Forging ahead with Fortitude — A Briefing of Application Results for the Class of 2023

April 6, 2023

With the aim of “Cultivating Talent” in high school, Shanghai High School International Division(SHSID) implements an inclusive education from middle school through high school. Established with a high international standard, the school respects every student's personality and endeavors to set a solid foundation for the individualized and life-long development of every student by building an open and vibrant campus environment and by providing various academic platforms and non-academic extracurricular resources.

Spring is a hopeful season, and it is a fitting time to share the college admissions results that the senior class has received from universities all over the world. Furthermore, SHSID celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, which gives us an occasion to look back at our overall admissions results from recent years.

"According to the preliminary data, among the class of 2023 graduates, approximately 100 students will go to the U.S. for higher education, while the rest will go to other countries or regions for further education."

—College Counseling Office


Voices from Class of 2023

1.  The senior class of 2023 has received offers from a range of top universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy League universities, and other top 10 universities ranked by the U.S. News & World Report this year.

The total number of Oxford & Cambridge offers is 13 for 13 students; and the total offers from "Ivy League & other top 10" universities, including Princeton, Yale, Stanford, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, UChicago, Duke, and Johns Hopkins, are 10 for 9 students. In total, the senior class has received 23 offers from the most prestigious universities in 2023.

In recent years, the application results of SHSID to top universities in the United States have been based on the "one student, one school" policy, which acknowledges that each student’s best-fit school is based on a combination of individual skills and goals. This speaks to the school’s thoughtful attention to students' diversified characteristics, reflecting the school's pursuit of effective admission, rather than blindly pursuing the greatest number of admissions. The total number of Oxbridge admissions in the U.K. is approximately 5 to 6 offers each year, while the total number of Oxbridge admissions in 2023 reached a new record, including Oxford's Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) major, Cambridge’s Computer Science major, and Trinity College's Engineering major, which are extremely competitive. At the same time, there is very little overlap between the Oxbridge admissions and the Top 10 admissions in the U.S. The number of students admitted to the Top universities in 2022 and 2023 reached 18 and 19 respectively.

Some of the top universities in the U.K. and the U.S. have a continuous record of admitting SHSID students. For example, Yale University has sent admission notices to SHSID graduates for 6 consecutive years, Brown University for 9 consecutive years, and Cambridge University for 8 consecutive years.

Top university admissions over the years also include the University of Chicago, Duke University, Cornell University, and many other prestigious institutions. For example, the University of Chicago has admitted 13 SHSID students in the past 7 years, Duke University has admitted 7 SHSID students in the past 4 years, and Cornell University has admitted 11 students in the past 10 years.

"It is worth noting that in each year from 2016 to 2019, around 15 students were admitted by "Oxbridge + Ivy League + Top 10" schools; in each year from 2020 to 2023, the number remains above 20. As you can see, SHSID is maintaining a steady and increasing record of admissions to the top schools in the U.K. and the U.S. "

—College Counseling Office

2. A number of top U.S. colleges and universities have been favoring SHSID graduates. For example, over the past five years, NYU has admitted about 90 SHSID students (15 this year), some of whom were admitted by the College of Business, which has a low acceptance rate; meanwhile, UC Berkeley and UCLA have admitted more than 60 SHSID students in the past five years (10 students this year). Universities such as Rice, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USC, and many others have offered admissions to our students in consecutive years as well.

Additionally, various top U.K. universities, especially the G5 schools ( University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE and UCL), have consistently extended offers to our students. For instance, the number of students admitted to G5 schools this year has now reached a record of 54.

3. At SHSID, students have been encouraged to make their own college choices based on their academic interests and future life path. Students are not restricted to choosing from among the traditional top schools or comprehensive universities but instead turn to the schools and majors that best suit their needs. For example, this year, two students have been admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) of the University of Hong Kong and three students have been admitted to the International Business and Global Management (IBGM) program at the University of Hong Kong Business School, and these five offers are exceptionally valuable.

"This year, seven students were admitted to the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States according to the 2023 U.S. News and World Report ranking, including Swarthmore College, Wellesley College, Claremont McKenna College, and others. Wellesley College has admitted 8 students from SHSID in the past 5 consecutive years. This year, some students will go to top art colleges for further studies, such as University of the Arts London in the U.K., Pratt Institute, and Berklee College of Music in the U.S."

—College Counseling Office

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4. Every year, about 100 SHSID graduates choose to study at top universities in China, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Europe, Australia and other countries or regions. This year is no exception, and such applications are still in progress.

"At present, 4 admissions have been received from Tsinghua University in China; about 60 admissions have been received from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia in Canada; 52 admissions have been received from the University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; 5 admissions have been received from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology; 5 admissions have been received from the University of Tokyo, Keio University, Waseda University, and Sophia University in Japan; 3 admissions have been received from Sciences Po in France; and 3 admissions have been received from the University of Sydney in Australia."

—College Counseling Office

It is undeniable that admission to a prestigious university is exciting news, but when it comes to university applications, SHSID still insists that the right fit is more important than any ranking. On the journey of lifelong development, university admission is only a starting point. Whether one will truly be accomplished in the future and whether one can make contributions to society and all mankind will be determined by many factors, especially one's curiosity, passion, concentration, persistence, self-discipline and other qualities. The school sincerely hopes that no matter where our students go for further study, every one of them will hold on to his or her passion and love, maintain curiosity about the world and a thirst for knowledge, and above all, keep a kind and brave heart.

As the school year is coming to an end, it is important that all graduating students spare no effort to complete their studies and reach a successful end to high school life. Meanwhile, many university applications are still in progress; good luck to everyone! This year, the number of students taking IB, AP, and A-Level exams will reach a historic peak. We hope that all candidates, including our graduating students, can achieve the ideal results that they expect.

