Savannah College of Art & Design Merit Scholarship
Trinity University Merit Scholarship
University of Chicago, Dean’s Scholarship
University of Oregon, Dean’s Scholarship
University of Oregon, Clark Honors College Scholarship
University of Portland Presidential Scholarship
University of Puget Sound President Scholarship
University of Redlands Achievement Award
University of Redlands Presidential Scholarship
Washington State University College of Liberal Arts, Dean of Excellence Scholarship
Washington State University Multi-Cultural Award
Washington State University Music Program, New Talent Award
Whitman College, Walter Brattain Achievement Scholarship
Worcester Institute of Technology Presidential Merit Scholarship


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