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NoHo’s Class of 2018 Makes Its Final College Choices — Congratulations to All!

We can’t be any prouder of iLEAD NoHo’s Class of ’18’s matriculation choices… Thank you to our faculty, staff, parents and iLEAD Schools for your steadfast support!

For a small charter high school, we’ve made our mark in the world of four-year colleges in a very short time. Our past two graduating classes are attending a wide array of colleges, including Columbia, Brown, Wellesley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Bryn Mawr, Reed, Pomona, UCLA, Skidmore, Dickinson, Sarah Lawrence, Howard, and so many others.

Ninety-one kids in our Class of ’18 received 510 college acceptances within 180 colleges and universities throughout North America. Its alphabetical matriculation list follows, but here are some of its most interesting highlights:

  • Most popular choice – UC Santa Barbara (5 seniors)
  • Longest distance from home – Bennington College (2,488 miles), closely followed by Jacksonville University (2,438 miles)
  • Most selective private college – Yale University
  • Most selective public university – UC Berkeley
  • Most surprising last-minute switch on May 1 – UCLA to Vassar College
  • Early Decision – Claremont McKenna College, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, Occidental College
  • Smallest college – Bennington College (700+ kids)
  • CTCL Schools (Colleges That Change Lives) – Beloit, Evergreen, Goucher, Hampshire, Kalamazoo, Rhodes, St. John’s, Whitman
  • Final choices via theatre, film and music auditions – Theatre School at DePaul U, NYU Tisch, Pepperdine U, Loyola U New Orleans, Emerson
  • Business program direct entry – George Washington U
  • Art college direct entries – Laguna, OCAD, FIT
  • Direct engineering entries – Bradley U, Oregon Tech, Cal Poly Pomona

Colleges they’ve chosen to attend in Fall 2018:

  • Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (2)
  • Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • Bennington College, Bennington, VT
  • Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • California Polytechnic University Pomona
  • California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo (2)
  • California State University Northridge (2)
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Riverside (2)
  • University of California Santa Barbara (5)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (2)
  • Chapman University, Santa Ana, CA
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2)
  • Drew University, Madison, NJ
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Evergreen, Olympia, WA
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Goucher College, Towson, MD
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
  • Jacksonville University. Jacksonville, FL
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (3)
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
  • Marymount California University, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • New School/Eugene Lang College, New York, NY
  • New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (3)
  • Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • University of Redlands, Redlands, CA (3)
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
  • St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Unknown as of press time (15)
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Washington University in St. Louis. St. Louis, MO
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
  • Yale University, New Haven, CA

Alternative-to-College Choices:

  • High Tech Employment
  • Israeli Army
  • Overseas Au Pair
  • Music Recording Studio Internship
  • Police Academy
  • Professional Dance Company
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