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Sparta High School Class of 2014 Headed to College and Military Service

TAPinto Sparta staff

Sunday, July 13, 2014 • 11:12pm

SPARTA,NJ- Sparta High School will be represented at many of the best schools in the area and the country.  The students of the class of 2014 were accepted to every  Ivy League school and had a West Point appointment as well.

The schools they have chosen to attend are:

  • The University of Alabama (2) -School of Communication and Information Sciences,
  • Alfred University,
  • Arcadia University,
  • University of Arkansas,
  • Belmont University,
  • Berklee College of Music -Professional Performance
  • Binghamton University (2)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (2)
  • Boston University (3) College of Communication
  • Bucknell University,
  • Caldwell University,
  • Carnegie Melon University,
  • Clemson University (Engineering and Science),
  • Coastal Carolina University (3),
  • Colorado Mountain College, Summit Campus,
  • University of Connecticut (3),
  • Cornell University (2),
  • Cornell University- College of Arts and Sciences,
  • Cornell University- College of Engineering,
  • County College of Morris (18),
  • University of Delaware,
  • University of Delaware- Honors Program,
  • Dickinson College (2),
  • Drexel University,
  • East Carolina University,
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania,
  • Eckerd College,
  • Elon University,
  • Fairfield University (2),
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (2),
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison (3),
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles,
  • Florida Gulf Coast University,
  • Florida Southern College,
  • Fordham University,
  • The George Washington University,
  • Goucher College,
  • Harvard College, Harvard University
  • High Point University,
  • Hofstra University (6),
  • Hult International Business School- San Francisco,
  • Illinois Wesleyan Univesity,
  • Immaculata University,
  • Indiana University at Bloomington,
  • Indiana University at Bloomington –Kelley School of Business,
  • Iona College,
  • The University of Iowa,
  • Ithaca College (2),
  • Ithaca College- School of Business,
  • James Madison University (7),
  • Johns Hopkins,
  • Johnson and Wales University (2),
  • Johnson State College,
  • Kean University,
  • University of Kentucky (2)  
  • Keuka College,
  • Lafayette College,
  • Lebanon Volley College,
  • Liberty University (4),
  • University of Maine,
  • Manhattan College,
  • Manhattanville College,
  • Marist College, (3)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County,
  • Marymount Manhattan College,
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
  • Meredith College,
  • Merrimack College,
  • Michigan State University,
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania,
  • Monmouth University,
  • University of Montana-Missoula,
  • Montclair University (11)
  • Mount Allison University,
  • Muhlenberg College (2),
  • University of New England (2),
  • New Jersey City University,
  • The College of New Jersey (6),
  • New York Institute of Technology- Manhattan,
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
  • Northeastern University (2),
  • Northeastern University-College of Engineering,
  • Northwestern University,
  • Onondaga Community College,
  • Pace University New York City,
  • Pace University New York City- Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
  • Parsons The New School for Design,
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (5)
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park- College of Engineering,
  • University of Pennsylvania,
  • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville,
  • Princeton University,
  • Providence College (2),
  • Purdue University,
  • Quinnipiac University (4)
  • Radford University,
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (8),
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2),
  • University of Rhode Island (2),
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey,
  • Rochester Institute of Technology-College of Engineering or Science,
  • Rochester Institute of Technology- College of Imaging Arts and Science,
  • Rowan University (13),
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick (6),
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick- School of Arts and Sciences,
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark (2)
  • Sacred Heart University (2),
  • Salem State University,
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
  • The University of Scranton,
  • Seton Hall University (3),
  • Springfield College,
  • St Bonaventure University,
  • State University of New York- Albany (2),
  • State University of New York- Oswego,
  • State University of New York- Plattsburgh,
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (4),
  • Susquehanna University,
  • Sussex County Community College (34),
  • Syracuse University,
  • Temple University,
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville,
  • The Ohio State University,
  • Towson University (4),
  • Union County College,
  • Unites States Army (2),
  • United States Marine Corps,
  • United States Military Academy,
  • The University of the Arts,
  • Villanova University (3),
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2),
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University- Engineering,
  • Wagner College (2),
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania,
  • West Virginia University
  • Wilkes University,
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (8),
  • Woodbury University.,
  • Yale University (2),
  • York College of Pennsylvania

As expected there were numerous applications made to New Jersey universities and colleges.  The most popular were Caldwell with eight accepted, Fairleigh Dickenson University with 12, Monmouth with 10, Montclair State University with 28, New Jersey Institute of Technology with seven, The College of New Jersey had 17, Ramapo College of New Jersey 19, Richard Stockton had five, Rider University had 11, Rowan University 37, Rutgers University 38 total, Seton Hall University 16, William Paterson University of New Jersey 29

The Sussex County Community College had 37 students accepted and County College of Morris had 21.

