International Students

International students from across the globe comprise approximately 18% of College of the Atlantic's student body. The majority of COA's international students are part of the Davis United World College scholars program, but a growing number of international students are coming to COA from a wide range of other backgrounds. In 2013 and 2014 COA's international students come from more than forty countries including: Switzerland, India, Ecuador, Canada, Austria, France, Rwanda, Hungary, Mauritius, South Africa, Poland, Chile, Netherlands, Nepal, Peru, Belgium, Myanmar, Japan, Norway, Egypt, Hong Kong, Belarus, Jamaica, New Zealand, Guatemala, Paraguay, South Korea, Panama, Philippines, Colombia, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Haiti, Spain, Bolivia, Israel, Czech Republic, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Croatia, El Salvador, Malaysia, and Italy.

COA enthusiastically welcomes admission applications from international students. International applicants who have not attended a United World College (UWC) should submit scores from the TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language). All international applicants should also submit COA's international student certification of finances form, and if you plan to apply for financial aid, the international student financial aid application. COA will meet 100% of determined financial need for Davis UWC Scholars. Financial aid for non-UWC international students is limited. Contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid for more information. 

Would you like to meet with a representative of College of the Atlantic? Members of the admission staff and COA students and alumni will be visiting several UWCs during the fall, and we would like the opportunity to meet with you. Our admission staff is also available for Skype and phone interviews throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

Davis United World College Scholars

In 2000 the Davis United World College Scholars program began providing scholarships to graduates of UWCs who chose to attend Colby College, College of the Atlantic, Middlebury College, Princeton University, or Wellesley College. College of the Atlantic was proud to have eight Davis Scholars in the class that entered in 2000. Since then the program has grown and UWC graduates receive financial support from the Davis United World College Scholars program to attend nearly one hundred U.S. colleges and universities. COA continues to benefit from the generosity of the Davis family and the presence of UWC alumni; approximately two hundred UWC graduates currently attend or have graduated from COA.

The Davis United World College Scholars program's aims are twofold. It provides access to higher education for outstanding students who have experience, through enrollment in a UWC, in building communities of international understanding. Additionally, it enriches the diversity and promotes global awareness at American colleges and universities. College of the Atlantic is grateful to the Shelby and Gale Davis and their family's foundation for their generous support.

UWCs Represented at COA

  • Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong
  • Mahindra UWC of India
  • Red Cross Nordic UWC
  • Simon Bolivar UWC
  • UWC of the Adriatic
  • UWC Costa Rica
  • UWC in Mostar
  • UWC of South East Asia
  • UWC - USA
  • Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA
  • Lester Pearson UWC of the Pacific
  • UWC Atlantic College
  • UWC Maastricht