Why Colleges Select IB Graduates

“IB is well known to us as excellent preparation.  Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard.  We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.”

Marilyn McGraff Lewis
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Harvard University

“We have found these (IB) students to be excellent additions to the Notre Dame community.  Both in the classroom and in campus life, they have demonstrated their ability to be active leaders.”

Daniel J. Saracino
Assistant Provost for Enrollment
Notre Dame University

“One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality.  It is a coordinated program. . . well known and respected.  We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.”

Christoph Guttentag
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Duke University

Survey Says IB Diploma Increases Admission Rates at Top Colleges

According to a recent survey from the International Baccalaureate North America (IBNA), top universities continue to report that they accept students with IB diploma at a higher rate than other applicants.

 

 

AVERAGE % ACCEPTED FROM ALL STUDENTS WHO APPLY

% OF IB STUDENTS ACCEPTED

Washington University of St. Louis

23.5%

66.7%

Vanderbilt University

37.3%

73.1%

University of Chicago

41.6%

59.1%

Columbia University

12.0%

18.5%

Cornell University

28.5%

51.0%

Dartmouth University

20.7%

33.3%

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

49%

72.7%

Duke University

22.5%

38.7%

Emory University

42%

82.7%

Harvard University

11%

14.8%

Howard University

56.1%

95.2%

MIT

16.9%

26.2%

New York University

25.5%

51.8%

Stanford University

12.6%

18.3%

United States Air Force Academy

12.1%