They are: Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University.
Already this year eight US universities have been in Sydney to speak to students and parents about the opportunities for undergraduate study.
US Consulate General Public Affairs Officer David McGuire said “Over 4000 Australian are currently studying undergraduate degrees in America.”
“High achieving HSC students are sought after by our universities. They have a great academic grounding, and have proven that they can excel in your internationally regarded credential,” Mr McGuire said.
HSC students wanting to find out more are encouraged to attend one of the special information sessions on the 2nd, 3rd and 8th of September.
The universities will also meet with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards to discuss the internationally regarded NSW Higher School certificate.
BOSTES President Mr Alegounarias said “Every year HSC students gain entry into leading universities in the UK and the US. Having done very well in the HSC they are well prepared for their tertiary studies – here or overseas.”
Famous alumni from these six leading universities include:
Barack Obama – US President
Maggie Gyllenhaal – actor
Vampire Weekend – rock band
Warren Buffet – investor
Richard Nixon – former US President
Melinda Gates – businesswoman, philanthropist
Kyrie Irving – NBA player
Tim Cook – CEO, Apple
Bill Clinton – former US President
Bradley Cooper – actor
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo – former President of The Philippines
Hugo Llorens – US Consul General, Sydney
Stephen Colbert – TV host
Ginny Rometty – CEO, IBM
Will Butler – guitarist for Arcare Fire
George RR Martin – author, Game of Thrones
University of Pennsylvania
Steve Jobs – founder, Apple
Noam Chomsky – philosopher
Candice Bergen – actor
Michelle Obama – lawyer, First Lady
Woodrow Wilson – 28th President of the US
Alan Turing – father of the computer
Meg Whitman – Chief Executive, Hewlett-Packard
Coming to Sydney in September – Six Leading US Universities