Arcadia/Jiangsu University’s 2023 Cohort Boasts 100% Graduate School Admissions

By Emily Horowitz | April 13, 2023
A portrait of 12 students outside the castle, Arcadia's 2023 graduates of the Jiangsu University program

In the 11 years that Arcadia University has had a joint education program with China’s Jiangsu University, more than 96 percent of the program’s graduates have been admitted by top graduate schools. All 12 students of the Class of 2023 graduates have received admissions from the world’s top 70 universities.

Yujie Fan ’23 will continue her education this fall at Columbia University by pursuing a master’s degree in statistics. She selected Columbia “because of its good reputation, the level of teaching, and its location, which I was happy with.” 

“I’m so thankful for my time at Arcadia!” she added. “Even though I came in the second semester of my junior year, I met a lot of great professors and a lot of friendly peers. Arcadia gave me the opportunity to do research and attend conferences during the summer break.”

Yuping Luo ’23 will join Fan in that Columbia master’s program, noting not just the university’s prime location but also its “many opportunities for internships and jobs.” Luo was also admitted to graduate programs at the University of Washington and Boston University. 

She credits her time spent in and out of Arcadia’s classrooms with her success. “The professors gave me a lot of opportunities to do academic research. I also participated in some academic conferences and conducted academic exchanges, which have a certain guiding effect on my future study direction. In addition, the conversation partner provided by Arcadia University for international students like me is also very helpful, which has improved my English expression ability.”

Students in the joint program between Jiangsu and Arcadia typically complete two or three years at Jiangsu, then finish their degrees at Arcadia, earning bachelor’s degrees from both institutions.