Hi! No, we look at your application in its entirety (this includes academic competitiveness, extra-curriculars, writing ability, ambition)
The IB Diploma is a rigorous, comprehensive 2-year educational program offered by certified high schools that is recognized by universities the world over. In the program, students are required to take classes in at least six different fields: language, second language, individuals and societies, math/computer science, arts, and the experimental sciences. At the end of 2 years, students sit cumulative examinations testing them on all six fields.
No... but if that's what floats your boat, we WILL do our very best to help you get into universities that are perfect for nature-lovers like UC Santa Cruz, CU-Boulder, or Sierra Nevada College, which provide countless opportunities for outdoor recreation... like camping!