EF Academy Result booklet 2021

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University & academic results 2020

IB Diploma | A-Level | 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

Our university advising team has

a high school qualification that is

workplace, today’s high school students

combined over 50 years of experience

recognized by universities and employers

don’t only need book smarts and

and includes former admissions officers

around the world. Our interculturally-

common sense, they also need emotional

from the University of Oxford, Brown

trained teachers are experts in their fields

intelligence and cultural awareness.

University and Cornell University. They

of study and many hold postgraduate

Studying in an international environment

will introduce you to your university

qualifications. We help you choose the

with classmates from over 75 countries

and degree options, show you how to

right classes, make sure they align with

will transform your high school

highlight your accomplishments in your

your ambitions and give you opportunities

experience, boost your competences

application and give you tips on writing an

to build upon them through academic

and expand your view of the world. Our

outstanding personal statement. Together,

activities and excursions.

4,500+ EF Academy alumni are global

we will help you get into the university

changemakers making a difference in

that best fits you.

their communities.


Guidance at EF Academy With our clearly defined pathways, we help you pair classes with clubs, academic extension activities and practical experience for well-rounded 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.


Establish goals

Make a plan

Monitor progress

Whether you know what you want to

Together with your Pathway Manager, you

Your one-to-one meetings throughout

study at university or not, your Pathway

will craft a schedule that aligns with your

the year are a chance to discuss your

Manager will help you set goals that

goals. This involves choosing classes and

progress with someone who looks after

take you closer to discovering and then

even discussing opportunities outside

you, and to receive personal guidance

reaching what you want to achieve.

of class that will boost your university

in any areas where you feel you need

applications – like Model United Nations

extra support.

(MUN) or Student Council.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Physicist Software developer Aeronautical engineer Researcher Data architect

Biomedical Sciences

Doctor / Surgeon Psychologist Biomedical engineer Clinical researcher Pharmacist

Business, Finance, Management

International Relations, Politics, Law, Economics

Arts, Media, Cultural Studies

Business owner Entrepreneur Project manager


Actor Artist

Financial advisor Stock trader



Administrator for an NGO or the UN

Creative director



Policy officer


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. 4

Building skills to get results We regularly place graduates at some of the best universities in the world. Our curricula are supplemented by a university guidance program that includes application and interview preparation with experienced university admissions counsellors, one-to-one coaching from your Pathway Manager and over 150 university visits throughout the year. In addition, our SAT test preparation sessions will help you excel in this all-important American university admissions criterion. 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

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 2020


Grade 12

Perspectives from EF Academy’s Class of 2020


Elisabeth, from Denmark A-Levels, EF Academy Oxford   Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Jacopo, from Italy IB Diploma, EF Academy Oxford   Medicine, University of Pavia

“The teachers at EF Academy were incredible. They would always be open to help after school and answer any questions I had. They were also able to stretch my knowledge beyond the syllabus and make me curious about what I was learning.”

“EF Academy Oxford helped me a lot in what concerns preparation for Medical Admission tests, and interview practice. This gave me both the analytical skills and decision making techniques needed to succeed in my future career.”

Christopher, from Nigeria and the US IB Diploma, EF Academy New York   Journalism, Hofstra University

Ken-Lun, from Taiwan IB Diploma, EF Academy New York   Economics, University of California San Diego

“I am delighted to have been an International Baccalaureate student at an enriching international boarding school and am truly grateful for the teachers, staff and students who helped me along the way. Few things compare to being able to live and breathe what one learns in a school setting and I am blessed that I got to do exactly that!”

“Pursuing my college education at one of the University of California schools has always been one of my life goals. I believe that the rigorous education that UC San Diego offers could help me to exceed my limits and embrace future challenges.”


Tom, from China IB Diploma, EF Academy New York   Computer Science & Economics, Emory University

“Five years harbor countless possibilities, but I envision myself working in the tech industry, hopefully developing some cutting-edge technology that advances our civilization! I also hope to start my own company as my scientific exploration continues. It thrills me to think about how we’re shaping the future, as always.”

