Woodward Academy Class of 2014 College Acceptance and Scholarship Statistics
Congratulations to the Woodward Academy Class of 2014. We salute you for your outstanding academic, artistic, and athletic accomplishments during your senior year at the Academy, including: more than $11.5 million in merit scholarships; 38 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including 10 National Merit finalists, one National Achievement finalist, and one National Hispanic Scholar; 13 President's Scholars; 50 University Academic Scholars; one Gates Millennium Scholar; one Posse Scholar; one QuestBridge College Match Scholar; one U.S. Presidential Scholar; 131 HOPE Qualified Scholars; 38 Zell Miller Scholars; semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology; state championship clay target, girls swimming and diving, and girls track and field teams; five area/region athletic championships; 19 teams qualified for state playoffs*; 16 athletes recruited to play at the college level; more than 5,000 hours contributed to community service; two National Scholastic Art Silver Awards; first place award in Atlanta Celebrates Photography Exhibit; four participants in Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival High School Art Exhibit; one superior performance rating at the Georgia Thespian Conference; six selected by the American High School Theater Festival to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; three All-State Chorus participants; superior ratings by GMEA in the large group performance choral, band, and orchestra evaluations.
Summary of Class Achievements
38 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including 10 National Merit finalists, one National Achievement finalist, and one National Hispanic Scholar.
Members of the class won some of the most prestigious scholarships in the U.S.: 13 President's Scholars; 50 University Academic Scholars; one Gates Millennium Scholar; one Posse Scholar; one QuestBridge College Match Scholar; one U.S. Presidential Scholar; 131 HOPE Qualified Scholars; 38 Zell Miller Scholars, and 16 athletes recruited to play at the college level.
Summary of Scholarship Awards
The Class of 2013 received merit scholarship offers valued at more than $14,000,000. Scholarships based on excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, the arts, music, dance and service, totaling more than $13,000,000, were offered to 134 members, or 54% of the class. Additional awards from Georgia’s HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Programs for students attending college in Georgia carry a value of more than $1,500,00; 163 members (66%) of the class met the eligibility for these HOPE awards.
- 100 seniors, or 40% of the class, received merit scholarship offers of $40,000 or more; 118 seniors, or 48% of the class, were awarded merit scholarships valued at $20,000 or more.
- All total, 193 seniors, or 78% of the Class of 2013, qualified for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarships, merit scholarships, or both, with a total value of more than $14,000,000.
Summary of College Statistics
- Competing nationally with a large and competitive college applicant pool, 100% of the Class of 2013 was admitted to a four-year college or university.
- The 247 seniors in this year’s class filed 1,824 applications to 255 different college and universities.
- Not counting the 99 waitlisted applications, the Class of 2013 received acceptances to 218 different colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
- Graduates in this class will matriculate to 98 different colleges and universities in 28 states, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom and Granada.
Summary of Colleges Attending
The Class of 2013 reflected a wide diversity of interests and talents as they sought their individual paths in terms of their college choices. Sixty-six percent of this year’s graduates will attend colleges and universities outside of Georgia as well as outside of the United States. Representing 25% of the class, 62 seniors will attend a college where they are the only Woodward freshman. These independent souls, like many Woodward seniors before them, sought the best college match or personal fit, independent of what their peers selected.