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University of the District of Columbia is a public institution that was founded in 1976. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,658, its setting is city, and the campus size is 23 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,000 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,000 (2012-13).
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The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution of higher education with an open admissions policy. It is a comprehensive public institution offering quality, affordable postsecondary education at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, for the next level of education, for specialized employment opportunities, and for lifelong learning.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of the District of Columbia, it's important to note the application deadline is June 15. The application fee at University of the District of Columbia is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 35.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||35.1%|
|Application deadline||June 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 48.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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University of the District of Columbia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,658, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. University of the District of Columbia is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of the District of Columbia offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of the District of Columbia also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at University of the District of Columbia, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of the District of Columbia.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of the District of Columbia, 61.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,775.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,000 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,000 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||N/A|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data