University destinations

University destinations

We are proud of our excellent record of helping our students successfully apply for places at highly respected universities and colleges in the UK, North America and around the rest of the world.

2022 university destinations for our students

Rest of the World

The IB is held in high regard by universities both in the UK and internationally both for its rigour and the breadth of knowledge that students gain as a result of their studies. Southbank’s excellent IB Diploma results have ensured that our students have secured places at the world’s most prestigious universities.

Please see below the offers and destinations of past Southbank graduates.

Past university offers and destinations for Southbank graduates

Southbank 2017 graduates received the offers from the following institutions:

United Kingdom

* Members of the Russell Group

United States


Rest of the World


2016 Post-Southbank Plans

Universities in the UK: 75%
North America and Canada: 24%
Rest of the World: 0.5%
Gap year & Military service: 0.5%

The Class of 2016 graduates received offers from, or accepted places at, the institutions below:

United Kingdom

  • Cambridge University
  • Oxford University
  • UCL
  • King’s College London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University of Reading
  • University of Westminster
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Durham University
  • Exeter University
  • Bath University
  • Birmingham University
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • St George’s, University of London
  • The University of West London
  • SOAS
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • Ravensbourne University
  • Regent’s University London
  • City, University of London
  • Bangor University

North America

  • UC Berkeley
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • NYU
  • UCLA
  • Northwestern University
  • UC San Diego
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Wesleyen University
  • George Washington University
  • Bard College
  • Brandeis University
  • Colorado College
  • Lafayette College
  • Michigan State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of San Francisco


  • Maastricht University
  • Delft University of Technology
  • University Cattolica del Sacro Coure


In 2015, for the first time in our recent history, Harvard offered a place to a Southbank student. In addition, Georgetown University gave its first two offers ever to Southbank students.

Two highly deserving students accepted places at the Sciences Po – Columbia Dual Degree Programme, spending two years in France and two in New York City.

Other fine offers included Chicago, Georgia Tech, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Pomona, Tufts, Tulane, Vassar, and Wesleyan.

Six students were offered places at NYU, and a further six to Northeastern University in Boston.

In Canada, the University of Toronto, McGill, and the University of British Columbia all offered Southbank students’ places.

83% of students gained places at their first-choice university, including places gained at Russell Group universities including Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, UCL, Edinburgh, King’s, Exeter and Warwick.

The class of 2014 had Southbank’s best results to date, with more offers from the University of Chicago, Swarthmore College, Williams College, Colorado College, Wellesley College, and Bryn Mawr College.

In addition, two students were admitted to Columbia, three to Johns Hopkins, three to Middlebury College, two to Northwestern University, two to the University of Pennsylvania, one to Wesleyan University, two to Carnegie Mellon, two to the University of Virginia, and two to Tufts University.

There were also offers from many other selective colleges across the US, including two from Barnard College, two from the University of San Diego, four from Boston University, and others.

All five applicants to Canadian universities received their offers. These were from McGill, University of British Columbia, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Toronto.

92% of students gained places at their first-choice university, including places gained at Russell Group universities such as Cambridge, Edinburgh, UCL, King’s, Nottingham, Imperial, Manchester and Queen Mary.

Offers from top-tier US universities included several Southbank ‘firsts’: Yale, University of Virginia, and the highly selective Jerome Fisher School of Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as UCLA, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins and Carnegie Mellon.

Other excellent offers included McGill University in Canada, UC San Diego, Hamilton College, New York University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of Rochester.

82% of students gained places at their first-choice university, including places gained at Russell Group universities such as Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, King’s, Bristol, Edinburgh, York and Warwick.

Places were offered at Columbia University and Stanford University. Other students were admitted to Barnard College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Reed College, Tufts University and Vassar College.

There were six offers to Northeastern University, four to American University, two to George Washington University, and four to NYU, among others.

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