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U. of New Hampshire to Accept Chinese Entrance Exam in Effort to Attract More Foreign Students

Nearly 10 million students took the Gaokao exam this year.

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The University of New Hampshire will become the first state university in the U.S. to accept the Gaokao — a standard Chinese entrance exam similar to the SAT — in an effort to attract more foreign students.

The BBC reports that nearly 10 million students took the nine-hour (!) exam last week.

During of the 2015-2016 school year, almost 330,000 Chinese students were studying in the U.S., the largest number of any foreign country, and that figure is thought be closer to 375,000 for the academic year that just ended.

Statistic: Number of college and university students from China in the United States between 2004/05 and 2015/16* | Statista

BBC Chinese Service Editor Howard Zhang wrote this about the Gaokao:

Gaokao literally means High Exam. It refers to the annual National Higher Education Entrance Exam in China, similar in format to the SAT in the United States.

Millions of Chinese high school seniors who sit through this highly competitive multi-subject exams each year see it as a life-defining moment.

Graduates who make it into top universities often end up in top companies and with good careers. Those who fail to enter university are often condemned to a life with little prospects.

There are already many universities in Canada, England and other countries who accept the results of the Gaokao. A percentage of Chinese students also pay to take a private, international exam that is accepted by many American colleges.

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