For decades, the good and good of British society has been flowing to the sacred halls of Oxford, Cambridge and other universities of the Russell Group to continue their education.
But now more and more well-off students are opting to continue their studies on the pond Tatler magazine.
An informal study conducted by the publication in conjunction with the annual School Guide – a must-buy for any parent who wants to send their offspring to an elite institution – found that there was an & # 39; increase & # 39; was in applications at American universities.
& # 39; Almost all major public schools report a significant increase in both applications at American universities and students accepting places with them & # 39 ;, the Bible explained.
& # 39; The majority now being contacted have at least a quarter of the students enrolling in the US and / or Canada, while Brighton College has seen a 10 to 15-fold increase in the last four years. & # 39;
As with most areas of life, the beauties of society, royalty & descendants of celebrities are at the forefront when it comes to choosing an American university, attracting them by benefits such as more contact hours, greater course flexibility and great campuses.
Society Beauties Go Stateside: Lady Gabriella Windsor (left) graduated with a degree from Brown, while Lady Violet Manners (right) has started a course at UCLA
The best of the best: Lady Gabriella Windsor was educated at two British schools before she accepted a place on Brown, in the photo. The tuition rate at Brown is $ 57,112 (£ 46,200) per year
Sunny climate: Lady Violet Manners announced that she would spend a photo at the UCLA, pictured. The tuition fee for international students costs $ 45,999 (£ 37,000) per year
Of course, it also helps that they can afford the excessive compensation that many people cannot afford.
Lady Gabriella Windsor, the newly-married daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, has been educated at two esteemed British institutions – Queen & # 39; s Gate School in London and Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire – before accepting a place in Brown. She graduated in 2004 with a degree in comparative literature.
A series of famous descendants who have spent their time in both the US and the UK eventually chose the US for their studies.
Among them is Brooklyn Beckham, who enrolled at NYU before retiring after a year last summer.
More recently, Lady Violet Manners, daughter of the duke and duchess of Rutland, announced that she would study for a Business and Marketing qualification at UCLA.
Sharon Walpole, director of www.careermap.co.uk, noted that popularity is increasing and that various factors can make American universities more attractive to ambitious British students.
Change of plans: Another Brit who was seduced by the excitement of an American university was Brooklyn Beckham (left), who accepted a spot on NYU (right), but dropped out after a year.
Education costs: the difference between British and American tuition fees
Costs: universities in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland can charge £ 9,250 per year for tuition fees; for accelerated degrees & # 39; s (completed in less time) universities in England can charge up to £ 11,100.
This increases considerably if you are an international student.
UNIVERSITIES IN THE USA
Costs: the tuition fees for American colleges and universities vary enormously.
For example, Harvard charges nearly $ 60,000 a year (£ 42,000), while Yale charges $ 48,000 (£ 34,000).
However, tuition fees are considerably lower at smaller, non-Ivy League universities.
& # 39; Many young people understand that studying outside the UK is a unique experience. It gives the chance to see other parts of the world, make friends and really immerse yourself in a different culture, & she said.
& # 39; This is personally worthwhile, but it also looks great on a resume and impresses employers. It takes trust and independence to break the norm, especially to a country where culture and language can be completely different. & # 39;
The US is a large country with many regional differences. This means that students can look around to find a place that fits their personality
Sharon Walpole, director of www.careermap.co.uk
Not only that, but she said the US no longer feels as far away as it used to be, making it even more attractive for British students who are worried about leaving their country.
She continued: & # 39; Going to the US is not as far as it used to be; with the world smaller and life online, the distance and separation are not that great.
& # 39; The US is a large country with many regional differences. This means that students can look around to find a place that suits their personality, whether it is an Ivy League (such as Harvard or Yale), a small rural university or a near a beach in California. & # 39;
Undergraduate degrees at American universities are also usually structured in such a way that a student can take classes in a number of disciplines before choosing his major, leaving options open longer.
The main drawback is, not surprisingly, the costs, which can reach a stunning $ 60,000 (£ 48,500) per year for an Ivy League institution such as Harvard.
Leading the way: the high-performing Brighton College, pictured, reported that over the past four years it had seen a 10 to 15-fold increase in the number of students who applied for American universities
Although this remains much higher than the UK universities, the rise in UK rates makes them more competitive, especially if you consider housing costs and actual contact hours with teachers (some UK courses offer a Spartan six to nine hours) per week), & # 39; Notes Tatler.
Ms. Walpole also pointed out that many American universities also offer the possibility of saving costs through scholarships, scholarships and scholarships on a scale comparable to comparable UK offerings.
& # 39; The range is staggering and not limited to academic performance, & # 39; she explained. & # 39; Sport is a well-known area that can provide not only a free ride but also other benefits.
& # 39; For those looking for a postgraduate degree, international students can be offered work to compensate for tuition fees. This can be in the form of teaching students or doing research with a respected professor.
& # 39; This provides valuable professional and relevant work experience, as well as the degree itself. & # 39;
To meet this growth, leading public schools have focused their attention on strengthening the support offered to students with American applications who do not work on a centralized system such as UCAS.
Sevenoaks, Shrewsbury and Marlborough College have even gone so far as to become accredited SAT centers, allowing their students to take the exams – required for almost all US university applications – in-house.
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