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What can an IB education do for me?

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a series of videos by Stanford University about the IB program.  Videos include:

  • The value of an IB Education
  • How do colleges and universities view the IB program?
  • What distinguishes IB students in the university application process?

10 Reasons Why

The IB Diploma Programme is ideal preparation for university

  1. It increases academic opportunity - IB Diploma Programme students are 21% more likely to be admitted into 10 of the most prestigious universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Stanford.
  2. IB students care about more than just results - Colleges value students with meaningful experiences beyond the classroom such as Creativity, Action, and Service.
  3. It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner with strong writing skills.
  4. It’s a qualification recognized by universities around the world - The IB Diploma Programme is internationally benchmarked, allowing graduates to continue their studies anywhere in the world.
  5. Graduates are globally-minded - An international mindset is a key 21st century learning skill.  Second language learning - an IB requirement - has been linked to higher achievement in school and university.
  6. The IB encourages critical thinking - Inquisitiveness and interpretation are among the key cognitive properties of an IB education.
  7. DP students have proven time management skills - Research has found that IB students develop strong study habits and critical time management skills, key indicators of college readiness.
  8. It assesses more than examination techniques - IB never teachers to the test - exams are assessed with no grade inflation for more than 30 years.
  9. Subjects are not taught in isolation - Theory of Knowledge classes encourage students to make connections between subjects and gain the skills they need to be critical thinkers.
  10. It encourages breadth and depth of learning - IB students choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at different levels.
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