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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, are featuring ever more 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.

2019 Highlights

Harrovians leaving the School in 2019 will take up places at:

  • Seven of the world’s top ten universities (QS World University Rankings), including Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford and Chicago;
  • 22 universities in the USA, including seven of the eight Ivy League schools;
  • Some of the UK’s most academically selective universities, including Imperial, Durham, LSE, and UCL.

Nearly a quarter of leavers will take up places ranked in the world’s top 20 institutions, including Yale, Imperial, Princeton, and Columbia. The most common university destinations in 2019 were Edinburgh (20), Exeter (20), Newcastle (14), Bristol (11), Durham (8) and Oxford (8).