Colleges in District of Columbia

Colleges in District of Columbia

As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, most often just known as “DC,” is home to all three branches of the federal government, the executive, legislative, and judicial. It also hosts 177 embassies, a number of organizations, and some of the most popular national monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Considered a state of its own after Maryland and Virginia donated land for its creation in 1790, it has a population of more than one million people on an average work week. There are 20 colleges in Washington, DC, the largest being the University of the District of Columbia. There are two HBCUs, five research institutions, six Catholic institutions, and three medical schools, as well. DC winter are chilly with light snow, while summers are hot and humid. Government, education and tourism are the top industries in DC while the most popular attractions are the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, United States Capitol, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Georgetown University

Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is the oldest Catholic university in the US. Rated as having a “most selective” admissions process, this school ranks #20 in National Universities according to U.S. News & World Report. International Relations...

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Howard University

Howard University is an HBCU comprised of 13 schools and colleges located two miles from the US Capitol. Nationally-ranked programs at HU include social work, business, and communication sciences and disorders. Howard has three honors programs for...

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George Washington University

George Washington University is a private university maintains three campuses, with the main campus located in Washington, D.C., just four blocks from the White House. George Washington University offers 75 undergraduate majors and 69% of students...

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American University

American University is a research institution located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, DC. AU has eight schools on its carbon-neutral campus featuring more than 160 programs. American University is also home to many research centers,...

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Catholic University of America

The only university in the country originally founded by United States Catholic bishops, Catholic University of America is a Catholic research institution in Washington, DC. Catholic University is home to 12 schools granting bachelor’s degrees in...

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Originally founded as Strayer’s Business College, Strayer University is a for-profit online university based in northern Virginia designed for working students. Strayer confers bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business, Information Technology, and...

Gallaudet University

Founded in 1864 in Washington, DC, Gallaudet University is a private, international institution that focuses on education for the deaf and hard of hearing. All classes are taught in both English and American Sign Language. Many students choose to...

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University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is the only public institution in Washington, DC. It is a land-grant university and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. UDC is an HBCU with an open admissions policy. Legal studies, foundations of...

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Trinity Washington University

Trinity Washington University is a private, 4-year institution established in Washington, DC. Trinity is primarily a women’s college, although men are now accepted into the college’s schools of Education and Professional Studies. Trinity campus...

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From its campus blocks away from The White House, The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school focusing on national security and international affairs. IWP offers five master’s degree programs in subjects such as Strategic Intelligence...

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Wesley Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school in Washington DC dedicated to training students for ministry. Wesley confers master’s degrees in Divinity, Theological Studies, and Arts as well...

Established in 1975, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is a private, 4-year institution located in Washington, DC. As the only accredited training studio for actors in DC, the Conservatory offers both the Acting Program and the Advanced...

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a private, medical education institution with a campus maintained in Washington, DC. The college’s DC campus offers 18 academic programs that award master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate...

As Washington DC’s only public law school, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is a legal institution in the northwest region of the nation’s capital concentrating in public interest law. The Clarke School of Law...

Founded by the Order of Preachers, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is a Catholic institution in Washington DC dedicated to training students for ordained ministry. With academic programs founded...

Located on the campus of Catholic University of America, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is a Roman Catholic institution in Washington, DC, dedicated to academic and religious examination of marriage. In...

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