Thirteen graduating students of International School Manila (ISM) will be enrolling in some of the world’s finest universities, including seven of the eight Ivy League schools—Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University—as well as Stanford University and University of Oxford.
The acceptance rates for Stanford and Harvard this year are the lowest they have ever been, at 4.29 and 4.6 percent, respectively. From the 47,450 students who applied to Stanford, only 2,040 students were accepted. Harvard accepted only 1,962 students out of 42,749 applications.
ISM scholar Ma. Janel Consuelo Morales Perez will attend Dartmouth College. She was awarded the prestigious King’s Scholarship and will receive 100-percent funding for tuition, accommodation and travel, as well as specific mentoring and leadership training.
Other graduating ISM students will study at other exceptional colleges, like Boston College, University of Chicago, Haverford College, New York University, UC Berkeley and Vanderbilt University in the US; Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of St. Andrews, University College London and University of Durham in the UK; McGill University, University of Toronto, and University of British Columbia in Canada.
ISM’s Class of 2018 won acceptances to more than 200 universities, and their journeys in September will take them to 27 states in the US; across the UK; the East and West Coasts of Canada; and to half a dozen other countries.