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Jamie Beaton founded Crimson in 2013 after applying to 25 of the world’s best universities and being accepted to all of them. What began as Beaton’s desire to help his friends achieve similar college admissions success grew into a global education technology company with some of the best student admissions success rates in the world.
Born in 1995 in Auckland, New Zealand, Beaton attended King’s College Auckland for his secondary education and in 2013, after being accepted into to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Cambridge and more, he attended Harvard and began his undergraduate degree.
In 2016 Beaton graduated from Harvard Magna Cum Laude (majoring in Applied Mathematics-Economics with a minor in Global Health and Health Politics), completing his four-year degree in three. At 19, he was hired by Tiger Management as their youngest ever Data Analyst, where he worked under the supervision of Julian Robertson.
At 20, Beaton was accepted to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he completed his MBA in Education Technology in 2019 and became the youngest ever recipient of the program’s highly regarded Arjay Miller Award (top 10% of the class). Simultaneously, Beaton was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he is now completing a DPhil in Public Policy.
As Co-Founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Beaton helms a company dedicated to levelling the playing field in world-leading university admissions. The world’s most successful college admissions company, Crimson boasts an annual global student body of 2,000 students who are mentored and tutored by over 2,400 admissions experts who themselves have graduated from the best universities around the globe including all the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, MIT, Oxford and Cambridge.
Crimson students, who represent over 50 countries around the world, are now up to 4 times more likely to gain admission to an Ivy League university, Oxford or Cambridge than the average global applicant. Since Crimson’s founding, some 3,000 of its students have received offers from world-leading universities in the US and UK including all eight Ivy league universities, Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College London, LSE, King’s College London and many more.
In late 2019, Beaton launched Crimson Global Academy (CGA) - a global online high school offering classes in the IGCSE, A Levels and AP curricula. Since its launch the school has grown to employ 40 highly qualified teachers based in 10+ countries who teach over 300 students from 25 countries. CGA’s high-skill approach to online learning has already resulted in its students achieving a 93% average in their first A Level exams — a benchmark that speaks to both the calibre of CGA’s teachers and the dedication its students.
To learn more about Beaton and his personal journey, as well as his vision for Crimson and the future of the world leading university admissions landscape in general, you can read a letter from Beaton here.
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