Outstanding Early College Admissions for Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 is off to a great start with outstanding college admission acceptances for many of our early candidates! Some of America's most sought after colleges and universities have delivered some very happy news to our seniors right before the holiday season begins. Once again our students are faced with tremendous selectivity and what feels like outrageous competition both nationally and internationally, especially to those schools with the greatest name recognition like the Ivy League and "Junior Ivies.” With such odds, even the most well prepared students are feeling the pressure. So, it’s good to see the senior class coming together and being so supportive of each other during what can be a stressful time of year for them. The Webb Schools are very proud of all of our seniors. Students may be hearing from additional schools during the holiday break. Please check back after the holiday for an updated listing.
The following colleges and universities offered one or more early acceptances to members of the Class of 2017:
Babson College MA Boston College MA Boston University MA California State Polytechnic University Pomona CA Carleton College MN Claremont McKenna College CA Colorado College CO Colorado School of Mines CO Columbia University NY Emory University GA Fordham University NY Haverford College PA Indiana University IN Johns Hopkins University MD Lehigh University PA Loyola Marymount University CA Marymount California University CA Mills College CA New York University NY Northwestern University IL Occidental College CA Pitzer College CA Pratt Institute NY San Diego State University CA Santa Clara University CA Savannah College of Art & Design GA Smith College MA St. Johns University NY St. Louis University MO Texas Christian University TX Trinity University TX Tulane University LA University of Arizona (Honors College) AZ University of Colorado Boulder CO University of Denver CO University of Hartford CT University of Illinois Urbana Champaign IL University of Massachusetts Amherst MA University of Michigan MI University of Oregon (Honors College) OR University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) PA University of Texas TX Vanderbilt University TN Williams College MA
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.