It was another outstanding year for our 2021 university acceptances with our graduates receiving high quality offers and many of them being admitted to their top choice school.
While we saw decreased interest in U.S. universities owing to COVID uncertainties, 80% of our U.S. applicants were admitted to one of their preferred choices, receiving offers from Top 20 institutions such as MIT, Northwestern, University of California, Berkeley and Swarthmore. Our MIT-bound graduate was admitted to the undergraduate and the PhD programmes - truly outstanding!
These results were especially encouraging as this year saw unprecedented competition for university places among the very top universities as removal of standardised testing requirements due to COVID led to a surge in applications.
Our graduates continued to perform very strongly in the UK where offers were received from top institutions such as Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London, St Andrew's and King's College. This was very impressive given that competition for spaces was much more acute this year as COVID deferrals from last year greatly reduced the number of available spots.
We also saw continuation of a trend toward interest in universities around the globe including our first university acceptances from Sweden! Canada and the Netherlands drew increased attention with offers received from the University of Toronto, McGill, and the University of Amsterdam.
Our graduates continued to perform strongly in specialist programmes with successful applications to Sports Science (McGill), Film (London Film Academy), Fashion (University of the Arts London) and Medicine (Cardiff Medical, University College Dublin, King's College London Medical). One applicant in medicine received interviews from all institutions applied to, a rare accomplishment!
In a year of unprecedented challenge, they rose to the occasion, showing great resilience along the way.
Says Alison Derbyshire, Head of Senior School: "I’m incredibly proud of the hard work put in by our 2021 graduates. In a year of unprecedented challenge, they rose to the occasion, showing great resilience along the way. The results speak for themselves!”
Dulwich Pudong's best-fit approach to university and career counseling remains a core strength of our school. Our graduates average only 5.2 applications per student, an incredibly low number. A low number of applications per student strongly indicates that are our graduates are very clear about the pathways which are best for them and are well prepared to succeed in them. These are exactly the type of applicants prestigious universities are looking for.
Our best practices that focus on deep research, fit, and student-centric counselling ensure that our students remain competitive.
Says Michael Wert, Head of University and Career Counseling at Dulwich Pudong: “While the future of admissions remains uncertain, we are confident that our best practices that focus on deep research, fit, and student-centric counselling will ensure that our students remain competitive regardless of how the landscape changes.”
Below is a selection of the schools offering places to our graduates this year in alphabetical order:
Here is a selection of some of the schools offering places to our graduates this year in alphabetical order:
California College of the Arts
Edinburgh Medical School
Georgia Tech University
Hong Kong University
Hult Business School
King's College London
London Film Academy
London School of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paris College of Art
Shanghai Jiaotong University
St Andrews University
SOAS University of London - Law
Trinity College Dublin Medical School
University of the Arts London
Congratulations to all of our graduates who will shortly join our growing ranks of alumni spread all over world, doing amazing things and making a difference wherever they are.