Connect with us

Academics

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.

Published

on

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.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

We dropped two mixtapes in six months. And we take the news very seriously.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Academics1 day ago

38 North Carolina Colleges are Waiving Their Application Fees

North Carolina doesn't sound half bad.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
2018 Midterms1 day ago

Barack Obama Urges Young Americans to Head to the Polls This November

There's no good excuse not to vote.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Business3 days ago

Microsoft Co-Founder and Seattle Area Sports Owner Paul Allen Dead at 65 From Cancer

The technology giant passed away after his cancer returned.

by , The Catholic American University
In the Hot Seat3 days ago

Judge Tosses Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

This dismissal may not be the end, according to Daniels' attorney.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent
2018 Midterms1 week ago

Bernie Sanders Literally Saved Someone from a Possible Car Accident in Washington, D.C.

Bernie Sanders helps a young musician and law student from a possible car accident.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 weeks ago

Analysis: the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing

The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing was in full force with a tearful testimony from both parties.

by , Mercy College
Free Speech2 weeks ago

Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski Amongst Many Arrested at Capitol Hill ‘No Kavanaugh’ Protest

The final vote on Kavanaugh could come as early as this weekend, and these women are not backing down.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent
National News2 weeks ago

Confusion At Skatepark Leads to Arrests

Distrust with Law Enforcement creates a worse situation

by , Fisher College

Top Reads