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Achieve academic results

2019 academic results and university acceptances


Ultimate university preparation Thorough university preparation is at the heart of EF Academy’s mission. We help you choose the best program that relates to your goals, deepens your learning in a robust international environment and supports you through the entire university application process.

World-renowned programs

Global confidence

Personalized university advising

At any of our campuses, you can earn

To thrive at university and in the workplace,

Our university advising team has combined

a high school qualification that is

today’s high school students don’t only

over 50 years of experience and includes

recognized by universities and employers

need book smarts and common sense,

former admissions officers from the

around the world. Our interculturally-trained

they also need emotional intelligence

University of Oxford, Brown University and

teachers are experts in their fields of study

and cultural awareness. Studying in an

Cornell University. They will introduce you

and many hold postgraduate qualifications.

international environment with classmates

to your university and degree options, show

We help you choose the right classes, make

from over 75 countries will transform

you how to highlight your accomplishments

sure they align with your ambitions and

your high school experience, boost your

in your application and give you tips on

give you opportunities to build upon them

competences and expand your view of the

writing an outstanding personal statement.

through academic activities and excursions.

world. Our 3000+ EF Academy alumni are

Together, we will help you get into the

global changemakers making a difference

university that best fits you.

in their communities.


Choose your pathway to university With our clearly defined pathways, we help you pair classes with clubs, academic extension activities and practical experience for wellrounded university preparation. Whether you pick a pathway below or want to create your own, we ensure you will be ready for university and your future career.


Focused courses

Academic extension activities

Practical experience

In addition to the core curriculum, you will

Complement your academic classes by

Master your subjects by applying your

select specific subjects that will maximize

participating in clubs, activities and other

knowledge in a real-world context. At EF

your potential and match your career

opportunities that support your passions.

Academy, your classroom learning will be


Choose from over 120 clubs and activities

fortified when you are challenged to solve

offered on our campuses, or create one

authentic problems and situations that are

of your own.

part of today’s work world.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Biomedical Sciences

Business, Finance, Management

International Relations, Politics, Law, Economics

Arts, Media, Cultural Studies


Doctor / Surgeon

Business owner Entrepreneur Project manager


Actor Artist

Software developer


Aeronautical engineer

Biomedical engineer


Clinical researcher

Data architect



Financial advisor

Administrator for an NGO or the UN

Stock trader

Economist Policy officer

Journalist Creative director Musician Filmmaker

Build your own path Talk to your local admissions team about the right pathway for you.


University planning and support Planning for university admission is an essential part of your academic program, whatever your year of study. Our experienced university advisors will help you outline your targets for each school year and work together with you to prepare a strong application.


Building skills to get results We regularly place students at some of the best universities in the world. Our graduates have been accepted to the University of Oxford, New York University, Imperial College London, University of Toronto and more great schools. Building core academic and personal development skills throughout your program will equip you with the essentials to make the best impression when applying to university.


Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Study techniques English proficiency Global responsibility Leadership skills Internships University research Test preparation Interview preparation University applications

50 +



years of university advising experience

university-centered events per year

university admission in 2019


“Our students come from very different backgrounds and education systems, so we work with them to narrow down their choices according to their interests and aptitudes. There’s a university out there for each of them, and we help them find and get into the one that fits best.”

Dr. Mark Zumbuhl UK Head of University Advising, EF Academy Oxford Former Admissions Officer at University of Oxford 5

How we help University advising starts as soon as you enroll at one of our schools. Each year we outline targets on your university action plan and help you every step of the way. Grade 8-10 • Create long-term action plan • Select courses based on academic/career interests • Choose clubs and co-curricular activities • Prepare for university entrance exams • Attend Q&A panels with EF Academy alumni • Gain academic English language fluency, if needed

Grade 11 • Finalize research on universities and programs/majors • 150 visits from university representatives • 6 visits to universities and university fairs • 8 group meetings with your university advisor • 3 one-on-one sessions with your university advisor • Take university entrance exams • Write first drafts of personal statements and essays • Complete a summer internship • Determine program, major and universities selection • Understand university application process

Grade 12 • Attend University Bootcamp (New York campus) • 11 group meetings with your university advisor • 10 one-on-one check-ins with your university advisor

Questions? Talk to your local admissions team to learn more about how we prepare you for university

• Get coaching on the application process • Finish personal statements and university essays • Attend mock interview sessions • Get personalized recommendation letters • Meet predicted grades • Make final university decision


US university acceptances Over the past five years, our students have been accepted to 41 of the top 50 universities in the US. The university acceptances listed here include some of the places our graduates are now studying.





