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Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD

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Washington Adventist University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Takoma Park, MD, it resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The school's Seventh Day Adventists affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Nearly 1,300 students enroll at Columbia Union College per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Columbia Union College offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting any applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $22,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending Washington Adventist University. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,300 each year. Columbia Union College may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Washington Adventist University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Gymnastics (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.wau.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Washington Adventist University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Washington Adventist University has a total student population of about 1,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 84% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $21,000-$25,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $780 to $940 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$12,330
Receiving Student Loans77%$9,451
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Washington Adventist University may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Washington Adventist University is approximately 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1966)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1904)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Washington Adventist University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (369)
  • Track and Field (369)
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Washington Adventist University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Washington Adventist University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    33.09%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    99%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    7:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    6

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $10,624