A Strong Showing for the Class of 2020 on Global University Acceptances

Oct. 9, 2020

ISNS is delighted to celebrate our grads and all they have achieved. These young men and women are going out into the world, representing the best of ISNS and truly embodying our ideals and values. Though their senior year didn't go quite as expected, the grads demonstrated excellent resiliency and determination in completing their studies online, maintained their trademark positivity, and are well prepared for the next steps in their educational journeys.

Mr. Brian Kelley, DP Coordinator, added, "The Class of 2020 is the third cohort at ISNS to successfully complete the Diploma Programme (DP), continuing ISNS' tradition of academic excellence. This year was unique, as DP students were tasked with completing their coursework online, during a global pandemic. Grade 12 students showed true grit and great character throughout a school year filled with unprecedented challenges that required novel solutions. Through self-determination, the Class of 2020 completed all requirements to successfully earn their diplomas and be admitted to top universities around the world. Using the skills that ISNS strives to develop in each of its students, the Class of 2020 braved an extraordinary situation, showing growth as students and individuals in the process.

The universities that these young women and men will attend have admitted undergraduates that embody what it means to be an ISNS Phoenix. They reinvented themselves during an arduous time and found a way to rise above this challenging situation. Thank you, Class of 2020, for being role models for generations of ISNS graduates to come. As a community, we could not be prouder of your accomplishments. As you embark on your next journey, you are prepared with the tools for success."

We are honored to share that the Class of 2020 has broadened our alumni network by choosing to study in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and New Zealand and have earned acceptance into over 20 of the top 100 schools worldwide and have received almost 3.4 Million RMB in scholarships. As the graduates continue on their paths, we wish them all the best in their studies and careers and look forward to seeing them again as ISNS Alumni.

Congratulations, Class of 2020, on your well-deserved successes!

Featured below is a list of universities and colleges to date, to which our students have been granted offers. The universities in italics indicate more than one student gaining admission. Please note, universities where students have been offered a scholarship are marked with an asterisk (*).

List of Global Universities


Acadia University

Carleton University*

Dalhousie University

McMaster University

Mount Allison University

Queen's University*

Simon Fraser University

St Francis Xavier*

Trent University

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of New Brunswick

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

Western University


University of Groningen

University of Twente

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The University of Hong Kong


University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Stirling*


American University

Adelphi University

Arizona State University*

Bard College

Baylor University*

Boston University

Bowling Green State University

Butler University

California College of the Arts*

Cardiff University

Case Western Reserve University

Colorado State University

Drexel University

Fordham University*

Lynn University*

Maryland Institute College of Art*

New York University

Parsons School of Design*

Pennsylvania State University

Pratt Institute*

Purdue University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago*

School of Visual Arts

Stevens Institute of Technology*

The Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

Tufts University

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Delaware

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Miami

University of South Carolina

Washington State University