The out of state schools that appeared to be most popular with the class of 2014 include:

  • Quinnipiac University 29,
  • SUNY schools 21,
  • Bloomsburg College, University of Delaware and Pennsylvania State with 20 students accepted,
  • Ithaca College University of Massachusetts, University of Rhode Island, Towson with 17,
  • Northeastern University 15,  
  • Pace University 14,
  • James Madison, Sacred Heart and Syracuse University had 13,
  • University of Scranton 14,  
  • University of Vermont accepted 10,
  • Marist with nine,
  • Temple West Virginia, York College of Pennsylvania eight
  • Villanova accepted seven
  • University of Pittsburgh six

Technical schools were popular choice with the class of 2014. Rensselaer accepted eight of our seniors.  New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Rochester Institute of Technology accepted six, Stevens Institute of Technology accepted 14, Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science accepted four, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University accepted eight. Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University College of Engineering, Worchester Polytechnic University all sent letters of acceptance to Sparta High School seniors this year.

Military service is the destination for four of the seniors.  Two are committed to the United States Army, one the United States Marines, one to the United States Military Academy West Point.

Sparta High School students have been accepted to schools all over the country including Arizona State University, several schools in Florida, University of New Hampshire and schools in California, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois and Texas.  University of Arkansas, Colorado Mountain College, University of Maine and University of New England will have a Sparta student on campus in the fall. 

Two students were accepted to McGill University and one to the University of Toronto, St George in Canada. 

Director of Guidance Rory Fitzgerald said, "I am extremely proud of the Class of 2014.  Their outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics and the arts speak for themselves and I look forward to hearing great things about these students in the years to come."

In addition to these schools the students of Sparta High School’s most recent graduating class was accepted to Adelphi University, Allegheny College, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, American University, The Art Institute of Houston, Auburn University, University of Baltimore, Bard College, Barry University, Bentley University, Binghamton University-Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, University of Bridgeport, Brooklyn College of the CUNY, Brown University, Bryant University, Butler University, University of California at Los Angeles, California University of Pennsylvania, Carleton University, Case Western Reserve University, Castleton State College, The Catholic University of America, Centenary College, Champlain College, College of Charleston, University of Cincinnati, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarkson University, Colegate University-Natural Science and Mathematics, Columbia University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Curry College, Dalhousie University, Dartmouth College, Delaware Valley College, Denison University, DeSales University, Drew University, Duke University, Duquesne University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Eugene Lange College The New School for Liberal Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Flagler College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Franklin and Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Grand Canyon University, Hartwick College, Husson University, University of Illinois at Urbanba-Champaign, Jacksonville University, Juniata College, Kalamazoo College, Kansas State University, King’s College, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University, University of La Verne, Le Moyne College, Lehigh University, Lesley University, LIM College, Lipscomb University, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Louisiana State University, Loyola University Maryland, Lycoming College, Lyndon State College, Marshall University, University of Mary Washington, Marywood University, Miami International University of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Middle Tennessee University, Misericordia University, Moravian College, New England College, New England Conservatory of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York University, The University of North Carolina, University of North Florida, Norwich University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, University of Notre Dame, Nova Southeastern University, Oberlin College, University of Oregon, Otis College of Art and Design, Point Park University, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island College, University of Richmond, Rider University, Robert Morris University, College of St Elizabeth, St Joseph’s University, Saint Peter’s University, The College of St Rose, Salisbury University, Salve Regina University, School of Visual Arts, Shenandoah University, Siena College, Skidmore College, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida University of Southern California, St John’s University, State University Of New York Plattsburg and New Paltz, Stonehill College, Stony Brook University, Suffolk University, SUNY College at Buffalo,  Brockport, Geneseo, Potsdam, Fredonia,  The University of Miami, The University of Tampa, Texas Tech University, Trinity College, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St Louis, Western Carolina University, Western New England University, Worchester State University, York College of Pennsylvania. 

*Bold indicates Ivy League School, Forbes Top (50) Colleges and US News and World Report Top (50) colleges.

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