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The UWC Candidate

As with many aspects of UWC-USA, the application process is unique. Instead of applying directly to UWC schools or colleges, students apply through a national committee in their country or region.

If you are a U.S. resident or citizen, you will apply to the U.S. Selection Committee through this website.

If you are an international student, visit the UWC website to find information for your national committee.


Is UWC right for you?

Here's a quick look at the characteristics typical of most UWC students. They...

  • seek out challenge, whether it’s tackling a complex assignment, climbing a mountain, or learning a new skill

  • are passionate about their beliefs and open-minded to the beliefs of others

  • take action to turn ideas into reality

  • balance idealism with pragmatism

  • have the skills and motivation to succeed in an intense academic environment

  • are curious about the world and about people who come from a range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds

  • are compassionate and engaged with their community through service and activities


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DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA is one of 17 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, Thailand, and Wales.

DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.

DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

DID YOU KNOW

Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.

DID YOU KNOW

Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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