University of the District of Columbia


The University of the District of Columbia offers graduate and bachelor’s degrees as well as serving as a community college responding to area needs. The school is split into four separate colleges that include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration and the David A. Clarke School of Law. Within these four colleges are 75 areas of study for students to choose from.

UDC welcomes students from all over the world and is represented by 25 nations in its International Student Program.

The School of Business and Public Administration at UDC offers a Small Business Development Center that helps new business owners and students looking to get started in business.

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Information Summary

Ranks 8th in Dist. of Columbia and 2156th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 61.2
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $7,168
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 10 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 60% / 50%
Enrollment Total (all students) 4,244


The University of the District of Columbia offers open enrollment for all students who satisfy the school requirements. All new students must complete the application form, pay an application fee and submit their high school transcripts. This also applies for transfer students as long as previous college transcripts are submitted. June 15th, 2009 is the deadline for all domestic applicants.

Students who are residents of the District of Columbia are entitled to a lower tuition provided the correct documents are provided.

The David A Clarke School of Law requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college along with an application form, a personal statement and an answer to one of two essay questions given.


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Financial Aid

The University of the District of Columbia offers assistance in filling out the FAFSA form as well as loan counseling and scholarship information. There are many grant programs available and also a Federal College Work Study Program that provides jobs to students who need extra money to pay for their studies.

International students are not eligible for financial aid.

The University of the District of Columbia provides a host of scholarship opportunities to its students, all of which are listed on the school’s financial aid website.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5677th for the average student loan amount.
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The University of the District of Columbia laid its foundation in 1851 as a school for African American girls. The school grew through the 20th century as a pipeline for students who wanted teaching and education experience. Today UDC offers all types of programs including Mathematics, English and Law.

The University of the District of Columbia offers a substantial array of student clubs and organizations that includes a student government.

UDC is located in the northwest corner of the District of Columbia and houses eleven state of the art buildings.

The Trilogy is UDC’s student run magazine that offers a fresh look at the school from the student’s perspective the school also runs its own television station, UDC Cable TV 98 that is pipelined into over 100,000 homes in the District of Columbia viewing area.

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The UDC Firebirds compete in the NCAA Division II. They sponsor many programs including basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball. Red and Gold adorn the school’s athletic uniforms.

UDC also offers a multitude of recreational facilities within its walls including a full court gymnasium, fitness room, aquatics center and tennis courts.

Intramural sports include basketball, swimming and volleyball.

The Body Wise Program at The University of the District of Columbia is offered by the Institute of Gerontology at the school. This program reaches out to the community, promoting health and wellness for those residents above the age of 60.

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