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Admission Officers' Opinions

“IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme 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 programme, one we are familiar with, and it prepares students well for a university like ours.”

Fred Hargadon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Princeton University


“Send us prepared students a la IB. . . It is the ‘best’ high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.”


Marilee Jones, Director of Undergraduate Admission,Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 “We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.”                                                                                      Christoph Guttentag, Director of Admissions, Duke University

 “The rigour of IB Diploma requirements meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible. ... In sum, the IB diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William & Mary admission committee.”      Allison Jesse, former Associate Dean of Admissions, William and Mary College



“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





Source: These quotes are from In Their Own Words: Quotes about IBO.