members of the Class of 2020 submitted 707
applications and were accepted to 130
colleges and universities. They will attend 42
institutions throughout the United States. To date, 59
of the class will attend out-of-state colleges and universities. Forty-one
percent of the class will attend Texas colleges and universities. Here is a sneak peek
of the FWCD ad that will run in publications following graduation.
After three years of leading the way, The University of Texas at Austin is no longer in first place on Fort Worth Country Day’s “Top 5” list of highest enrolling schools. This year’s honor goes to the University of Oklahoma by enrolling 13 Sooners, making it FWCD’s largest OU first-year class on record. Texas Christian University is in second place with its 12 new Horned Frogs. In third, and welcoming nine Aggies, is Texas A&M University. In the fourth spot, and a newcomer to the “Top 5”, is the University of South Carolina where six Falcons will soon become Gamecocks. And, rounding out the list is Southern Methodist University with its five new Mustangs.
Choosing an additional 37 different institutions suggests that Falcons continue to stretch their wings and attend a wide variety of colleges and universities. They will join two campus communities for the first time in at least 15 years, Angelo State University and Kenyon College, or follow in the footsteps of less recent FWCD graduates, in the last five years or more, who have attended Fordham University, Olin College of Engineering, Otterbein University, Pepperdine University, the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Miami.
This fall, two seniors are attending Yale University, which increases FWCD’s current Ivy League enrollment (2017-20) to nine Falcons at six of the eight Ivies, including Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University (2), Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University (3).
Three senior women applied and were admitted at five of the 34 active women’s colleges in the U.S., including Agnes Scott College, Barnard College (2), Scripps College, Spelman College and Wellesley College.
Four seniors in the performing and visual arts will continue to refine their talents at Fordham University (dance), Northwestern University (theatre), Trinity University (drawing and painting) and UT Austin (dance).
Six seniors will participate in college athletics at Angelo State University (women’s soccer), Occidental College (women’s basketball), Tufts University (baseball), Tulane University (women’s basketball), Washington and Lee University (football) and Yale University (men’s soccer).
Affordability remains a top concern for many FWCD families, and 81 of the 100 seniors were awarded more than $12.6 million in merit-based scholarships and awards (81 percent of the class). Forty-eight of these students will attend colleges and universities where they will utilize more than $3.2 million.
As always, Fort Worth Country Day senior Falcons are an impressive group and continue to soar higher.