More than 1/3 students accepted to top 100 US universities in 2019

million dollars in university scholarships awarded to students in 2019

acceptances to the world’s top 1% universities in 2019


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Academy of Art University Adelphi University American University Arizona State University Auburn University Baruch College, The City University of New York Beloit College Binghamton University Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brown University Bryant University California State University, Fullerton Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University College of William and Mary College of San Mateo Columbia University Cornell University Curry College DePaul University Drew University Drexel University Duquesne University East Los Angeles College Emory University Florida Institute of Technology Florida International University

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Fordham University George Mason University Georgia State University Georgetown University Harvard University Hofstra University Howard University Hult International Business School Hunter College, The City University of New York Illinois Institute of Technology Indiana University Bloomington Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis Iowa State University Johns Hopkins University John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York Lesley University Lehigh University Long Island University Brooklyn Loyola University Chicago Lynn University Marquette University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mercer University Miami University, Oxford Michigan State University Missouri State University Montclair State University New York Film Academy

• US News and World Report Rankings Top 50


New York Institute of Technology • New York University

North Carolina State University • Northeastern University

Nova Southeastern University Ohio University Oregon Institute of Technology Otis School of Art and Design Pace University Pasadena City College Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University, Abington Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Pennsylvania State University, Erie Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg • Pepperdine University Pratt Institute Purchase College State University of New York Purdue University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ringling College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University, New Brunswick San Diego State University Santa Monica College School of the Art, Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Seton Hall University State University of New York at Albany St. John’s University, Queens Campus Stony Brook University Suffolk University


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Syracuse University Temple University Texas Christian University The George Washington University The Juilliard School The New School – Parsons School of Design The Ohio State University The University at Buffalo Tufts University Tulane University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arizona University of British Columbia University of California University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Central Florida University of Colorado Boulder University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Delaware University of Denver University of Florida University of Hartford University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois at Chicago University of Iowa University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Maine University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Massachusetts, Boston University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth University of Massachusetts, Lowell University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Missouri Columbia University of New Hampshire University of New Hampshire at Durham University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Oregon University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Rochester University of Rhode Island University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of South Florida, Tampa University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Utah University of Vermont University of Virginia


University of Washington • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Common Wealth University Virginia Technology Villanova University • Wake Forest University Washington State University • Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College West Virginia University Widener College Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Yale University

University acceptances: UK and rest of the world As an international school, we encourage our students to consider applying to universities all over the world. In the past four years, our students have gone on to study at top universities in over 20 countries. Of our students who applied to UK universities in 2019, one-half were accepted to a top 50 UK university.


UK Anglia Ruskin University • Aston University

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Bath Spa University Bournemouth University Brunel University London Cardiff University City, University of London Coventry University De Montfort University Durham University Edge Hill University ESCP Europe Hult International Imperial College London Keele University King’s College London Kingston University London Lancaster University London Art Portfolio College London Metropolitan University London School of Business and Management London South Bank University London School of Economics Loughborough University Manchester Metropolitan University Middlesex University Newcastle University

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Northumbria University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University Queen Mary University of London Regent’s University London Richmond – The American International University in London Royal College of Surgeons Royal Holloway SOAS University of London St Mary’s University Swansea University Ulster University University for the Creative Arts University of Bath University of Bedfordshire University of Birmingham University of Brighton University of Bristol University of Cambridge University of Chichester University College London University of Dundee University of East Anglia University of Edinburgh University of Essex University of Exeter University of Glasgow

• The Times Higher Education Rankings Top 50


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University of Gloucestershire University of Greenwich University of Hertfordshire University of Hull University of Kent University of Leeds University of Leicester University of Liverpool University of Manchester University of Nottingham University of Oxford University of Portsmouth University of Reading University of Roehampton University of St. Andrews University of Sheffield University of Southampton University of Surrey University of Sussex University of the Arts London University of Warwick University of the West of England University of Westminster

Top 1%



More than 1/4 of our UK students placed in the top 1% of universities worldwide in 2019

of our students who apply to UK universities earn a place at a university which is in the top 25 in that subject in 2019

of our UK applicants were accepted to a top 50 UK university in 2019


Rest of the world AUSTRIA Danube Private University

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AUSTRALIA Bond University International College of Management, Sydney Monash University Le Cordon Bleu Australia Institute, Sydney The Australian National University University of Adelaide University of Melbourne University of New South Wales University of Queensland University of Sydney UNSW Australia

CANADA Concordia University, Montreal • McGill University Simon Fraser University • University of British Columbia University of Ottawa • University of Toronto University of Victoria York University FRANCE American University of Paris ESCP Europe ESSEC Business School Grenoble School of Management GERMANY Cologne Business School European Business School • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

