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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.

Please note that these policies are under constant refinement by higher education. 

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 2015 

(Students earning the IB Diploma)


 Barnard College
 The University of Texas, Austin
 Bowdoin  College  Tufts University
 Brown University
 Tulane University
 Carleton College
 University of British Columbia
 Chapman College
 University of Calfornia, Berkeley
 Claremont McKenna College
 University of California, San Diego
 Colorado College
 University of California, Santa Cruz
 Dartmouth College
 University of Oregon
 Georgetown University
 University of Puget Sound
 Gonzaga University
 University of San Diego
 Harvard University
 University of Southern California 
 Loyola Marymount University
 University of Virginia
 McGill University 
 University of Washington
 New York University 
 University of Washington Honors College
 Northeastern University 
 University of Wisconsin
 Oregon State University 
 Vanderbilt University
 Pomona College
 Wellesley College 
 Quest University Canada 
 Wesleyan University 
 Robert D. Clark Honors College        
 Whitman College
 Seattle Pacific University
 Williams College
 Stanford University
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.