Average IB Diploma Score (Out of 45)
Top IB Score
Percentage Earning Bilingual Diploma
As an IB World School, NIST offers students in Years 12-13 the opportunity to pursue the IB Diploma, a high school qualification that is recognised by universities around the world. All students who choose to pursue the diploma must take the standardised IB examinations, administered by the IB.
NIST students have traditionally excelled in these exams, posting scores well above the global averages, and often leading other schools in the region.
The SAT is a standardised examination offered to college-bound students worldwide, and a SAT score is required by many universities in order to complete the admissions process. Global averages remain relatively consistent at approximately 530 in each area. NIST seniors consistently outperform these averages in both math and reading.
|2018||2019||2020||2021||2022||5 YEAR AVERAGE|
|NIST Reading & Writing Average||620||630||640||670||660||644|
|Global Reading & Writing Average||536||531||528||533||690||564|
|NIST Math Average||640||650||660||710||528||638|
|Global Math Average||531||528||523||528||523||527|
At NIST we begin the college guidance process in students’ first year of high school and work closely with them to select universities that are a good match. The guidance programme includes dozens of visits from university representatives each year; information sessions for students and parents; and a clear, transparent process that allows universities to trust that they are receiving serious applications from our students.
As a result of this careful planning, NIST students have been accepted to every one of the top 100 universities worldwide, and NIST alumni can be found in dozens of countries around the globe. However, acceptances are often contingent on test scores or performance, as well as the intention of the student to actually attend institutions to which they apply. A more accurate measure of a school’s success is the actual matriculation, or enrollment, of its graduates. Members of the Classes of 2022 to 2023 currently attend the following universities. (Multiple graduates attend the institutions in bold.)