The Armand Hammer United World College
The United World College-USA was founded in 1982 in Montezuma, NM through the philanthropy of the late Dr. Armand Hammer and is part of an international movement that now includes eighteen two-year pre-university residential schools worldwide offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum. UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
We aspire to be a model international educational organization with significant impact on each of our learners to assume responsibility and demonstrate leadership for positive changes in the world.
We continually seek imaginative, meaningful innovations in our programs, in how students develop academically, socially, and in their orientation to serve others.
We share in the need to operate in a financially responsible manner, with all of us seeking ways to build a stronger institution so that the quality of our services is constantly improved and so that we continuously invest in better ways to deliver our mission.
We realize our ideals by interacting with one another with mutual respect and a constant awareness of the many cultures which make up our educational community.
- Top Ranked NM School
- Grades: 11-12
- Students: 231 students
- Application Deadline: Nov. 1
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% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
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Students at UWC-USA start working to become agents for change the minute they set foot on campus. Building bridges to understanding with students of radically diverse nationalities, races, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Partnering with a local homeless shelter, tutoring children, and renovating a community center. Learning to respect nature as they test their endurance in the wilderness. And completing a rigorous IB diploma program at the same time. Our students learn lessons in practical idealism that equip them to become changemakers for life.
- Students and faculty conduct over 17,000 hours of community service every year - putting into practice the values fundamental to the UWC mission.
- 85% of students attend UWC-USA on full or significant scholarships.
- We build a strong community on campus so our students learn how to build strong, just, and positive communities wherever they end up. We believe our diversity is our strength.
- Many UWC-USA alumni attend prestigious universities after graduation and go on to careers serving others.
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