Latymerians achieve record number of offers from world’s leading international universities

Latymerians have achieved a record number of offers from the world’s leading international universities. 

With 80 offers to date from 48 universities – including Brown, Yale, UPenn, MIT, McGill, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Bocconi, Carnegie Mellon and ETH Zurich – in 8 different countries, this cohort has now surpassed last year’s record breaking number of 71 offers from international universities. 

In addition to the incredible number of offers, Latymerians have also secured the School’s highest ever number of international scholarships, some of which are amongst the most selective in the world: 

  • School Vice-Captain Santiago has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the USA. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Santiago as one of 40 recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship from the nearly 2,200 students who applied.
  • Anna has been selected to join the prestigious Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame. This highly selective scholarship and leadership development programme is for outstanding students who are passionate about making a difference in the world.  
  • Connor has been offered IE University’s High Potential Award 
  • Marcus has been offered a full tuition scholarship to study at Bocconi University. 
  • Alexia has been awarded the a scholarship to study engineering at the University of Toronto
  • School Captain, Simdi was one of just 1,337 students to be offered a place at MIT from 33,796 applicants worldwide.

(Pictured: Vice Captains Santiago and Nina) 

Vice Captain Nina, who is starting at the College of Arts and Sciences at UPenn in September, said: “At Latymer, we’ve been able to cultivate breadth through our Electives programme; a wider perspective through our Global Goals and World Perspectives programme in the lower years; empathy through timetabled service in the community; resilience through our BOUNCE wellbeing programme and Life Skills course; and academic independence through the EPQ or Latymer Research Report. For the American universities I was applying to, these additional aspects of the curriculum are of real value.”

Head, David Goodhew said: “I am absolutely thrilled for our students. We know that intellectual breadth is important, but admissions teams, particularly at US colleges, also value character, which is why our Sixth Form offering is so well suited to international university applications. We also want to facilitate applications from a wide range of students applying abroad, including those with significant financial need, to help them find their best fit. International universities have now become a popular pathway for Latymer students and we’re delighted to see this record number of offers alongside those from Oxbridge, Russell Group universities, Music, Drama and Art colleges, reflecting the rich variety of interests and talents of our community.”  

Simon Lewis, Latymer’s Head of International University Applications said: “Over the past two years there’s been a real surge in the number of students from the UK applying to universities abroad, which means there’s ever increasing competition for spaces. Our emphasis on supporting students to find their right fit of university is clearly paying dividends in terms of student success. I am particularly pleased that so many of our bursary students have had international offers in this cycle too, as social mobility is a central aspect of the School’s mission.” 

Author: carolineroberts

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