Welcome to UWC Costa Rica

United World College (UWC) of Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation and two-year residential pre-university program that values experiential learning alongside providing its 16-19-year-old students with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. As the only UWC in Latin America, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn more about the social, political, and cultural history of the region, and options to explore Costa Rica. Apply now and join nuestra familia – our family!

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  • 15

    Students with a fully-funded scholarship.
    An increase of 2 students in the previous year attending UWC Costa Rica in the Classes of 2020-21.
  • 160+

    Universities worldwide offered our students an offer of study.
    Including 4 Ivy Leagues Colleges, and awards such as the Kofi Annan Scholarship at Macalester College, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program At NYU.
  • 204

    Students enrolled in the academic year 2020-21.
    All students coming from a variety of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and language backgrounds.
  • 72

    Student nationalities represented on campus.
    Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Indonesia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Romania, Tunisia, and Uruguay as returning countries, and Albania, Belize, Burkina Faso, and Haiti, as new countries. 
  • 79%

    Of all students receiving full or partial financial aid to attend College.
    38% received a Full scholarship, and 41% received a Partial scholarship
  • 9

    Students recognized as Grieg Foundation full scholars.
    A grant to support 9 Latin American outstanding students.
  • 9,001

    Hours of experiential learning completed.
    Including 3,800 hours dedicated to the Agents of Change tour, working on different projects.
  • 92

    IB Diplomas awarded to the class of 2020.
    34 bilingual diplomas, and a 100% pass rate in TOK (Theory of Knowledge).

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Upcoming Events

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  • Apr
    6

    2021 Art Exhibition

    The Art Exhibition consists in the presentation of the 16 students projects were they had spent the last year working on artworks. It is a very special and impactful event!
  • Apr
    6

    2021 Art Exhibition

    The Art Exhibition consists in the presentation of the 16 students projects were they had spent the last year working on artworks. It is a very special and impactful event!
  • Apr
    6

    2021 Art Exhibition

    The Art Exhibition consists in the presentation of the 16 students projects were they had spent the last year working on artworks. It is a very special and impactful event!
  • Apr
    6

    2021 Art Exhibition

    The Art Exhibition consists in the presentation of the 16 students projects were they had spent the last year working on artworks. It is a very special and impactful event!
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United World College (UWC) of Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation and two-year residential pre-university program that values experiential learning alongside providing its 16-19-year-old students with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. As the only UWC in Latin America, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn more about the social, political, and cultural history of the region, and options to explore Costa Rica. Apply now and join nuestra familia – our family!
From the southeast corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
Email: info@uwccostarica.org
United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to educate a diverse group of people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.