Washington Adventist University

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7600 Flower Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Phone: (301) 891-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (North)

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Washington Adventist University is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,222, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 19 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington Adventist University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $20,720 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): N/A

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1904
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $5,248,489


When applying to Washington Adventist University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Washington Adventist University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 32.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 32.7%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Washington Adventist University is 11:1, and the school has 81.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Washington Adventist University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 12%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 45%
Education 14%
Psychology 11%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5%

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Student Life

Washington Adventist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,222, with a gender distribution of 34.9 percent male students and 65.1 percent female students. Washington Adventist University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,402
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Washington Adventist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Washington Adventist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Washington Adventist University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Washington Adventist University, 95.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,000.

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.

Tuition and fees $20,720 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,900 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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