The Ivy Coach Daily

April 1, 2015

Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor Discusses the United World College Program at Brown

Ivy Coach Brian Taylor Discusses The United World College Program At Brown
Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor discusses the United World College program’s relationship with Brown in The Brown Daily Herald (photo credit: Kenneth C. Zirkel).

Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor is featured today in the newspaper of Brown University, The Brown Daily Herald. The article, by Aleksandra Lifshits, focuses on the United World College program at Brown, an excellent program founded by a generous benefactor who opened up schools in various parts of the world.

What is the United World College Program?

Today, 14 UWC schools and colleges are represented in 150 nations worldwide. As the UWC website notes, “More than 50,000 students from more than 180 countries have studied at UWC schools, colleges and programmes and there are more than 145 national committees. In the turbulent world of the 21st century, UWC’s aims and objectives are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps even more so.”

Brown University’s Relationship with the United World College Program

Brown University is a significant supporter of the United World College program. In fact, about one of every five international students at Brown is a Davis Scholar, a scholarship fund supporting UWC alums at universities within the United States. Brown is in fact one of UWC’s strongest partner institutions.

Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor’s Insights on the UWC Program at Brown

“UWC is attractive to universities because it allows them to establish footholds in countries they are not typically able to reach, such as Sierra Leone, said Brian Taylor, admission expert at Ivy Coach.”

With respect to the IB vs. AP curriculum, Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor is quoted, “Admission officers inherently trust the AP system more than the IB. If a student gets a five on the AP, this signals to the admin that the student can succeed in the University.”

Since the IB exams occur in May after traditional college acceptance dates and predicted IB scores are often overly optimistic, it is hard to gauge how successful students will be through the IB diploma, he added. AP exams can be taken before a student’s senior year of high school. But the high concentration of UWC alums at the University demonstrates that “Brown is starting to have faith” in the IB schooling system that UWC employs, Taylor said.”

Getting Started with Ivy Coach

If you attend a UWC school and are interested in optimizing your case for admission to highly selective universities, fill out Ivy Coach’s free consultation form, and we’ll be in touch to outline our college admissions counseling services.

You are permitted to use (including the content of the Blog) for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not copy, download, print, or otherwise distribute the content on our site without the prior written consent of Ivy Coach, Inc.


If you’re interested in Ivy Coach’s college counseling,
fill out our complimentary consultation form and we’ll be in touch.

Get Started