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Crimson-QS Best NZ Schools 2019

Crimson Education and QS World University Rankings have teamed up to determine the best schools for gaining entry to top-ranked universities.

Top 8 NZ Schools for 2019

For getting into top-ranked universities

1

St Cuthbert's College

2

ACG Parnell College

3

Macleans College

4

Diocesan School for Girls

5

Scots College

6

Auckland International College

7

Auckland Grammar School

8

Queen Margaret College

About The Rankings
Crimson Education in conjunction with QS World University Rankings
Why Are Crimson
In a first for New Zealand, QS World University Rankings and Crimson Education have partnered to present a review of secondary schools’ academic performance, extracurricular opportunities and equal access.
The Crimson-QS Best Schools in New Zealand for getting into top-ranked universities 2019 list has resulted in a mix of private and state schools as well as single-sex and co-education schools in the top 10.
The secondary school ranking list released by university admissions and mentoring company Crimson Education following its partnership with QS World University Rankings, draws on its experience in working with a global pool of top-performing students who year on year continue to secure admission to the world’s most competitive universities, including: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, Oxford, Cambridge

Academic performance

Diversity, equity & process
Extracurricular activities

Our Students' Success

The achievements and successes of Crimson students over the past four years

500+
Offers to the world’s best colleges
55
Offers to Oxford & Cambridge
184
Offers to Ivy League colleges
$45M
Worth of scholarships (USD)
Crimson-QS High School Rankings
Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Jamie Beaton
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Top 50 High Schools

NZ High School Ranking 2019 

    1. St Cuthbert's College
    2. ACG Parnell College
    3. Macleans College
    4. Diocesan School for Girls
    5. Scots College
    6. Auckland International College
    7. Auckland Grammar School
    8. Queen Margaret College
    9. Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
    10. St Margaret's College
    11. Kristin School
    12. Takapuna Grammar School
    13. Rangi Ruru Girls' School
    14. St Peter's College (Auckland)
    15. St Mary's College (Auckland)
    16. Pinehurst School
    17. Carmel College
    18. King's College
    19. Wellington College
    20. Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
    21. Rangitoto College
    22. Christ's College
    23. Westlake Boys' High School
    24. Lindisafarne College
    25. Epsom Girls' Grammar School
    26. St Andrew's College
    27. St Kentigern College
    28. Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
    29. Woodford House
    30. Wellington Girls' College
    31. St Oran's College
    32. Rosmini College
    33. Iona College
    34. Westlake Girls' High School
    35. Sacred Heart College (Auckland)
    36. Western Springs College
    37. Glendowie College
    38. KingsWay School
    39. Long Bay College
    40. Chilton Saint James School
    41. Selwyn College
    42. St Paul's Collegiate School
    43. St Peter's School (Cambridge)
    44. Wentworth College
    45. Hutt International Boys' School
    46. Mount Albert Grammar School
    47. ACG Strathallan
    48. Marist College
    49. Botany Downs Secondary College
    50. Hamilton Boys' High School

Student Success Stories

Hear how our students got there, find out more about their journey to success

Lucas C.
BROWN UNIVERSITY
CLASS OF 2023

"The application process for US universities is a long and detailed journey. Having trusted people throughout this period to guide me and clarify doubts not only helped me to improve on points I was not always aware of but it was also critical to keeping me focused in the right direction."

Allie B.
DUKE UNIVERSITY
CLASS OF 2023

“My Crimson team lifted my confidence during a hard Year 12. Crimson doesn’t tell you to apply exclusively to the Ivies. They craft a group of universities that are best for you. They told me I stood a good chance of getting into a school like Duke, so I felt like I had that support, that really was an amazing feeling.”

Chris Z.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
CLASS OF 2023

“My Crimson advisors not only knew everything about the process but really put in the time and encouraged me every step of the way. They listened to my ideas for essays, looked over them when they were done and helped me with reference decisions and university choices.”

Yi Chen W.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
CLASS OF 2022

“Crimson helped me in identifying my strengths and stringing them together cohesively on the application, particularly for activities and essays. It would have been much harder to do by myself because I wouldn’t have known how to choose the activities that would best sell my application.”

Willem E.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
CLASS OF 2023

“To be honest, initially I had no idea how to get the whole process started and Crimson were great when it came to helping me leverage my sporting and academic credentials and shaping a dialogue with the coaches.My advisors helped me stay organised and oversaw my application process.”

Maria O.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CLASS OF 2023

"Last year, I applied by myself and didn't have satisfactory results. This year, working with Crimson, I got help with all aspects of the application process. I grew as a candidate and as a person and I'm really happy with all the support I've had from Crimson."

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

Meet some of our brilliant mentors

Connect with the minds who made these dreams a reality. 

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Megan is one of Crimson’s most respected strategists, providing guidance to US-bound applicants based around the globe. She has a BA in History and African American Studies, and her certification in secondary education from Princeton. She also received a MA in education history from Columbia.
Megan S.
Princeton University & Columbia University
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Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. He’s responsible for leading the EMAA strategy team and delivering results to more than 200+ students working with Crimson.
Bob F.
University of Michigan
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Bea graduated from the University of Oxford with degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. While at university, she served as Vice-President of Oxford Women International, a society dedicated to the promotion of women’s rights worldwide.
Bea T.
University of Oxford
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