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University Recognition

University Recognition of the IB Diploma

Universities have established their individual policies towards recognition of the IB Diploma.  Recognition policies of US Universities are available in a searchable database here: http://www.ibo.org/country/US/

Please note that these policies are under constant refinement by higher education and these summaries may not be current.  Please check the colleges and universities directly.

University Acceptance Rates: The Impact of IB

  All Applicants All IB Applicants IB Diploma Applicants IB Certificate Applicants
Brown University 17% 20.8% 21.6% 14.3%
Carlton College 34.9% 84.8% 88.6% 72.7%
Colorado College 51% 92.7% 94.9% 50%
Columbia University 12% 18.3% 18.5% 16.7%
Cornell University 28.5% 49.1% 51.0% 36.4%
Dartmouth College 20.7% 35.1% 33.3% 50.0%
Duke University 22.5% 36.0% 38.7% 15.4%
Emory University 42% 82.1% 82.7% 75%
Harvard University 11% 14.4% 14.8% 11.5%
Howard University 56.1% 93.3% 95.2% 88.9%
Johns Hopkins University 35% 66.3% 68.8% 44.4%
Macalester College 44% 78.0% 72.7% 100%
MIT 16.9% 25.2% 26.2% 11.1%
Mount Holyoke College 51.7% 96% 95% 100%
New York University 25.5% 50.5% 51.8% 45.7%
Princeton University 11.0% 13.1% 13.8% 6.7%
Stanford University 12.6% 16.9% 18.3% 8.3%
Tufts University 26.6% 49.4% 52.6% 14.3%
US Air Force Academy 12.1% 61.5% 68.4% 42.9%
US Naval Academy 11.7% 42.9% 45.0% 0%
Univ of Cal- Berkeley 24% 47.6% 53% 33.1%
Univ of Cal- UCLA 24% 40.7% 47.1% 27.3%
Univ of Cal- San Diego 48% 58.6% 62.7% 51.1%
University of Chicago 41.6% 60.2% 59.1% 80%
Univ. of Colorado Boulder 80% 97.6% 97.9% 95.8%
Univ of Michigan 49% 73.4% 72.7% 74.1%
Univ of Pennsylvania 21% 26.6% 24.7% 42.1%
Univ. of Southern Cal. 30.3% 70.8% 72.2% 68.0%
Univ. of Virginia 38.1% 63.3% 70.3% 47.3%
Vanderbilt University 37.3% 70.3% 73.1% 58.3%
Villanova University 14.5% 88.5% 9.5% 85.7%
Washington University 23.5% 68.5% 66.7% 80.0%
Wellesley College 47% 71.4% 83.3% 0%
Wesleyan University 28% 54.8% 53.6% 66.7%
Yale University 13% 19.5% 18.9% 25%

Colleges Attended

COLLEGES ATTENDED BY

 THE IB CLASS OF 2014  

(Students earning the IB Diploma)


 Bates College  Santa Barbara City College
 Bowdoin  College  Sarah Lawrence College
 Brigham Young University  Smith College
 California Polytechnic State University  Stanford University 
 Carleton College  Tufts University
 Carnegie Mellon University  University of Alabama
 Colgate University  University of Arizona
 College of Charleston  University of British Columbia
 Dartmouth College  University of California, Davis
 Georgetown University  University of California, Los Angeles
 Hamilton College - NY  University of Michigan
 Harvard University  University of Oklahoma
 Harvey Mudd  University of Oregon
 Lawrence University  University of Oregon, Clark Honors College
 Macalester College  University of Pennsylvania
 Middlebury College  University of Puget Sound
 New York University  University of San Diego
 Northeastern University  University of Southern California
 Oberlin College  University of Virginia
 Occidental College  University of Washington
 Oregon State University  Washington University in St. Louis
 Portland State University  Whitman College
 Queen's University  Yale University
 Rhode Island School of Design

Key Findings

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Global Research Department collaborates with universities and independent research organizations worldwide to produce rigorous studies examining the impact and outcomes of IB programs.  Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:  standards alignment, program implementation, the learner profile and student performance.  In addition, many researchers - independent of the IB - produce quality studies on the effects of IB programs.

Key Findings summary.