University offers 2022

June 2022

Very well done to Sevenoaks students on their successful applications to university this year.

Our Upper Sixth students have received an impressive range of offers from UK, US and international universities to date, during an extremely competitive admissions cycle. Seventy-five per cent of the cohort are holding offers from universities within the world’s top 50 (THE World University Rankings 2022).

UK universities

Our students have received 762 UK offers from universities in the UK. Offers have been made by 62 different institutions to 229 students.

We have received 63 offers from KCL, 56 from Bristol, 54 from Exeter, 47 from UCL, 47 from Bath, 42 from Warwick, 41 from Edinburgh, 41 from Durham, 21 from St Andrews and 21 from Imperial College London. A total of 21 students received offers from Oxford and Cambridge, with 12 Sevenoaks students receiving an offer from Oxford and 9 receiving an offer from Cambridge. These were pleasingly high offer rates in a year with an increased number of applicants.

The following UK universities made offers to at least 80 per cent of our students who applied:

  • University of York
  • University of Nottingham
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Exeter
  • St George’s, University of London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Glasgow

The UK higher education landscape

At UK universities, admissions have been affected by a number of factors, leading to increasing competition for places among students with top grades. These factors include the size of the rising 18-year-old population, the post-pandemic effect of two years of A-level grade inflation, and an emphasis on widening participation.

In these challenging admissions conditions, we are delighted with the offers our students have received.

US and international universities

More than a quarter of the year group applied to US universities. They comprised 66 students, 55 of whom applied in the early round.

In the current cycle, 40 per cent of the cohort applied to universities overseas:

  • 47 students applied, or are in the process of applying, to universities outside of the US and UK.
  • 26 offers in the early round were received for 21 students.
  • In addition, seven students received offers in the Early Decision II round.
  • In the Regular Round, Sevenoaks students received a total of 77 offers.

Offers were received from UCLA (7), University of Michigan (7), UChicago (6), UC San Diego (6), Northeastern (6), NYU (4), Illinois Urbana-Champaign (4), Johns Hopkins (3), USC (3), Carnegie Mellon (3), Tufts (3), Middlebury (3), UC Davis (3), Columbia (2), Yale (2), Sciences-Po Columbia joint program (2), Duke (2), Brown (2), Georgia Tech (2), Barnard (2), Boston University (2), Babson (2), Miami (2), Florida Tech (2), Colorado Boulder (2), MIT, Dartmouth, Purdue, Berkeley, UPenn, Claremont McKenna, Wesleyan, SCAD, Vanderbilt, Amherst, Emory, Colgate, Davidson, Northwestern, Drexel, Oberlin, Wake Forest, Penn State, Virginia Tech, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Tulane, Colorado College and UC Merced. There was an offer from Belmont for a unique Songwriting program, and an acceptance to the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme.

Applications to US universities have also increased this year, making the admissions process more competitive and the acceptance rate lower. In the most recent cycle, the combined number of acceptances to the top 50 most selective US colleges amounted to only 14 per cent overall (217,412 acceptances out of a total 1,535,205 applications).

The universities Sevenoaks students apply to are within this top 50, making our US offer rate of 26 per cent a terrific achievement.

Other international universities

Looking beyond the US, 47 students have applied, or are in the process of applying, to other international universities. They have received offers from University of Toronto (16), McGill (5), University of British Columbia, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, IE Spain, Delft (2), Leiden (2), Utrecht, Bocconi (3), Politecnico di Milano, Vrije University, Sciences Po, Sciences Po-UCL dual degree, ESCP European Business School (2), the University of Geneva and ETH Zurich. There are more to be released, and offers to Germany, Ireland and Australia will not be made until after results.  


Congratulations to Sevenoaks students who have been offered scholarships at international universities, including Northeastern, Oberlin, Tulane, Colorado Boulder, the University of Toronto, and entrance scholarships at McGill. Four students were offered the University of Toronto International Scholar Award, worth ca$100k over four years. One student was offered an Admissions Scholarship at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In the UK, two students were offered choral scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge. We also have students attending US universities as recruited athletes, and support students if they are interested in pursuing athletic recruitment/scholarships.

University offers 2021

Well done to Sevenoaks students on their very successful applications to university this year.

Our students have so far received 925 offers from universities in the UK, US and internationally, and 44 students, nearly 20 per cent of the cohort, holding offers to some of the world’s top ten universities (THE World University Rankings 2021). In a challenging admissions cycle during the pandemic, we are delighted that the following offers have been received.

From UK universities, offers have been made by 69 institutions to 223 students.

We have received 67 offers from UCL, 60 from Exeter, 50 from Bristol, 49 from Durham, 38 from Warwick, and 37 from Edinburgh. Students also continue to be drawn to the excellent Year in Industry schemes offered by Bath (36 offers) and Loughborough (15 offers).

In a highly competitive year for places at Oxford University, 13 Sevenoaks students received an offer from Oxford and 18 received offers from Cambridge.

