The Armand Hammer United World College of the American West is a United World College founded in 1982 by industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer. It is located in the historic Montezuma Castle in Montezuma, New Mexico. The school has about 200 students representing 80-90 countries at any time. The vast majority of these students receive full scholarships. In fact, investment manager Shelby Davis and his wife Gail have established a series of scholarships that make this school (and all the other UWCs) 100% free for all American students. Typically, students are between 16 and 19 years old.

In addition to offering the international baccalaureate academic program, the school has a strong program in the arts and a significant wilderness program, including mountain search and rescue.

The school's somewhat unwieldy name is commonly replaced with "UWC-USA". Find out more at

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