• University Recognition

    How do college admissions counselors feel about IB?

    “A transcript that reveals a student’s enrollment in International Baccalaureate courses serves notice to the admissions officer that the applicant is someone who accepts rather than avoids educational challenges. Further, a successful IB student will enroll at Michigan with some advantages over students who have taken less intensive programs...Unquestionably, a school that graduates each year a number of students with IB diplomas has demonstrated its commitment to high educational standards and that commitment will serve to influence admissions decisions at the University of Michigan.” - Joseph Gore, Admissions Counselor

    “One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated programme, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.” - Christoph Guttentag, director of undergraduate admission, Duke University

    “IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.”
    Marilyn McGrath Lewis, director of undergraduate admission, Harvard University

    “Send us prepared students a la IB. . . It is the ‘best’ high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission - Marilee Jones, former director of undergraduate admission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    “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.” - William Shain, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University

    University Recognition of the IB Diploma
    Universities have established their individual policies towards recognition of the IB Diploma. More about the recognition can be found here.

    University Credits
    The State of Florida does recognize university credit for IB courses. Find the state statute here.

    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%

    Scholarships earned
    Our students earned a total of $7.6 million in scholarship money last year!

    Universities our students have been accepted to
    Here are the universities where our students have been accepted to from 2018-2020:

    In State:
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Florida A&M Univ.
    Florida Atlantic University
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Florida International University
    Florida State University
    Lynn University
    Nova Southeastern
    Palm Beach Atlantic
    Stetson University
    University of Central Florida
    University of Florida
    University of Tampa
    University of Miami
    University of North Florida
    University of South Florida

    Huron University (Canada)
    IE University - Madrid (Spain)
    King’s College London (UK)
    Queens Mary University of London
    Royal Holloway, University of London
    Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
    University of Bristol (UK)
    University of Saint Andrews (Scotland)
    University of Western Ontario
    University of Waterloo (Canada)

    Out of State:
    Air Force Academy
    University of Alabama
    American University
    Baylor University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brigham Young University
    Brown University
    Univ of Cal. - Berkeley
    Univ of Cal - Los Angeles
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Univ of Colorado
    Colorado State University
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    Fordham University
    George Washington Univ
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Georgia
    Harvard University
    Hawai’i Pacific University
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Kansas
    University of Kentucky
    Louisiana State University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Michigan State University
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota
    University of Nebraska
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    University of Notre Dame
    Ohio State University
    Penn State University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Princeton University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Spelman College
    Stanford University
    Syracuse University
    University of Tennessee
    University of Texas
    Texas A&M University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    University of Chicago
    University of Southern California
    University of Wisconsin
    United States Military Academy
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University
    University of Virginia
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Yale University