Finally, a message from the school to the Class of 2023: Hard work will lead to success; live up to your potential, and never let go of your ideals!

Shanghai High School International Division

April 2023


Below is an incomplete list of the college acceptances of the Class of 2023 as of April 4th, 2023. Please note that:

1) The colleges are listed alphabetically.

2) Some U.K. applications are still in progress. A few students who are applying to universities in other countries and regions such as Japan, South Korea, and Australia are still waiting for their application results.

3) The colleges with an asterisk (*) admitted more than one senior student.

4) The college acceptance results only include the application results of the Grade 12 graduates from Shanghai High School International Division in the current year.

5) More detailed college acceptances are displayed in the school system for internal reference only. A special reminder: college acceptance results of SHSID released by external media are not authorized and verified by SHSID and may not be accurate. For SHSID students and parents, please log onto Cialfo for accurate data.

SHSID Class of 2023 U.S. College Acceptance Results (As of April 4, 2023)

(Partial Listing)

伯克利音乐学院 Berklee College of Music*

波士顿大学 Boston University*

布兰迪斯大学 Brandeis University*

布朗大学 Brown University

卡内基梅隆大学 Carnegie Mellon University*

凯斯西储大学 Case Western Reserve University*

克莱蒙特·麦肯纳学院 Claremont Mckenna College

威康与玛丽学院 College of William & Mary

康奈尔大学 Cornell University

杜克大学 Duke University

爱默生学院 Emerson College*

埃默里大学 Emory University*

福特汉姆大学 Fordham University*

乔治亚理工学院 Georgia Institute of Technology*

格林内尔学院 Grinnell College

汉密尔顿学院 Hamilton College

印第安纳大学伯明顿分校Indiana University-Bloomington*

约翰斯-霍普金斯大学 Johns Hopkins University*

洛杉矶音乐学院 Los Angeles College of Music

马里兰艺术学院 Maryland Institute College of Art*

密歇根州立大学 Michigan State University*

明德学院 Middlebury College

纽约大学 New York University*

东北大学 Northeastern University*

俄亥俄州立大学 Ohio State University-Columbus*

宾夕法尼亚州立大学 Pennsylvania State University - University Park*

佩珀代因大学 Pepperdine University*

普瑞特艺术学院 Pratt Institute*

普林斯顿大学 Princeton University

普渡大学 Purdue University-West Lafayette*

伦斯勒理工学院 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

莱斯大学 Rice University*

萨凡纳艺术与设计学院 Savannah College of Art and Design*

芝加哥艺术学院 School of the Art Institute of Chicago*

斯坦福大学 Stanford University

斯沃斯莫尔学院 Swarthmore College*

雪城大学 Syracuse University*

帕森斯设计学院 The New School Parsons*

纽约视觉艺术学院 The School of Visual Arts*

塔夫茨大学 Tufts University*

杜兰大学 Tulane University

加州大学伯克利分校 University of California-Berkeley*

加州大学戴维斯分校 University of California-Davis*

加州大学尔湾分校 University of California-Irvine*

加州大学洛杉矶分校 University of California-Los Angeles*

加州大学河滨分校 University of California-Riverside*

加州大学圣地亚哥分校 University of California-San Diego*

加州大学圣塔巴巴拉分校 University of California-Santa Barbara*

加州大学圣克鲁兹分校 University of California-Santa Cruz*

芝加哥大学 University of Chicago

佛罗里达大学 University of Florida*

伊利诺伊斯大学香槟分校 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

马萨诸塞大学阿默斯特分校 University of Massachusetts-Amherst*

密歇根大学安娜堡校区 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

明尼苏达大学双城分校 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities*

宾夕法尼亚大学 University of Pennsylvania

罗彻斯特大学 University of Rochester*

南加州大学 University of Southern California*

得克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校 University of Texas-Austin

弗吉尼亚大学 University of Virginia

华盛顿大学 University of Washington*

威斯康星大学麦迪逊校区 University of Wisconsin-Madison*

韦尔斯利学院 Wellesley College*

卫斯理安学院 Wesleyan University

耶鲁大学 Yale University

Acceptance Results of Colleges in Other Countries & Regions (As of April 4, 2023)

(Partial Listing)

香港城市大学 City University of Hong Kong*

杜伦大学 Durham University*

香港理工大学 Hong Kong Polytechnic University

帝国理工大学 Imperial College London*

巴黎政治学院  Sciences Po*

庆应义塾大学 Keio University

伦敦国王学院 King's College London*

韩国科学技术院 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology*

拉夫堡大学 Loughborough University*

麦吉尔大学McGill University*

麦克马斯特大学 McMaster University*

西北大学(卡塔尔)Northwestern University in Qatar

女王大学 Queen's University*

立命馆大学 Ritsumeikan University

上智大学 Sophia University*

香港中文大学 The Chinese University of Hong Kong*

香港科技大学 The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology*

伦敦政治经济学院 The London School of Economics and Political Science*

爱丁堡大学 The University of Edinburgh*

曼彻斯特大学 The University of Manchester*

同济大学 Tongji University*

清华大学 Tsinghua University*

伦敦大学学院 University College London*

阿姆斯特丹大学 University of Amsterdam*

巴斯大学 University of Bath*

英属哥伦比亚大学 University of British Columbia*

剑桥大学 University of Cambridge*

香港大学 University of Hong Kong*

利兹大学 University of Leeds*

牛津大学 University of Oxford*

圣安德鲁斯大学 University of St. Andrews*

悉尼大学 University of Sydney*

伦敦艺术大学 University of the Arts London*

多伦多大学 University of Toronto*

华威大学 University of Warwick*

滑铁卢大学 University of Waterloo*

早稻田大学 Waseda University

东京大学 The University of Tokyo