Ana Sofía, from Mexico IB Diploma, EF Academy New York   Gap year before studying graphic design

“Studying at EF Academy allowed me to complete my IB Diploma, which opened many doors of the world for me. I acquired even more helpful tools that I will use for the rest of my life, and it gave me even more amazing memories, friends and amazing teachers that I will never forget. I would not change this opportunity of completing my high school studies abroad for anything in the world.”

University placements United States Over the past five years, our students have been accepted to 39 of the top 50 universities in the US. The university acceptances listed here include some of the places where our graduates are now studying.


2020 facts and figures:


$5 million


University offers received

in university scholarships awarded to students

acceptances to the world’s top 1% universities


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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 Baylor University Beloit College Binghamton University Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brown University Bryant University Buffalo State, The State University of New York California College of the Arts California State University, Fresno California State University, Fullerton Carnegie Mellon University Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University College of William and Mary College of San Mateo Colorado State University Columbia University Columbus College of Art and Design Concordia College New York Cornell University Curry College DePaul University Drew University Drexel University

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Duquesne University East Los Angeles College Emory University Florida Institute of Technology Florida International University Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State University Fordham University George Mason University George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University Georgetown University Harvard University High Point 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 Jacksonville University Johns Hopkins University John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York Johnson & Wales University Lafayette College Lamar University Lesley University Lehigh University Long Island University Brooklyn Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago


• •

Lynn University Manhattan College Marquette University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mercer University Miami University, Oxford Michigan State University Missouri State University Montclair State University New York Film Academy New York Institute of Technology New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Nova Southeastern University Ohio University Orange Coast College Oregon Institute of Technology Otis School of Art and Design Pace University Pace University, Westchester Pasadena City College Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University, Abington Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Pennsylvania State University, Erie Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Pepperdine University Pratt Institute Purchase College State University of New York Purdue University


Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ringling College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University, New Brunswick Sacred Heart University Saint Michael’s College San Diego State University Santa Monica College Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art, Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Scottsdale Community College Skidmore College Seton Hall University State University of New York at Albany State University of New York at Plattsburg St. John’s University, Queens Campus Stony Brook University Suffolk University Syracuse University Temple University Texas Christian University The George Washington University The Juilliard School The New 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 North Carolina at

University of California, Riverside • University of California, San Diego • University of California, Santa Barbara

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University of California, Santa Cruz University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati 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 University of Illinois at Chicago University of Iowa University of Kansas 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


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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 the Pacific 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 Wells College West Virginia University Widener College Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University

• US News and World Report Rankings Top 50

University placements 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 2020, one-half were accepted to a top 50 UK university.


UK • Anglia Ruskin University

University in London

Aston University Bath Spa University • Birkbeck, University of London

Royal College of Surgeons • Royal Holloway, University of London

Bournemouth University

SOAS, University of London St Mary’s University

City, University of London

Staffordshire University • Swansea University

De Montfort University • Durham University

Edge Hill University ESCP Europe

Ulster University • University College London

University for the Creative Arts • University of Bath University of Bedfordshire

Glasgow School of Art Hult International Business School • Imperial College London Keele University • King’s College London

• University of Birmingham

University of Brighton • University of Bristol • University of Cambridge University of Chichester

Kingston University London • Lancaster University

London Art Portfolio College London Metropolitan University London School of Business and Management • London School of Economics

London South Bank University • Loughborough University

Manchester Metropolitan University Middlesex University • Newcastle University • Northumbria University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University • Queen Mary, University of London

Regent’s University London Richmond, The American International

University of Plymouth University of Portsmouth • University of Reading

Royal Veterinary College

• Brunel University London • Cardiff University

Coventry University

• University of Oxford

Robert Gordon University

University of Dundee • University of East Anglia • • • •

University of East London University of Edinburgh University of Essex University of Exeter University of Glasgow University of Gloucestershire University of Greenwich University of Hertfordshire University of Hull

• University of Kent • University of Leeds • University of Leicester

University of Lincoln • University of Liverpool • University of Manchester • University of Nottingham

• The Times Higher Education Rankings Top 50 UK Universities


• • • • •

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 the West of England (UWE Bristol)

• University of Warwick

University of the West of England University of Westminster • University of York

York St John University

2020 facts and figures:


