East London Sixth Formers Beat the Odds with Offers from Ultra-Selective Stanford and NYU

East London sixth formers Sarah Oyegoke and Judith Joseph have earned offers from the ultra-selective Stanford and NYU in the USA

Two outstanding students from Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) in London, Sarah Oyegoke and Judith Joseph, have recently beaten the odds to earn offers from two of America’s most prestigious universities – Stanford University and New York University (NYU). With highly competitive acceptance rates of just 3.68% and 13% respectively, gaining admission to these world-renowned institutions is a remarkable achievement.  

  • Exceptional Achievement at Elite American Universities: Two students from Newham Collegiate Sixth Form secure offers from prestigious American universities—Stanford and NYU—despite extremely low acceptance rates.
  • Holistic Education Triumphs at Newham Collegiate: The Sixth Form emphasises a well-rounded education, fostering students’ confidence to aim for top-tier universities globally, as seen with these remarkable offers.
  • Elite University Prep Program Equips Students: Newham Collegiate’s extensive preparation program equips students with essential tools, including tailored mentoring and practice interviews, enhancing their chances of success in the competitive US university admissions process.
  • Inspiring Success Stories: Scholarship Recipients Sarah and Judith: They share their incredible journeys, highlighting the financial and academic opportunities awaiting them at Stanford and NYU, showcasing the transformative power of education.

The Sixth Form’s Holistic Education

Newham Collegiate provides students with a broad education focused on developing well-rounded individuals ready to excel at university and in life. As scholarship recipient Sarah Oyegoke noted: 

“Being at The NCS gives you a different outlook on the world. Before joining The NCS I never would have thought that I’d be able to get into Stanford. But now I realise that if you have enough confidence and people supporting you, you can really do anything.”

Sarah and Judith on Their Offers (Video)

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The Elite University Preparation Programme  

To help students successfully navigate the highly competitive US university application process, Newham Collegiate offers an intensive preparation programme for elite universities. As Judith Joseph shared about the practice interview sessions:

“I had a practice interview with an alumnus from The NCS who went on to Harvard. Since the interviews are so much different from UK universities, it was really useful.”

By providing tailored 1-on-1 mentoring, test preparation, essay guidance, and interview practice, the programme equips students with the tools to excel.

Spotlight on Remarkable Offer Recipients

Sarah Oyegoke has been awarded Stanford University’s prestigious full scholarship, covering tuition and expenses over four years. She commented:

“$88,000 [a year] is a lot of money, and I never realized that someone could actually spend that much on wanting me to go to their university, which is amazing. It leaves me debt free after I graduate.”

At Stanford, Sarah will pursue her passion for law, focusing on immigration and intellectual property. 

Meanwhile, Judith Joseph has earned a coveted spot at NYU to study engineering. Both students impressed with their outstanding academic achievements and well-rounded involvement in extracurricular activities.

Offer Student Quotes

The extraordinary accomplishments of these East London state school students highlight the transformative power of education. With continued commitment to developing the whole person and providing exceptional guidance tailored to each student’s needs and goals, Newham Collegiate will continue propelling ambitious young scholars to achieve their biggest dreams.

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