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How will the Diploma Program impact my high school experience? Will participating in the IB Diploma Program help me get into college? How well will the Diploma Program prepare me for college? What does research tell us about the IB Diploma Program?
What Colleges Want to Know! Gone beyond the ordinary Improved the class or activity Made a difference Developed at Rowland High School Not all students have the same levels of ambition, curiosity, focus, creativity, or ability. Contributed to the class and/or school How has the student.................................?
A 2009 study compared the academic, emotional and social engagement of IB students against non-IB students in eight IB high schools. It also compared IB students to non-IB students in a national sample. “Across each of the domains of student engagement, IB students rated their levels of engagement more highly than non‐IB students. This held true for both the targeted sample of eight schools, as well as the national sample.” On all measures IB students were more engaged in school than non-IB students. IB students are more engaged in high school
The DP curriculum prepares students for college A 2009 study looked at the standards for seven Diploma Programme courses and compared them to a set of standards for college- readiness. Researchers found: a high degree of alignment with college readiness standards in all subject areas many individual IB standards were more advanced than those required for success in entry-level college courses IB standards address key cognitive strategies (critical thinking, intellectual inquisitiveness and interpretation skills) that have been identified by college instructors as necessary for college success.
UniversityApplicantsAccepted Enrolled (projected) Overall Admit Rate Berkeley67691141015979 20.83% Davis55895219985404 39.36% Irvine60687249685843 39.36% UCLA80494161775967 20.10% Merced1497498201897 65.58% Riverside33815185024788 54.72% San Diego67407247825634 36.76% Santa Barbara62416242484917 38.85% Santa Cruz38515187033719 48.56% UC Acceptance Rates 2013 Berkeley average unweighted GPA of 3.90 average weighted GPA of 4.37 average SAT score of 2077
IB prepares students for college success “IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credential of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Harvard University, USA “The IB is a first-rate program, one we are familiar with, and it prepares students well for a university like ours.” Fred Hargadon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Princeton University
Colleges seek IB students “We're looking for students who are engagers—students who are maximizing opportunities in the classroom, maximizing opportunities outside of the classroom. What's very unique about IB is that through its curriculum it allows students to be able to satisfy the requirements of the types of students that we're looking for.” Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost and Director of Admissions, UT Austin
Ivy League Colleges Overall Acceptance Rate Regular Decision Acc ept. Rate Regular Decision Apps Accepted Regular Decision Apps Received Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate % of Class Filled by Early Apps Early Decision / Action Apps Rcvd Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted Expected Number of Students to Enroll Total Apps Received Total Apps Accepted Brown9.2%8.1%2,09125,90918.5%36.8%3,0105581,51528,9192,649 Columbia6.9%5.6%1,71030,40519.2%43.2%3,1266011,39033,5312,311 Cornell15.2%13.5%4,82535,81329.5%38.9%4,1931,2373,18240,0066,062 Dartmouth10.0%8.6%1,78820,84229.4%41.4%1,5744641,12022,4162,252 Harvard5.8%3.8%1,13430,16718.4%n/a*4,8568951,66035,0232,029 Penn12.1%9.8%2,58926,46824.9%49.4%4,8121,1962,42031,2803,785 Princeton7.3%5.4%1,23422,68818.3%n/a*3,8106971,29026,4981,931 Yale6.7%5.3%1,34225,09014.4%n/a*4,5206491,35029,6101,991 Class of 2017 Ivy League Admissions Statistics
Early Admissions Applicants Early Admissions Accepted Early Admit Rate Anticipated Size of Freshman Class % of class filled by early admissions Harvard485689518.43%166553.75% Princeton381069718.29%129054.03% Stanford610372511.90%176341.12% Yale452064914.30%135647.86% Early Admission Acceptance Rates Selective Colleges 2013
IB students more likely to attend selective colleges In a 2012 study of diverse alumni from IB programmes in Chicago public schools, researchers from the University of Chicago found that, compared to a matched sample, DP students are more likely to: enroll in college attend a more selective college stay enrolled in college. This study suggests that IB students are not only going to better colleges in greater numbers but are performing better once there.
IB students more likely to succeed in college A 2010 study that looked at performance on IB exams and college GPA of over 1500 IB students enrolled in the University of California system found: IB students earned higher GPAs and graduated at higher rates than a matched comparison group. This held across all family income levels performance in the Diploma Programme was the strongest predictor of college GPA.
IB students graduate from college at higher rates The 2011 study of IB students’ experiences after high school found that IB students graduated from college at higher rates, with 81% of IB students graduating within 6 years of enrolling full-time at a 4-year institution, compared to the national average of 57%.
People do like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. Helen Keller Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right. Henry Ford The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. Oscar Wilde quotes