Woodward Academy Class of 2013 College Acceptance and Scholarship Statistics
Congratulations to the Woodward Academy Class of 2013. We salute you for your outstanding academic, artistic, and athletic accomplishments during your senior year at the Academy, including: 100 percent accepted to four-year colleges and universities; more than $13 million in merit scholarships; 46 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including 14 National Merit Finalists and five National Achievement Finalists; 17 President's Scholars; six Chancellor’s Scholars; 44 University Academic Scholars; two University of Georgia Foundation Fellows; two Emory University Woodruff Scholars; 163 HOPE Qualified Scholars; 20 Zell Miller Scholars; semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search; state championship wrestling and boys golf team; nine area/region athletic championships; 19 teams qualified for state playoffs; 18 athletes recruited to play at the college level; more than 5,000 hours contributed to community service; two National Scholastic Art Silver Awards; American Vision Award; Atlanta Celebrates Photography Exhibit “My Atlanta” Viewer Choice Award; third place at Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival High School Art Exhibit; two included in juried art exhibit by the Jay Shapiro Foundation High School Exhibit; five All-State Chorus participants, including one six-year participant; superior ratings by GMEA in the large group performance choir and orchestra evaluations; two orchestra students received solo awards for performances at the Heritage Music Festival; Shuler Hensley Award nomination for best actor.
Summary of Class Achievements
46 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including 14 National Merit Finalists and five National Achievement Finalists
Members of the class won some of the most prestigious scholarships in the U.S.: 17 President's Scholars; six Chancellor’s Scholars; 44 University Academic Scholars; two University of Georgia Foundation Fellows; two Emory University Woodruff Scholars; 163 HOPE Qualified Scholars; 20 Zell Miller Scholars and 18 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.