ISD - The International School of Dakar

College Information - Introduction

ISD is a college preparatory school. Our goal is that all graduating high school students will be prepared for – and accepted to – the college of their choice. ISD has an experienced College Guidance Counselor on staff who will begin guiding students and parents through the college application process from 9th grade.

Out of thousands of possible options, students and parents must identify colleges and universities that best fit a student’s needs. The college application process requires flexibility, open-mindedness, organization, and responsibility and ISD works closely with students and parents throughout. By doing so, ISD students have the best odds of finding a great match for their interests and ISD will have succeeded in its mission of inspiring students to become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.

Below are some of the college and university acceptances for the 2014-2015 school year:

Harvard College - the undergraduate program of Harvard University, and the USA's oldest college (founded in 1636), Harvard College enrolls 6500+ undergraduate students.  Harvard University is currently ranked #1 in the world on multiple university ranking lists.

Brock University - a public university in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.  One of the fastest growing universities in Canada, Brock enrolls 18,500 undergraduate students (8% international). 

Vassar College - Vassar College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York.  6% of Vassar's 2400 undergrad's are international.

University of California-San Diego - a public 4-year university in La Jolla, California, USA, with 25,000 undergraduate students. 

Tulane University - a private 4-year university located in New Orleans, Louisiana.  3% of Tulane's 7000+ undergraduates are international.

Stanford University - a private 4-year university in Stanford, California, USA.  Highly selective, Stanford enrolls approx. 6500 undergraduate students (7% international).

Kingston University - one of the United Kingdom's fastest-growing newer universities in London, with approx. 20,000 students (14% international).

University of Oregon - a public 4-year university in Eugene, Oregon, USA.  UO has over 18,000 undergraduate students (6% are international). 

Macalester College - Macalester is a private liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, with 2000+ undergraduate students from 49 states and 94 countries (18% international).  Highly selective, Macalester has an intense focus on educating students in an international tradition and prepares students "to change the world".

University of Windsor - a public comprehensive and research university in Windsor, Ontario.  Canada's southernmost university, UW enrolls 16,500 students. 

Clark University - a private 4-year university and liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.  Clark is one of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives" in the Lauren Pope book by the same name; Clark enrolls 2300 undergrads, of whom 40% are international. 

Yale-NUS College - a partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS is Singapore's first liberal arts college; students will develop integrated competence in science, social science, and humanities more rigorously than the leading liberal arts colleges.  Highly selective, only 150 students will be admitted in this inaugural year. 

Savannah College of Art and Design - a private 4-year visual and performing arts college in Savannah, Georgia, USA.  SCAD enrolls approximately 8,000 undergraduates (9% international) in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum along with a strong fine arts foundation. 

New York University - Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities (over 40,000 students) in the United States and one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.

Carleton University - Carleton is a dynamic research and teaching institution dedicated to achieving the highest standards of scholarship.  Located in the capital of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, CU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates.

Penn State University - Abington - public 4-year university in Abington, Pennsylvania, enrolling 3000 undergraduates (1% international).