College options present tough choices for high school seniors

Posted: May 13, 2018 at 1:09 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville High School senior Cesca Craig (left) speaks Thursday with Nate Magre (right), an advance placement history teacher, alongside her friend Ethan Favorite, a student at the University of Arkansas, during an academic signing ceremony in the Matthew Moore Library at the school. Craig plans to attend New York University and study anthropology.

Sarah Jong has lived in Fayetteville for all of her 17 years. She couldn't resist the chance to live in another city in a different part of the country.

Bound for top universities

Several dozen of this year’s high school graduates from Northwest Arkansas are heading to one of the nation’s top 25 universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Here are the universities this year’s graduates at the following high schools are planning to attend, according to guidance counselors.

Bentonville High School: Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University

Bentonville West High School: Cornell University, Duke University

Fayetteville High School: Columbia University (2), Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University, University of Southern California, Yale University

Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville and Bentonville campuses): Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Rice University, Stanford University (2), Vanderbilt University, University of California Berkeley, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia

Rogers Heritage High School: none

Rogers High School: Vanderbilt University, Yale University

Siloam Springs High School: Emory University, Princeton University

Springdale Har-Ber High School: Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University (2), Rice University, University of Chicago (2), University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Washington University at St. Louis, Yale University (2)

Springdale High School: Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago (2)

Source: Staff report

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville High School senior Cesca Craig (center) smiles Thursday after presenting Kelly Williams, an advanced plac...

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