In the US, 124 offers have been made so far for 52 students to 62 institutions including the University of Chicago (5), Berkeley (4), Wesleyan (4), Georgia Tech (3), Brown (3), Johns Hopkins (2), Dartmouth (2), UPenn (2) and Yale (2).

An additional 50 students have applied to universities outside of the UK and US, with offers received from universities in Italy (Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano), Switzerland (Lugano, EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), Netherlands (Leiden, Amsterdam), Canada (McGill, University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, Concordia, McMaster, York, Waterloo), Hong Kong (Hong Kong University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo), and Thailand (Mahidol).

Many were also placed on the waiting lists for the most prestigious US universities, and there are outstanding applications to Ireland and Germany,

University offers 2020: UK

Well done to Sevenoaks students on their very successful applications to university this year.

From UK universities, 1036 offers have been made by 64 institutions to over 200 students. This is a significant increase in the total number of offers made compared with last year. 

We received 76 offers from UCL, 72 from Durham and 79 from Exeter, the three universities with the highest number of Sevenoaks applications. Warwick was also popular choice for Sevenoaks students this year, and we received 50 offers, while a growing number of students are drawn to the excellent Year in Industry schemes offered by Bath (34 offers) and Loughborough (23 offers).

High numbers of offers came from Imperial College London (29), Edinburgh (45) and St Andrews (30).

In a highly competitive year for places at Oxford University, 17 Sevenoaks students received an offer from Oxford and 14 received offers from Cambridge. 

University offers 2020: international

In the 2019-20 academic year, 47 students made applications to 68 different US colleges, making a total of 279 applications.

They received 101 offers, including 22 offers to the top ten US universities and 46 to the top 20 US universities (using THE data). We were delighted with these results, which include offers from Stanford (3), Harvard (1), Yale (2), UC Berkeley (7), Johns Hopkins (2), Chicago (5) and UPenn (3).

These are complemented with 11 offers from Canadian universities including 9 to the top 3 universities in Canada: the University of Toronto (4), the University of British Columbia (1), and McGill (4) and 2 offers from Hong Kong: Chinese University Hong Kong (1) and from Hong Kong University (1).

Many were also placed on the waiting lists for the most prestigious US universities, so even more of our students may be attending top universities.

We are delighted that our students have been able to secure such coveted places.

Furthermore, students have been offered places within Europe at the University of Bocconi in Italy, Erasmus, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and The Polytechnic University of Milan. 

Our students received the following North American offers:




 1 (1WL)




 1 (3WL)

 Boston University

 2 (1 with Presidential Scholarship)




 1 (2WL)

 Carnegie Mellon

 1 (2WL)

 Claremont McKenna

 (1 WL)

 Colorado College



 (2 WL)

 Columbia-Sciences Po


 Connecticut College



 1 (4 WL)


 2 (2 WL)


 1 (2 WL)




 1 (1 WL)

 Georgia Tech

 2 (1 WL)


 1 (1 WL)




 2 (1 with Capstone Scholarship)

 Johns Hopkins

 2 (1 WL)



 McGill University




 New York University

 1 (5WL)


 1 (with Scholarship) (1WL)


 2 (2 WL)


 1 (1 WL)




 (1 WL)


 (1 WL)






 (1 WL)

 St Mary’s

 1 (with Scholarship)



 SUNY Binghamton


 UC Berkeley

 7 (2WL)

 UC Davis


 UC San Diego

 7 (1 WL)

 UC Santa Barbara


 UC Santa Cruz



 10 (1 WL)

 University of British Columbia


 University of Colorado – Boulder


 University of Chicago

 5 (1 WL)

 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (Engineering)

 1 (with Scholarship)

 University of Michigan

 1 (1 Engineering; 2 WL)

 University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


 University of Pennsylvania

 3 (3 WL)

 University of Portland


 University of Southern California


 University of Toronto


 University of Virginia 

 1 (with Scholarship)


 2 (1 with Seigenthaler Scholarship) (1WL)




 1 (1 WL)


 3 (1WL)

 William and Mary

 1 (with Scholarship)


 2 (2 WL; 1TBC)

 Yale-National University of Singapore


University offers 2019

We were delighted with a phenomenal set of offers for 2019 entry from world-class UK, US and international universities.

Over 900 offers in total were received by the 232 Sevenoaks students seeking a university place. Sevenoaks students received over 800 offers from UK universities and over 100 from international universities.

UK offers

  • 33 students received offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge: 20 from Cambridge and 13 from Oxford
  • 100% offer rate at Lancaster, Surrey and Loughborough.
  • 91 offers from some of the top London universities including Imperial, UCL, LSE, and KCL
  • 63 offers from Exeter
  • 48 offers from Durham
  • 26 offers for St Andrews and Edinburgh

We had another strong performance for Medicine and Veterinary Science; 12 students applied to study Medicine and three to study Veterinary Medicine, and between them they received an impressive total of 31 offers.

International offers

US universities are an increasingly popular option for our students, with a total of 88 offers from 38 institutions.

In the early application round for the US, a highly competitive entry point, we were delighted that eight students were admitted early to prestigious American institutions, namely Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UPenn - Wharton, Brown, University of Michigan and NYU.