Here are some interesting facts gleaned from the 2012 survey:
;The average acceptance rate of IB students into university/
college is 22 percentage points higher than the average acceptance rate of the total population.
;The acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League institutions (Princeton, Yale, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania) is between
3 and 13 percentage points higher compared to the total
population acceptance rate. (Harvard – 3% higher, Brown
– 9% higher, Cornell – 13% higher)
;The acceptance rates of IB students were significantly
higher for some of these other highly selective institutions
in the United States:
;New York University – IB student admit rate
27% higher than the general population
;University of Michigan – IB student admit rate
;Boston University – 12% higher
;Stanford – 8% higher
;UC Berkeley – 32% higher
;UCLA – 25% higher
;University of Virginia – 32% higher
;University of North Carolina – 31% higher
If you are interested in the entire survey, please go to:
It is great news to see that both of our diploma programs
are highly valued by top colleges and universities in the
United States and around the world!
College Counseling Activities
This year was a busy one for the college counseling office.
We were the host site for the Yale University, Georgetown
University, Oxford University and University of Edinburgh in-
formation sessions. We were also the host site for the Harvard
University and Oberlin College applicant interview sessions.
We also hosted the Council of International School’s International College and University Fair. Collectively, these events
brought over 700 students from across the Bay Area and the
state to our school.
We also hosted about 60 college and university representatives to visit our campus and meet our 12th grade students.
These visits are an excellent way for students to get first-hand
information on some of the most selective colleges and universities in the United States as well as allowing for the university
representatives to meet our excellent students. We also participated in the annual Case Studies session at Saint Ignatius High
School, where our 11th graders got a chance to participate in
a workshop hosted by an actual admissions director and to
participate in a college fair for students attending independent
schools in San Francisco.
Our outreach efforts to connect with admissions personnel
at colleges and universities relevant to our students continued.
I am honored to meet the Directors of Admission of many of
the most selective colleges and universities during my atten-
dance at the national college admissions conference, NACAC,
At a breakfast meeting I at-
tended recently with the mem-
bers of the admissions offices at
Harvard, Stanford, Penn, George-
town, and Duke, the admissions
representative at Stanford made
a point of telling me, “You have
great students!” It is vital to pur-
sue the many opportunities I am
given for face-to-face meetings
with the important decision mak-
ers in the admissions world, and
I am proud to have such strong
students to represent.
We look forward to working with
the Class of 2013!