The Raikes School welcomed 41 new freshmen in cohort 2019 this fall. This cohort represents the largest cohort, while also being the most academically talented in terms of average ACT and high school GPA, in Raikes School history. These outstanding students were selected from over 210 applicants, also the largest applicant pool in Raikes School history.
Here are a few notable statistics about cohort 2019:
- 41% female
- 37% out-of-state – 7 states represented
- Nebraska (26)
- Minnesota (5)
- Illinois (3)
- Missouri (3)
- Kansas (2)
- Oklahoma (1)
- South Dakota (1)
- 8 National Merit Finalists (including 2 National Hispanic Scholars)
- 3.956 average GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- 95.52 average percentile rank
- 34.02 average ACT
In addition to these impressive statistics, cohort 2019 includes many outstanding student leaders involved in: Eagle Scouts, DECA, debate/speech state and national competitions, theatre, robotics (VEX World Championships), FBLA, Mayor’s Youth Council, softball, football, cross country, track, student council presidents, NCWIT, Boys/Girls State, vocal and instrumental music ensembles, and more.
The addition of 41 new freshmen grew the Raikes School to 138 total students. Cohort 2019 began their college experience with the traditional day at the Nebraska Ropes Course the Friday before classes began. In addition to peer mentor group discussions and meetings, the freshmen were also welcomed to the community with an activity with each cohort of current students: freshmen and seniors went to the Top Golf Swing Suites at the Graduate Hotel, freshmen and juniors ate dinner and played yard games on Hudl’s rooftop patio after receiving tours from Raikes School alumni working at Hudl, and freshmen and sophomores went ice skating at Breslow Ice Rink.
Cohort 2019 is already excelling inside and outside the classroom and we’re excited to see what they accomplish during their 4 years in the Raikes School and beyond!