IB in the News and in College

Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
Atlantic High School makes Best High Schools U.S. News List
Summer intern works with NASA to track traffic during COVID-19
IB Seniors earn scholarships from local Elks

Atlantic valedictorian revving up to fight climate change

University Recognition
How do college admissions counselors feel about IB?

“A transcript that reveals a student’s enrollment in International Baccalaureate courses serves notice to the admissions officer that the applicant is someone who accepts rather than avoids educational challenges. Further, a successful IB student will enroll at Michigan with some advantages over students who have taken less intensive programs...Unquestionably, a school that graduates each year a number of students with IB diplomas has demonstrated its commitment to high educational standards and that commitment will serve to influence admissions decisions at the University of Michigan.” - Joseph Gore, Admissions Counselor

“One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated programme, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.” - Christoph Guttentag, director of undergraduate admission, Duke University

“IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” 
- Marilyn McGrath Lewis, director of undergraduate admission, Harvard University

 “Send us prepared students a la IB. . . It is the ‘best’ high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission - Marilee Jones, former director of undergraduate admission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate. It is a thoughtful and genuinely intellectual curriculum with an unusually high degree of integrity and connectedness. There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning.” - William Shain, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University 

University Recognition of the IB Diploma

Universities have established their individual policies towards recognition of the IB Diploma. More about the recognition can be found here


University Credits

The State of Florida does recognize university credit for IB courses. Find the state statute here. 

University Acceptance Rates: The Impact of IB

  All Applicants All IB Applicants IB Diploma Applicants IB Certificate Applicants
Brown University 17% 20.8% 21.6% 14.3%
Carlton College 34.9% 84.8% 88.6% 72.7%
Colorado College 51% 92.7% 94.9% 50%
Columbia University 12% 18.3% 18.5% 16.7%
Cornell University 28.5% 49.1% 51.0% 36.4%
Dartmouth College 20.7% 35.1% 33.3% 50.0%
Duke University 22.5% 36.0% 38.7% 15.4%
Emory University 42% 82.1% 82.7% 75%
Harvard University 11% 14.4% 14.8% 11.5%
Howard University 56.1% 93.3% 95.2% 88.9%
Johns Hopkins University 35% 66.3% 68.8% 44.4%
Macalester College 44% 78.0% 72.7% 100%
MIT 16.9% 25.2% 26.2% 11.1%
Mount Holyoke College 51.7% 96% 95% 100%
New York University 25.5% 50.5% 51.8% 45.7%
Princeton University 11.0% 13.1% 13.8% 6.7%
Stanford University 12.6% 16.9% 18.3% 8.3%
Tufts University 26.6% 49.4% 52.6% 14.3%
US Air Force Academy 12.1% 61.5% 68.4% 42.9%
US Naval Academy 11.7% 42.9% 45.0% 0%
Univ of Cal- Berkeley 24% 47.6% 53% 33.1%
Univ of Cal- UCLA 24% 40.7% 47.1% 27.3%
Univ of Cal- San Diego 48% 58.6% 62.7% 51.1%
University of Chicago 41.6% 60.2% 59.1% 80%
Univ. of Colorado Boulder 80% 97.6% 97.9% 95.8%
Univ of Michigan 49% 73.4% 72.7% 74.1%
Univ of Pennsylvania 21% 26.6% 24.7% 42.1%
Univ. of Southern Cal. 30.3% 70.8% 72.2% 68.0%
Univ. of Virginia 38.1% 63.3% 70.3% 47.3%
Vanderbilt University 37.3% 70.3% 73.1% 58.3%
Villanova University 14.5% 88.5% 9.5% 85.7%
Washington University 23.5% 68.5% 66.7% 80.0%
Wellesley College 47% 71.4% 83.3% 0%
Wesleyan University 28% 54.8% 53.6% 66.7%
Yale University 13% 19.5% 18.9% 25%


 Scholarships earned

Our students earned a total of $7.6 million in scholarship money last year!

Universities our students have been accepted to

Here is where our students have been accepted to from 2018-2020. 

In State:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida A&M Univ.

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Florida State University

Lynn University

Nova Southeastern

Palm Beach Atlantic

Stetson University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Tampa

University of Miami

University of North Florida

University of South Florida


Huron University (Canada)

IE University - Madrid (Spain)

King’s College London (UK)

Queens Mary University of London 

Royal Holloway, University of London 

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

University of Bristol (UK)

University of Saint Andrews (Scotland)

University of Western Ontario 

University of Waterloo (Canada)

Out of State:

Air Force Academy

University of Alabama

American University


Baylor University

Boston College

Boston University

Brigham Young University

Brown University

Univ of Cal. -  Berkeley

Univ of Cal - Los Angeles

Carnegie Mellon University

Univ of Colorado 

Colorado State University

Cornell University

Duke University

Fordham University

George Washington Univ

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Georgia

Harvard University

Hawai’i Pacific University

Hofstra University

Howard University

Johns Hopkins University

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

Louisiana State University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

University of Notre Dame

Ohio State University

Penn State University

University of Pittsburgh

Princeton University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Savannah College of Art and Design 

Spelman College

Stanford University

Syracuse University

University of Tennessee

University of Texas

Texas A&M University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Chicago

University of Southern California

University of Wisconsin

United States Military Academy

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

University of Virginia

Washington University in St. Louis

Yale University