Top 1%


students graduated with a high school diploma from EF Academy in 2020

More than 1/3 of our students placed in the top 1% of universities worldwide

Offers received from all 20 of the UK’s top universities


REST OF WORLD AUSTRIA Danube Private University

• • • • • •

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

BELGIUM Ghent University • KU Leuven SAE Institute

• • • •

CANADA Concordia University, Montreal McGill University Queen’s 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 Business School Paris ESSEC Business School Grenoble School of Management

GERMANY Cologne Business School ESCP Business School Berlin European Business School • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich • Technical University of Munich HONG KONG • City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University University of Hong Kong

INDONESIA Hasanuddin University University of Indonesia

RUSSIA Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

ITALY Bocconi University Humanitas University Istituto Marangoni Luiss Guido Carli University Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University of Milan

SOUTH KOREA Yonsei University

JAPAN Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University Sophia University LEBANON American University of Beirut MALAYSIA University of Reading in Malaysia MEXICO Universidad de las Américas Puebla Universidad Iberoamericana MONACO International University of Monaco NETHERLANDS Amsterdam University College • Delft University of Technology Erasmus University Rotterdam Hotelschool The Hague Leiden University Maastricht University • University of Amsterdam University of Groningen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NEW ZEALAND • University of Auckland

NORWAY BI Norwegian School of Management University of Oslo POLAND University of Wrocław

SPAIN CEU Cardenal Herrera CEU San Pablo / Chicago CEU Valencia Escola Superior d’Administració I Direcció d’Empreses (ESADE) IED Barcelona Design School IE University Les Roches International School of Hotel Management – Marbella Nebrija University Saint Louis University, Madrid Universidad Europea de 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 Stamford International University Thammasat University TURKEY Sabancı University VIETNAM London College for Design and Fashion RMIT Vietnam Campus • QS Rankings Top 100


Our academic 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 2020.


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 advisors help IB students

role in the university acceptances and offers, particularly

highlight their co-curricular activities, research work and academic

to schools that offer an education in line with their selected

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-Levels are graded on a scale from A* to U, 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

bonus points for the “core” components. In 2020, 174 EF Academy

three subjects, though some choose to study more. This year, EF

students enrolled in the full IB Diploma. Our school scored above

Academy students sat for 154 A-Levels and achieved a 99.4% pass

the world averages of diploma pass rate, overall diploma score and

rate. 87% of students received grades between A*-C and nearly

individual subject grades.

50% of students received grades of A*-A.

Student’s country

IB Diploma score


Student’s country

A-Level results




New York University


A* A* A* A

University of Oxford



Technical University of Munich


A* A A A

Gap year



Imperial College London


A* A A B

University of Bristol



Gap year


A* A B C

University of Exeter



Emory University


A* A* A*

University of Southampton



University College London


A* A* A

University of St Andrews



Bocconi University


A* A* A

University of Nottingham



London School of Economics


A* A A

University of St Andrews



McGill University


A* A A

Hotelschool The Hague



University of Manchester


A* A A

Gap year


How we help Questions?

University advising starts as soon as you

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

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

“Our students come from very

• Understand university application process

different backgrounds and education systems, so we work

Grade 12

with them to narrow down their

• Attend University Bootcamp (New York campus)

choices according to their interests

• 11 group meetings with your university advisor

and aptitudes. There’s a university

• 10 one-on-one check-ins with your university advisor

out there for each of them, and

• Get coaching on the application process

we help them find and get into the

• Finish personal statements and university essays

one that fits best.”

• Attend mock interview sessions • Get personalized recommendation letters • Meet predicted grades • Make final university decision

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


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Accreditations and Memberships EF Academy International Boarding Schools are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma program*

EF Academy New York is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools

EF Academy Oxford and Torbay are members of the Boarding Schools’ Association

EF Academy New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department

EF Academy Pasadena is a member of the California Association of Independent Schools

EF Academy Pasadena is registered with the California Department of Education

EF Academy Oxford and Torbay are registered Cambridge International Schools

EF Academy Torbay is a member of the Independent Schools’ Association

*EF Academy Pasadena is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs. For further information visit www.ibo.org