College Views of IB
University of Rochester (a mid size private college, highly selective)
Rochester shares the values of IB. The International Baccalaureate program facilitates a broad and deep curricular exploration of the intersections between disciplines and gives students opportunities to demonstrate intrinsically motivated, self-directed learning through research. Students at Rochester stay engaged with their learning in the same way through our unique curricular structure.
-University of Rochester website
Kenyon College (one of the more selective liberal arts colleges in U.S.)
“We love IB. it provides rigor, writing, and integration of disciplines. TOK is such a valuable component as well.”
-Bev Morse, Associate Dean of Admissions
Macalester College (another demanding, selective, liberal arts college)
"Because of Macalester's long history of internationalism, we've been working with I.B. graduates long before the program even existed in the United States. Over those many years, we've found I.B. Diploma grads to be very well-prepared for the academic challenges that await them at highly selective colleges. They're motivated and their time-management skills are excellent. I think admissions officers at all highly selective colleges and universities recognize and appreciate the rigor of the program."
-Lorne Robinson, Dean of Admissions
University of Tulsa (a small to midsize private college in the upper range of selectivity)
“While there is a great advantage to the scholarship and credit opportunities that an IB Diploma can lead to at The University of Tulsa, we value the IB program for the quality of education that it provides to our future students. We appreciate the wide curriculum that the International Baccalaureate program presents to students, and the fact that students are required to study in areas that are, at times, out of their comfort zone. In students who have matriculated from International Baccalaureate programs, we have seen advanced writing and language skills, as well as enhanced study and time management practices. We know that the IB program requires a higher level of dedication and time commitment, and we see the return on that in the student's ability to transition more easily to the college environment, which requires a similar level of commitment in order to be successful from the start. In essence, we believe that students who have completed an IB program show maturity, balance, and academic ability that has prepared them incredibly well for the rigorous college setting, and for those reasons, we look upon IB students very highly in the admission and scholarship review process.”
-Deanna Smith, Admissions Counselor