College Acceptances

Select Hawthorne Valley college acceptances since 2010.


After graduating from Hawthorne Valley, I pursued various interests that I had developed during high school. I completed a Shakespearian acting training, worked as a stonemason, and studied sculpture and mathematics. These were all subjects that I had been exposed to in one form or another while at Hawthorne Valley, and as I searched for a fulfilling career, I tried them all. Finally, while attending university I found that my interests converged in the field of engineering. Here was a subject that required the creativity of art, the practicality of construction, and plenty of mathematics. Finding my seemingly disparate interests unified in a single field was extremely satisfying, and I became fascinated with my studies. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 2013, I was offered a job at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For the past two years, I have worked there as a research engineer on tasks ranging from solar energy storage to advanced thermal control systems.
Ben Furst, a 2002 graduate of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, NY, is a mechanical engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles, California.


Adelphi University

Arcadia University

American University

Architectural Institute of Prague (ARCHIP)

Arizona State University

Bard College

Bard College Berlin

Bates College

Bath Spa University (UK)

Bennington College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Buffalo State College

Catholic University

Case Western Reserve University

Clark University

Clarkson University

Colby College

Colby-Sawyer College

College of Charleston Honors College

College of The Atlantic

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Hollywood

Concordia University

CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Kingsborough Community College

CUNY Hunter College

Delaware Valley University

Dickinson College

Drew University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

Eckerd University

Elon University

Emerson College

Eugene Lang College

Fit, Macaulay Honors College

Fordham University

Goucher College

Green Mountain College

Grinnell College

Guilford College

Hampshire College

Hartwick College

Haverford College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Iowa State University

Ithaca College

Jacobs School of Music, University Of Indiana

Johnson & Wales University

Juniata College

Kings College (Nova Scotia)

La Salle University

Lawrence University

Lesley University

Loyola University

McGill University

Manhattan College

Marist College

Marlboro College

Maryland Institute of Art

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Miami University, Ohio

Montana State University

Mount Allison University

Mount Holyoke College

New College of Florida

New England Conservatory of Music

Northeastern University

Occidental College

Ohio State University

Pace University

Pan-American International University

Park School of Communication, Ithaca College

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Philadelphia Art Institute

Pratt Institute

Prescott College

Randolph College

Ringling College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Polytechnic Institute

Roger Williams University

St. John’s College (New Mexico)

St. Lawrence University

St. Louis University

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of Visual Arts

Simmons College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Sterling College

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

Suny Albany

Suny Brockport

Suny Cobelskill

Suny College of Environmental Science

Suny Geneseo

Suny New Paltz

Suny Oswego

Suny Plattsburgh

Suny Potsdam

Suny Purchase

Suny Stony Brook

Swarthmore College

Sweet Briar College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Tufts University

Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Union College

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Georgia

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Miami

University of Missouri

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of Oregon

University of Redlands

University of Utica

University of Vermont

School of Engineering, University Of Syracuse

Vassar College

Warren Wilson College

Washington and Jefferson University

Wells College     

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wheaton College

Whitman College

William and Mary College

Willamette University