HONG KONG • City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University University of Hong Kong ITALY Bocconi University Istituto Marangoni JAPAN Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University Sophia University LEBANON American University of Beirut MALAYSIA University of Reading in Malaysia MEXICO Universidad Iberoamericana MONACO International University of Monaco NETHERLANDS Amsterdam University College • Delft University of Technology Erasmus University Rotterdam Leiden University • University of Amsterdam University of Groningen Vrije University Amsterdam

RUSSIA Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) SPAIN CEU San Pablo / Chicago Escola Superior d’Administració I Direcció d’Empreses (ESADE) IED Barcelona Design School IE University IE Madrid IE University Segovia Les Roches International School of Hotel Management – Marbella Saint Louis University, Madrid Universitat Internacional de Catalunya SWITZERLAND Franklin University Switzerland Glion Institute of Higher Education Les Roches International School of Hotel Management SAE Institute Zürich University of Lausanne Webster University TAIWAN National Taiwan Normal University Soochow University THAILAND Assumption University Bangkok University Chulalongkorn University

NEW ZEALAND • University of Auckland

VIETNAM RMIT Vietnam Campus

NORWAY BI Norwegian School of Management University of Oslo • QS Rankings Top 100


Our 2019 results

While achieving great results is one of many factors to university acceptance, it is an important one. Our staff are dedicated to helping you prepare, whether that’s through preparatory sessions, extra class reviews, mock exams and more. Our goal is to help you meet or exceed your predicted grades. We are proud to share the excellent results of our EF Academy Class of 2019. 10

Exemplary IGCSE results

University entrance exams

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education

University entrance exam preparation for SAT/ACT and/or TOEFL/

(IGCSE) program features a broad range of courses which cover

IELTS is integrated in our programs of study. We also administer

subject areas such as Languages, Mathematics, Creative Arts and

practice exams so that students can get familiar with the structure

Sciences. Students pursue a varied curriculum according to their

of the tests and the questions they will encounter. We ensure they

interests while developing the foundation needed to succeed on

know how to make use of test-taking strategies to highlight their

the IB Diploma or A-Level exams. Our IGCSE teachers support

strengths and improve their weaknesses.

student development by encouraging participation in co-curricular activities and by motivating students to improve their study habits and time management skills.

About IGCSE results

About SAT results

Students are awarded an IGCSE qualification for each subject

An SAT score is an application requirement for many universities

studied. Typically students take between 5 – 14 subjects. The

in the US. There are two areas that are tested: critical reading and

8-point award scale ranges from A* – G. In 2019, EF Academy

mathematics – each section is worth 800 points for a total of 1600

students achieved a pass rate of 97%.

points. Students can also complete an optional writing component which is graded separately.

Student’s country

IGCSE results

Student’s country

SAT result



A* A* A* A* A B

South Korea


Fordham University


A* A* A* A* B



Stevens Institute of Technology

South Korea

A* A* A* A A A



Emory University


A* A* A A B



Soka University of America

South Korea

A* A A A A B B B B

South Korea


University of California, Berkeley


A* A A A



Pennsylvania State University


A* A A A A B



Carnegie Mellon University


A* A A B

United States


University of Pittsburgh





Rhode Island School of Design





University of Southern California



Impressive IB results

Admirable A-Level results

The IB Diploma program is recognized by universities around the

Successful A-Level exam results are a standard pathway to

world. Through regular meetings with counselors, one-on-one

acceptance at British universities. Our A-Level teachers and

support from teachers and additional review sessions before

university advisors work together to ensure that students meet

exam dates, we keep students motivated to strive for and achieve

their predicted A-Level scores. These scores play an important

academic excellence. Our university university advisors help IB

role in the university acceptances and offers, particularly

students highlight their co-curricular activities, research work and

to schools that offer an education in line with their selected

academic experience in their applications to the universities that are

field of study.

right for them.

About IB results

About A-Level results

The maximum possible score for the IB Diploma is 45, representing

A-Level exams are graded on a scale from A* to F, with A* being the

up to seven points in each of the six required courses, plus three

highest possible score. Students are required to study at least three

bonus points for the “core” components. In 2019, EF Academy

subjects, though some choose to study more. Exams are graded

students scored over 10% above the world average of 29.62 points.

individually and students receive one grade per subject.

Student’s country

IB result


Student’s country

A-level results



Emory University


A* A* A* A*

United States


Cornell University


A* A* A (+ A* in EPQ)

King’s College London



University of Leeds


A* A A

Pursuing a gap year



University of Oxford


A A B (+ A in EPQ)

University of Birmingham



University of Warwick


A* A  A C

University of Bath



SOAS University of London



University of Sheffield



University College London



Lancaster University



University of Toronto



University of Durham



University of Toronto


B B B (+ A in EPQ)

University of Southampton

South Korea


University of California, Berkeley



Queen Mary University of London

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