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University Destinations

Nearly all Harrovians move on to university on completion of their A levels. Many boys progress directly to university, while others choose to have a gap year first.

The range of Harrovians' university destinations is becoming broader, both in terms of UK institutions and courses, and overseas applications arising from their increasingly global perspective. American universities, in particular, continue to feature prominently, with many boys attracted by the Liberal Arts model and the high quality and range of campus facilities on offer. European universities are also becoming increasingly popular, along with more distant destinations such as Hong Kong, Australia and Canada. No matter the country or the institution, what is certainly true is that Harrovians routinely progress into higher education that ranks among the best the world has to offer.

2020 Highlights

Harrovians in 2020 will take up places at:

  1. Seven of the world’s top ten universities (QS World University Rankings), including Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford and Harvard;
  2. 25 universities in the USA, including six of the eight Ivy League schools;
  3. Some of the UK’s most academically selective universities, including Imperial, Durham, LSE, and UCL.

Nearly one third of Harrovians will take up places ranked in the world’s top 20 institutions, including Imperial, UPenn, and Columbia. The most common university destinations in 2020 were Edinburgh (17) Exeter (14), UCL (12), Durham (11), Bristol (8) and Cambridge (7).