Congratulations to Florence M on receiving an unconditional offer from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, to study Business. She has also received offers from other prestigious overseas universities, such as McGill, Western, and Concordia in Quebec.
Notre Dame is ranked in the top 20 US colleges and is known for its selectivity. Out of 11,500 applications in the early round, Florence secured one of the 1,742 available places, making Notre Dame more selective than Oxford and Cambridge. Additionally, Notre Dame only accepts around 8% of international students in their freshman class.
Florence, who is studying A Levels in chemistry, maths and drama, will be well recognised for roles in productions of Boudica and Les Misérables. But she said it was the research she did for her EPQ project on the perfume industry that has really sparked her interest in studying Business at university.
Florence already has some experience of Canada through her brother and said, “I decided in the Lower Sixth I wanted to apply to international universities, and I can’t wait to get out there, meet some amazing people, and also, of course, enjoy the snow.”
Mrs Jupp, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and International Universities Advisor, who worked with Florence over the Autumn Term, expressed her admiration for Florence’s achievements, saying, “By the end of the application cycle, Notre Dame is expected to receive over 28,000 applications, making Florence’s unconditional offer even more impressive.”
We wholeheartedly congratulate Florence on her accomplishments, and although it might be a little early for her to decide precisely which offer she will take up, we look forward to hearing all about her plans across the pond.