18 June 2022

University offers update

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

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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).  

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. 

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

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. 

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.   

More details about this year’s university cycle can be found here

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