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Why Choose IB?

Rowland High School

International Baccalaureate Program


Who can participate in IB? Students who are…

Seeking greater academic and extra curricular challenges
Determined and self-motivated
Willing to work hard
Thinkers and Curious

Why choose IB?

IB is regarded as the most rigorous curriculum at RHS and a rigorous curriculum is one of the things colleges look for on a transcript. For students applying to private schools counselors are asked if a student has taken the most demanding curriculum available and counselors will only answer “Yes” if the student is in IB.

IB Advantages

Internationally recognized academic program
Promotes academic preparedness and creates well-rounded students
Promotes global and cultural awareness
Raises standards of the whole school
Intellectual rigor and high academic standards
Cohesive, standardized and diverse curriculum
College recognition

IB Students are more likely to be accepted into college, including selective colleges.

  • The average acceptance rate of IB students into university/college is 22% higher than the average acceptance rate of the total population.
  • The acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League institutions is between 3% and 13% higher compared to the total population acceptance rate. 

What are some of the colleges RHS IB students attend?

Amherst Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach Pacific UCLA
Bryn Mawr
Dartmouth Penn UC Riverside
Cal Poly Pomona and SLO Harvard Pomona Pitzer UC San Diego
Cal Tech Harvey Mudd Princeton UC Santa Barbara
Chapman MIT Stanford USC
Claremont New York University - NYU UC Berkeley Wellesley
Columbia Knox College UC Davis West Point
Cornell Occidental UC Irvine Whittier College
And so many others