High school seniors look forward to the month of April for one thing: college decisions (okay, prom and spring break are probably pretty high up on their list too, but that is for another blog)! Eight months ago, these students labored over college applications and essay revisions; they stressed about looming deadlines, test scores, and interviews with admission representatives. However, April 1 marked the end of the waiting game, as almost all colleges and universities have now released long-anticipated decisions.

decidere: “to cut”

The etymology of the word “decision” hails from the Latin word decidere, which means “to cut,” and April—for our senior students—represents a month of parsing down their college acceptances to the one school that is the right fit!

We are very proud to announce the 2017 list of colleges and universities that have extended offers of acceptance to Within Reach seniors:

American University
Auburn University
Boston University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western University*
Catholic University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Cornell University
Dartmouth College*
Emory University
Florida State University
Furman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Gonzaga University
Johns Hopkins University*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
Miami University-Oxford
New York University
Northeastern University
Pace University
Penn State University
Pepperdine University*
Purdue University
Rhodes College
Rice University*
Santa Clara University
Southern Methodist University
St. Andrews University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of California-Berkeley*
University of Chicago
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oxford
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Richmond
University of Texas-Austin
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis

As you can see, our students will have a tough time deciding between so many renowned and diverse choices! Nonetheless, many of our students were accepted to their top-choice schools and have picked their colors for the next four years. We’ll post a complete list of where our students will be heading in May, but for now we just want to shout:

Congratulations, Class of 2017! We know you will do great things in college and beyond!



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