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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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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.

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 4788th 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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


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.

Information Summary

Ranks 8th in Dist. of Columbia and 1932nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 9 0.18
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery 2 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,949 0.48
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 108 0.02
Forcible Rape 172 0.03
Robbery 3,756 0.61
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,849 0.62
Larceny 20,124 3.26
Vehicle theft 4,339 0.70

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Washington, DC 20008
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,195 (26,195 urban / N/A rural)
Households16,088 (1.61 people per house)
Median Household Income$66,339
Families4,472 (2.57 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1198

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3830th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,635 $6,635 $13,915
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $620 $620 $620
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $276 $276 $580
FT Graduate Tuition $7,883 $7,883 $15,163
FT Graduate Required Fees $620 $620 $620
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $438 $438 $842
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $6,338 $6,338 $9,978
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,251 $25,251 $28,891
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,876 $9,876 $13,516

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,000 $5,128 $5,000 $5,128 $8,500 $10,964
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $13,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,766(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,800(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 884th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,824 ($78,985 male / $79,155 female)
Number of FT Faculty 261 (118 male / 143 female)
Number of PT Faculty 640
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $6,462,413

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