Drew University

International Baccalaureate Students


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International Baccalaureate Students

Here you’ll discover:

Full-Impact Learning

Our classically inspired, purposefully modern approach to the liberal arts and sciences—we call it full-impact learning—shares a common philosophy with the IB program. We, too, believe that a 21st-century education must integrate the knowledge, skills, and intercultural understanding that will enable students to fulfill their own potential while contributing to a better world for all.

New York Opportunity, Suburban Serenity

All the opportunity of New York City is only a 47-minute train ride away, from site-seeing day trips to career-launching internships. Our New York Semesters are a big draw, inserting students into the celebrated spheres of Wall Street, the United Nations, contemporary art, and communications and media. At day’s end, students come home to a safe, serene 186-acre campus, nestled in the suburban hills of northern New Jersey and a short walk to quaint, comfortable, small-town Madison.

International Campus and Curriculum

Students travel from more than 50 countries for the chance to study at Drew. We complement this world-wise energy with travel-study options to dozens of countries, including an expansive slate of short-term programs that combine classroom study with on-location experiences around the globe. Did we mention Drew’s location? The New York/New Jersey metro region is the country’s cross-cultural crossroads.

Scholarships and Advanced College Standing

We are so sure that Drew is a perfect fit for IB students that we’re ready to put money on it. High achieving IB students are eligible for merit scholarships, ranging from $15,000 – $25,000 per year (for four years). On top of merit awards, your CAS portfolio may be submitted for review when you apply for the Civic Engagement scholarship.

Drew also grants advanced college standing to IB students.  By recognizing your scholarly achievements with academic credits, you will benefit from additional savings on your tuition costs.

“Not only did Drew provide me with credits towards my graduation requirements because of IB, but the essay assignments and in-class discussions I encountered here were similar in nature to those in the IB curriculum.” – Emily Stavneak ’18

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Transfer Credit Policy for International Baccalaureate Diploma and Courses

Wth an IB Diploma have the potential to enter Drew with sophomore standing (a maximum of 32 credits will be awarded).

Higher Level IB courses (HL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 8 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.

Standard Level IB courses (SL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 4 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.

View the IB equivalency chart as a pdf or learn more on the registrar’s office site.

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