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Washington Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Washington Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Washington, District of Columbia

There are at least 24 colleges in Washington, listed and described below. These schools represent 79,902 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 64,249 full-time students, and a reported 24,311 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University and Howard University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Georgetown University, George Washington University or American University.

We also provide an extensive list of District of Columbia Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Washington.
  • Housing and buildings in Washington tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Washington.

Colleges in Washington with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: international relations, law, business management, political science, communication studies, journalism, US law, international law
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,449 students, 9,079 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,460 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-700. Math: 570-670. Writing: 580-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, architecture, library science, political science, social work, registered nursing, psychology, philosophy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 6,440 students, 4,753 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,205 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-610. Math: 500-610. Writing: 510-610.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Corcoran College of Art and Design
500 Seventeenth St NW
Washington, DC 20006-4804

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: fine arts, graphic design, interior design, photography, art history and criticism, photojournalism, digital communications, art education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 975 students, 476 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 67 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-600. Math: 420-570.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1585

  • Programs: theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 75 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: social work, communication studies, physical education teaching, early childhood education, audiology, minority and gender studies, psychology, clinical psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,423 students, 1,336 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,113 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Georgetown University
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, international relations, business management, legal research, political science, finance, public policy analysis, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 14,826 students, 10,841 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,053 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 620-730. Math: 630-730.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Howard University
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, biology, journalism, psychology, radio and television, social work, pharmacy, dentistry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 10,125 students, 9,621 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,216 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-670. Math: 460-680. Writing: 430-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
1556 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

  • Programs: stagecraft
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 30 students, 42 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Southeastern University Washington
501 I St SW
Washington, DC 20024-2788

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: accounting, child development, business administration, financial management, public administration, computer science, health care administration, MIS
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 787 students, 527 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Trinity Washington University
125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017-1094

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, human resources, non-profit management, social psychology, special ed, business management, psychology, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,630 students, 1,243 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 275 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

  • Programs: law
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 237 students.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Washington Theological Union
6896 Laurel St NW
Washington, DC 20012

  • Programs: theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 240 students, 94 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 35 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-5690

  • Programs: ministry, theology, religious education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 487 students, 70 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 191 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Washington Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Bennett Career Institute
700 Monroe Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

  • Programs: cosmetology, barber, cosmetoloty instructor, salon management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 168 students, 315 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Career Technical Institute
2131 K Street, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20037-1898

  • Programs: data entry, medical billing, computer systems tech, ESL instruction
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 246 students, 166 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Dudley Beauty College
2031 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018-2834

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, salon management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Other degree.
  • Student Body: 99 students, 119 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

New Creations Academy of Hair Design
3930 Bexley Pl
Suitland, MD 20746

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 33 students, 33 full-time equivalent.

Technical Learning Centers
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 435
Washington, DC 20036-5540

  • Programs: computer and info science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 173 students, 117 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: child development, business, business management, accounting and related services, corrections, economics, biology, multimedia
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,371 students, 7,056 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.
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