Universities’ Recognition of IB Diploma

The IB Diploma is widely recognized and respected among prominent universities around the world.

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Harvard University | Marilyn McGrath Lewis Harvard University | Marilyn McGrath Lewis Director of Undergraduate Admission

"The IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program in the transcript."

Duke University | Christoph Guttentag Duke University | Christoph Guttentag Director of Undergraduate Admission

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

Vanderbilt University | William Shain Vanderbilt University | William Shain Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

"I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate. It is a thoughtful and genuinely intellectual curriculum with an unusually high degree of integrity and connectedness. There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning."

College of William and Mary | Allison Jesse College of William and Mary | Allison Jesse Former Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

"The rigor of the IB Diploma requirement meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible…In sum, the IB diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William and Mary admission committee."

Connecticut College | Martha Merrill Connecticut College | Martha Merrill Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

"Connecticut College highly values the IB program as it prepares students for the liberal arts in ways that few secondary school curriculums can. The TOK class’s interdisciplinary approach is a prime example of the kind of work students will be expected to do on most college campuses today. In addition, colleges and American universities highly value community service, another important component of the IB curriculum. Students who have graduated from schools with the IB curriculum are extremely well prepared when they arrive on our campus."

Bath University | Andy Howman Bath University | Andy Howman Head of International Office

"The IB diploma program is such good preparation for college. We know it’s the most rigorous program you can take."

London School of Economics | Hrilina Lock London School of Economics | Hrilina Lock Undergraduate Admissions Manager

"Diploma Programme students are well-rounded, multifaceted, multiskilled and have studied in depth. They have good time-management skills. They score higher than students in other national systems, and the IB score is worldwide the same measure."

University of Hong Kong | Professor John A. Spinks University of Hong Kong | Professor John A. Spinks Senior Advisor To The Vice-Chancellor

"We very much value the learning that IB students have had through their Diploma Programme. I have personally seen, over the years that I have been in charge of admissions at HKU, that they do not just have an understanding of their subject areas, but, much more importantly, typically show levels of communication, thinking skills and all-around knowledge that equip them very well for tertiary education and beyond."

University of British Columbia | Martha Piper University of British Columbia | Martha Piper Former President

"IB students are terrific learners. They’re inquisitive and don’t just question what they’re learning, but why."

Source: www.ibo.org