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TASIS Students Accepted to 164 Universities

With the help of a tremendous faculty and an exceptional College Counseling Office, the 109 students in TASIS The American School in Switzerland’s Class of 2020 were successful in gaining admission to 164 universities and colleges in 14 nations, with 66 offers extended by schools ranked in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education 2019–2020 World University Rankings.

The list of high-ranking institutions that accepted at least one TASIS student includes University of Cambridge (ranked #3), Imperial College London (#10), University College London (#15), University of California, Los Angeles (#17), University of Toronto (#18), University of Washington (#26), New York University (#29), University of Edinburgh (#30), University of California, San Diego (#31), University of British Columbia (#34), and King’s College London (#36).

In addition, the many talented artists in the Class of 2020 earned quite a few offers from renowned art schools around the world, including The New School, Parsons School of Design (both New York and Paris); Central St Martins - University of the Arts London; London College of Fashion - University of the Arts London; London College of Communication - University of the Arts London; Goldsmiths, University of London; and Savannah College of Art and Design.

In all, TASIS students were accepted to 96 schools in North America, 37 in the United Kingdom, and 31 from other nations around the world, including Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland. See a comprehensive list at the bottom of this post.

The TASIS Advantage

The three counselors who lead the TASIS College Counseling Office—Director of University and College Counseling Greg Birk, UK College Counselor and IB Coordinator Howard Stickley, and College Counselor Carroll Birk—combine for more than 100 years of experience in education, and through the years they've built countless relationships with college admissions officers around the world. When these admissions officers are asked how they regard candidates from TASIS, a common theme emerges time and again: they hold the School's mission and internationalism in high regard.

With a student body comprising nearly 60 nationalities, an extensive Academic Travel Program, a pioneering Global Service Program, and a mission to instill the values of personal responsibility, civility, compassion, justice, and truth, TASIS produces well-balanced students who are cultured, intrepid, and socially conscious. This built-in advantage, combined with a rigorous academic program that allows students to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma or take a wide range of Advanced Placement courses, is the bedrock from which TASIS students pursue their post-secondary goals.

Motivated students build upon this foundation by demonstrating an impressive commitment to a combination of visual and performing arts, athletics, local and global service, and leadership positions on and off campus. They take advantage of the opportunities provided by a school that does not forget its Founder's simple but timeless advice: "Fill all their waking hours with commitment to study, sports, the arts, and responsibility to others. Instruct—stretch them in all areas."

To learn more about how TASIS has built up a strong reputation with excellent universities in recent years, how the spirit of multilingualism present on campus works to the advantage of TASIS students when they apply to university, and how even underperforming graduates tend to find success at university, listen to this podcast featuring Mr. Stickley and two other TASIS legends. (The conversation turns to these subjects beginning at the 29:07 mark.)

Universities Offering Admission to Students in the Class of 2020

North America
Abilene Christian University Rollins College
American University Rutgers University
Babson College San Diego State University
Bard College Santa Barbara City College
Bentley University Savannah College of Art and Design
Boston College School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Boston University Seattle University
Brandeis University Siena College
Bryant University Skidmore College
California College of the Arts Southern Methodist University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Stetson University
Chapman University Stonehill College
Colorado State University Suffolk University
Dalhousie University Syracuse University
DePaul University Temple University
Drexel University Texas State University
Elon University Texas Tech University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach University of Alabama
Emerson College University of Arizona
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles University of British Columbia
Florida Institute of Technology University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Florida International University University of California, Davis
Fordham University University of California, Los Angeles
George Mason University University of California, San Diego
The George Washington University University of California, Santa Barbara
Hawai’i Pacific University University of Cincinnati
James Madison University University of Colorado
Johnson & Wales University, Providence University of Connecticut
Kennesaw State University University of Delaware
La Salle University University of Houston
LIM College Laboratory Institute of Merchandising University of Illinois
Loyola University, Chicago University of Illinois, Chicago
Lynn University University of Miami
Maryland Institute College of Art University of North Carolina, Wilmington
McGill University University of Pittsburgh
Miami University University of Rochester
The New School, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts University of San Francisco
The New School, Parsons School of Design University of South Florida
New York University University of Southern California
North Carolina State University University of Tampa
Northeastern University University of Texas, San Antonio
Otis College of Art and Design University of Toronto
Oxford College of Emory University University of Washington
Pace University University of Wisconsin
Pennsylvania State University University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Pepperdine University Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Pratt Institute Weber State University
Purdue University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
United Kingdom
Arts University Bournemouth Royal Holloway, University of London
Cardiff University SOAS, University of London
Central St Martins - University of the Arts London University College London (UCL)
City, University of London University for the Creative Arts
City and Guilds University University of Bath
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London University of Birmingham
Coventry University (London) University of Cambridge
Durham University University of Edinburgh
Goldsmiths, University of London University of Exeter
Imperial College London University of Greenwich
King's College London University of Kent
Kingston University University of Leeds
Leeds Beckett University University of Liverpool
London College of Fashion - University of the Arts London University of Manchester
London College of Communication - University of the Arts London University of St Andrews
Loughborough University University of Sussex
Manchester Metropolitan  University of Westminster
Newcastle University University of York
Queen Mary, University of London
Business and Hotel Management School Glion Institute of Higher Education
École Hôtelière de Lausanne International Management Institute Switzerland
EU Business School Geneva International University in Geneva
Franklin University Switzerland Les Roches International School of Management
Geneva Business School Webster University
Other Nations
The American University of Paris (France) Istituto Marangoni (Italy)
The American University of Rome (Italy) MODUL University (Austria)
Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands) Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Russia)
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) The New School, Parsons School of Design (France)
CEU San Pablo University (Spain) Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
Danish Technical University (Denmark) Saint Louis University (Spain)
Duke Kunshan University (China) Università Bocconi (Italy)
ESADE, Ramon Llull University (Spain) University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
ESRA International Film School (France) University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (The Netherlands)
IE University (Spain) University of New South Wales (Australia)
International Fashion Academy (France)

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