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College Matriculation

Small class sizes and personalized, international curriculum prepare our students for some of the best colleges and universities in the United States and around the world.

At British International School of Chicago, South Loop, 100% of our graduates go on to attend college. Our students’ acceptances range from liberal arts colleges and large universities in the United States to prestigious universities in the UK, Europe and Canada. The following list represents our college acceptances from 2013-2020.

U.S. Acceptances

Albright College (Pennsylvania)
American University (District of Columbia)
Arizona State University (Arizona)
Babson College (Massachusetts)
Ball State University (Indiana)
Baylor University (Texas)
Belmont University (Tennessee)
Beloit College (Wisconsin)
Bennington College (Vermont)
Binghamton University (New York)
Biola University (California)
Boston University (Massachusetts)
Bradley University (Illinois)
Brown University (Rhode Island)
Butler University (Indiana)
California Institute of Technology (California)
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (California)
Case Western Reserve University (Ohio)
Clemson University (South Carolina)
College for Creative Studies (Michigan)
College of Charleston (South Carolina)
College of William and Mary (Virginia)
Colorado State University (Colorado)
Columbia College - Chicago (Illinois)
Columbia University (New York)
Cornell University (New York)
Denison University (Ohio)
DePaul University (Illinois)
DePauw University (Indiana)
Drake University (Iowa)
Drexel University (Pennsylvania)
Eckerd College (Florida)
Elon University (North Carolina)
Emerson College (Massachusetts)
Emory University (Georgia)
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (California)
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (California)
Fisk University (Tennessee)
Fordham University (New York)
Franklin & Marshall College (Pennsylvania)
George Washington University (D.C.)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia)
Hampton University (Virginia)
Hofstra University (New York)
Howard University (Washington D.C)
Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois)
Illinois State University (Illinois)
Indiana University (Indiana)
Ithaca College (New York)
James Madison University (Virginia)
Lake Forest College (Illinois)
Lawrence University (Wisconsin)
Lewis and Clark College (Portland)
Louisiana State University (Louisiana)
Loyola Marymount University (Louisiana)
Loyola University Chicago (Illinois)
Loyola University Maryland (Maryland)
Marquette University (Wisconsin)
Miami University (Ohio)
Michigan State University (Michigan)
Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri) 
Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts)
Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania)
New York University (New York)
Northeastern University (Massachusetts)
Northern University Illinois (Illinois)
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Oberlin College (Ohio)
Occidental College (California)
Ohio State University (Ohio)
Ohio University (Ohio)
Ohio Wesleyan University (Ohio)
Pace University (New York)
Penn State University (Pennsylvania)
Point Park University (Pennsylvania)
Pratt University (New York)
Princeton University (New Jersey)
Providence College (Rhode Island)
Purdue University (Indiana)
Reed College (Oregon)
Rhodes College (Tennessee)
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rollins College (Florida)
Roosevelt University (Illinois)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Indiana)
Rutgers University (New Jersey)
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University (California)
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia)
Scripps College (California)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Illinois)
Seattle University (Washington)
Skidmore University (New York)
Southern California Institute of Architecture (California)
Southern Illinois University (Illinois)
Spelman College (Georgia)
St. John's University (New York)
St. Xavier University (Illinois)
Suffolk University (Massachusetts)
SUNY Albany (New York)
SUNY Plattsburgh (New York)
Syracuse University (New York)
Temple University (Pennsylvania)
The New School - Parsons School of Design
Trinity Christian College (Illinois)
Tulane University (Louisiana)
United States Naval Academy (Maryland)
University of Akron (Ohio)
University of Arizona (Arizona)
University of California - Berkeley (California)
University of California – Davis
University of California – Los Angeles (California)
University of California – San Diego (California)
University of California - Santa Barbara (California)
University of California – Santa Cruz (California)
University of California-Irvine (California)
University of Chicago (Illinois)
University of Colorado – Boulder (Colorado)
University of Connecticut (Connecticut)
University of Dayton
University of Denver (Colorado)
University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan)
University of Hartford (Connecticut)
University of Houston (Texas)University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (Illinois)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Illinois)
University of Iowa (Iowa)
University of Kansas (Kansas)
University of Kentucky (Kentucky)
University of Massachusetts (Massachusetts)
University of Miami (Florida)
University of Michigan (Michigan)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Minnesota)
University of Mississippi (Mississippi)
University of Missouri (Missouri)
University of North Carolina (North Carolina)
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma)
University of Oregon (Oregon)
University of Puget Sound (Washington)
University of San Diego (California)
University of San Francisco (California)
University of Southern California (California)
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
University of Tampa (Florida)
University of Texas at Austin (Texas)
University of Vermont (Vermont)
University of Washington – Seattle (Washington)
University of Wisconsin – Madison (Wisconsin)
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Wisconsin)
Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia)
Warren Wilson College (North Carolina)
Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri)
Wayne State University (Michigan)
Wentworth Institute of Technology (Massachusetts)
Wesleyan University (Illinois)
Western Illinois University (Illinois)
Williams College
Wofford College (South Carolina)
Xavier University (Ohio)

UK/European/Canadian Acceptances

Architectural Association School of Architecture (UK)
Aston University (UK)
Birmingham City University (UK)
Brunel University London (UK)
Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
Bishop's University (Canada)
City University of London (UK)
Cesar Ritz (Europe)
Cardiff University (UK)
Coventry University (UK)
Dalhousie University (Canada)
Durham University (UK)
East Anglia University (UK)
École hôtelière de Lausanne (Europe)
Glasgow School of Art (UK)
Glion Institute of Higher Education (Europe)
Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Hotel School the Hague (The Netherlands)
Imperial College of London (UK)
John Cabot University (Europe)
Leeds College of Art (UK)
Leiden University – The Hague (The Netherlands)
Les Roches of Spain (Europe)
Les Roches of Switzerland (Europe)
Loughborough University (UK)
Lunds University of Technology (Sweden)
Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Met Film School - London (UK)
Middlesex University (UK)
McGill University (Canada)
Newcastle University (UK)
Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Oxford Brookes University (UK)
Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Queens University Belfast (UK)
Royal Holloway University of London (UK)
The American University of Paris (Europe)
The Glasgow School of Art (UK)
Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Swansea University (UK)
University College London (UK)
University College Roosevelt (The Netherlands)
University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins (UK)
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
University of Bath (UK)
University of Birmingham (UK)
University of Bournemouth (UK)
University of Brighton (UK)
University of Bristol (UK)
University of British Columbia (Canada)
University of Chester (UK)
University of East Anglia (UK)
University of Edinburgh (UK)
University of Exeter (UK)
University of Glasgow (UK)
University of Hertfordshire (UK)
University of Kent (UK)
University of Leeds (UK)
University of Liverpool (UK)
University of London Institute in Paris (Europe)
University of Manchester (UK)
University of Nottingham (UK)
University of Oxford (UK)
University of Reading (UK)
University of Roehampton (UK)
University of Sheffield (UK)
University of Southampton (UK)
University of South Wales (UK)
University of St. Andrews (UK)
University of Surrey (UK)
University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins (UK)
University of Warwick (UK)
University of Western Ontario (Canada)
University of Westminster (UK)
University of York (UK)
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Wilifrid Laurier University (Canada)
York St. John University (UK)