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2018 University Report

Warm congratulations to the Class of 2018! Students in their final year face great challenges, sweeping changes, trials, tribulations and important celebrations. Though he was not describing the life of a high school senior, Charles Dickens words nevertheless ring true in this instance: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope..." The sentence goes on, however, ending on "hope" and "spring" makes sense as we approach graduation, an event that marks an important new beginning for our seniors.

Unfortunately, much of the stress of senior year is due to university applications and planning for life after high school. Fortunately, we have some happy to share in this University Edition of the newsletter. It was an unusual year in statistics - Brexit, rising tuition and a changed political climate in the USA, and expanding English language degree options in Europe all contributed to a radical shift in university applications with slightly less than 10% of the class of 2018 planning to attend university in the USA. Read on for more facts and figures on this year's university application season.

78% of the Class of 2018 has completed at least 1 Application

68% of the Class of 2018 has chosen a university destination or made gap year plans:

  • USA - 7 students
  • UK - 22 students
  • NETHERLANDS – 13 students
  • SWITZERLAND - 2 students
  • GAP YEAR – 3 students
  • FRANCE, GERMANY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 1 student each

Of those who have selected a destination, 83% indicated a first-choice university. Of those who indicated a first-choice university, 78% were admitted to their first choice; while 20% were admitted to their second choice.

23 ASW students have applications pending to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain

Scholarship Report

Though we generally provide a scholarship report to the USA with average award amounts to both US citizens and international students, the small percentage of US applicants means it is not meaningful to calculate averages.

The good news, however, was that ASW students saw scholarships from universities in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Abu Dhabi, and Canada, in addition to the USA.


University Admittances for the Class of 2018


Canada
University of Toronto

France
Ècole Polytechnique
Ècole Supérieure d'art et de design Marseille Méditerranée
Parsons Paris

Germany
Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Jacobs University

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Italy
Florence Design Academy
University Bocconi

Netherlands
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Universiteit Leiden
Universiteit Maastricht
Universiteit Twent
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Poland
Warsaw University of Technology

Spain
Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE)
Toulouse Business School Barcelona

Switzerland
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
Glion Institute of Higher Education

United Arab Emirates
New York University (NYU Abu Dhabi)

United Kingdom
Brunel University London
Cardiff Metropolitan University
City University of London
Durham University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Heriot-Wat University
Hult International Business School – London
King's College London
Lancaster University
Loughborough University
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Swansea University
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The University of Warwick
University College London
University of Aberdeen
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Law
University of Leeds
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of South Wales
University of St Andrews
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of the Arts London
University of West London
University of Westminster

United States of America
Adelphi University
Babson College
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, Idaho
California Institute of Technology
Calvin College
Case Western Reserve University
Colorado State University
Cornell University
DePaul University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Los Angeles City College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Pepperdine University
Quinnipiac University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Suffolk University
The New School
The Ohio State University
Trinity University
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Delaware
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas
University of Utah
University of Washington


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