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Record-breaking success with US Admissions

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 14th of May 2014

This year's offers from American universities reflect the most successful year on record for U.S. admissions at Oundle.

Following an intensely competitive application process involving candidates from around the world, the following colleges and universities have made offers to 10 current pupils and Old Oundelians:

Babson College
Boston College
*Carnegie Mellon University
*Columbia University
Emory University
Johns Hopkins University
Indiana University
Middlebury College
*New York University
Rhode Island School of Design
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Irvine
*University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at San Diego
University of Illinois
*University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
*University of Southern California
*University of Virginia
*Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University National University of Singapore Joint Program

(* - denotes universities making more than one offer)

A number of these pupils and OOs have also been offered coveted places in specific honors and scholarship programs, including the Echols Honors Program at the University of Virginia, General Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Egleston Scholars Program in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University, and the ASEAN Scholarship with the joint program between Yale University and the National University of Singapore.
Furthermore, two pupils, Bronwen Chan (17) and Malayandi Palaniappan (18) were finalists in the Robertson Scholars Program at Duke University and the Jefferson Scholars Program at the University of Virginia respectively - both are international scholarship competitions.

The majority of Oundle pupils are still applying simultaneously to UK and US universities, but often take greater risk with their choice of US universities, looking largely at the Ivy Leagues institutions plus Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech and a few of the best state universities such as California, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Rob Harry, Head of Careers and US University Admissions commented, 'Given that American universities look for excellence not just in academic achievement, but also in terms of leadership abilities, commitment to community service, sportsmanship and cultural awareness, this is a tremendous accomplishment for each pupil and confirms that Oundle is well positioned to provide an unparalleled, world-class educational experience.'

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