Enter your preferences on over 20 categories and see the schools that fit you best.
Expert opinions on the college admissions process!
Ask the Dean
Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!
Search from over 3 million scholarships worth more than $13 billion.
We'll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic
accomplishments of applicants.
College affordability is important for just about everyone these days, and it's handy to
get an idea of how much aid you might be eligible for.
Join for FREE,
and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls,
Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky
welcome messages (like this one!)
My school's administration likes to remind us of the significant advantage that the IB will give us in admissions, but listening to them you'd think that just having completed the Diploma is a one-way ticket to the Ivy League, so I'd take that with a truckload of salt.
Well,the Ib is CONSIDERED TO BE A COLLEGE PROGRAMME. That is why one takes extra credit from it. Plus, it counts greatly for all colleges and especially Ivy Leagues.
The IB courses in all subjects seem like "[subject] for poets," while the math courses and science courses in the AP program really like "math for math majors" or "science for science majors." I think a humanities and historical perspective on a hard science subject is valid--that's actually the kind of math and science reading I like to do for fun--but I think the science-and-math-loving young people I coach on our homeschool group's math team may be better served by an AP curriculum in those subjects.