Students from IB schools at the University of Florida. Figures provided by Dr. William Kolb, Admissions Officer. NOTE: Florida has a large number of IB schools, and offers significant state support as well as scholarships for IB diploma holders.
In the Freshman class of 3,000, SAT averages were
1158 for students from standard college prep programs 1177 for students from AP programs 1213 for students from IB programs
Virginia Technological College study:
Grade Point averages greater than "B" for Freshman entered in fall 1985, by the end of the Freshman year.
No AP credits, non IB
From IB Schools
Granted AP credits
"Clearly the IB schools had prepared students for college. These data did not place the cause of the superior performance directly on the IB program but did support that the IB offering schools were doing something right."