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October 19, 2013

OU awarded Davis Cup for record-setting enrollment

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is the first public university in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Davis Cup in recognition of its record-setting enrollment of United World College international freshmen. OU’s 45 Davis United World College Scholars also represent the largest class ever enrolled at a Davis UWC Scholars Program partner institution.

“The University is extremely proud to receive this important recognition,” said OU President David L. Boren. “Global outreach is critical to the preparation of our students for the future.”

OU is one of 91 Davis Program partner colleges and universities in the United States, including Yale; Princeton; Brown; the universities of North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan; Duke; Columbia; and MIT. The 87 Davis UWC Scholars currently enrolled at OU represent 43 countries and all 12 of the United World College campuses worldwide.

United World Colleges are two-year residential schools in which a rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum is employed with all-English instruction. A diverse international student population exists at each of the 12 UWCs worldwide: no more than 25 percent of the students at each school can be from the country where the school is located. Students are selected by national committees to attend their United World College, where they finish their last two years of secondary education.

Davis UWC Scholars tend not only to be outstanding students, but exceptional members of the university community as well. Since 2008, when OU enrolled its first UWC scholars, these students have achieved recognition at OU as Outstanding Seniors and have served in a variety of leadership roles.

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