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2023 Best Colleges in the Washington, D.C. Area

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1238 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Truly one of the best undergraduate experiences out there! Teaching staff, social scene, academic offers outside of the classroom (speaker, events, etc), traditions, and the surrounding area make....

    Read 1238 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  2. #2 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    George Washington University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    2151 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I only attended GW for my final year of grad school (and entirely online because of COVID), but I absolutely loved all of the professors, students, and content that I came into contact with through....

    Read 2151 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 43%,

    Net Price: $40,308,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

  3. #3 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    University of Maryland - College Park

    4 Year,

    COLLEGE PARK, MD,

    5426 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UMD College Park is a great school with lots of opportunities to learn, grow and get involved! This school is huge! The campus is beutiful and there is construction going on to increase student....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $17,643,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

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  5. #4 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    American University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    2486 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Amazing professors with such interesting insight to their expertise. Clubs and involvement possibilities are plentiful for many different kinds of interests. Class sizes are perfect, there are some....

    Read 2486 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 39%,

    Net Price: $37,319,

    SAT Range: 1220-1390,

  6. #5 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Catholic University of America

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    966 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The Catholic University of America is an amazing school! It offers a great academic experience with its small class sizes and experienced professors. The campus is beautiful and the university does a...The high cost of tuition combined with room and board is a rather large obstacle for many students, but it is well worth the investment. CUA is also very generous with their scholarship money, and...As a CUA student, I find my needs both academic and living well met..

    Read 966 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 82%,

    Net Price: $36,228,

    SAT Range: 1020-1230,

  7. #6 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    George Mason University

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    4 Year,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    4827 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Although my experience with George Mason University is still relatively early on, I can attest that GMU has thorough communication from not only their website, but with the academic advisor. The....

    Read 4827 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 89%,

    Net Price: $18,285,

    SAT Range: 1100-1300,

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  9. #7 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Howard University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    3897 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I will say this to anyone considering attending Howard. College is truly what you make it. Reading a lot of the negative comments about Howard I feel like people really didn’t get the Howard....

    Read 3897 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 39%,

    Net Price: $23,233,

    SAT Range: 1130-1260,

  10. #8 Best Colleges in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Gallaudet University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    448 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Before Gallaudet, I didn’t know any sign language. I learned the language, joined softball, found new friends, and a new way of life. Immersing myself into the deaf community, I found a piece of myself I had been looking for. A piece that I couldn’t find elsewhere, with other people, but I found it and no one can take from me. My issues with Gallaudet is that it is split between Deaf, deaf, Hard-of-hearing, and hearing. The Deaf were considered elite and looked down upon hard-of-hearing people including me solely because...I also had an issue with the education perspective. I was a psychology major and was a bit disappointed with the education I got. I felt the majority of examples of any psychology topic had an....

    Read 448 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $18,410,

    SAT Range: 780-1040,

  11. Marymount University

    4 Year,

    ARLINGTON, VA,

    817 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Having been a highly involved student participating in various student clubs and organizations all throughout Marymount (MU) for many years, you have the opportunity to gain insight in what occurs....

    Read 817 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $24,224,

    SAT Range: 970-1170,

  12. University of Maryland - Global Campus

    4 Year,

    ADELPHI, MD,

    2109 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says This review is from a solely online student perspective. My experience has been positive in all but one course / interaction, which O credit to that individuals area of growth and not the institution....

    Read 2109 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $17,210,

  13. University of the District of Columbia

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    623 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience with being at the District of Columbia has been pretty decent. I was able to take as many classes as I wanted. What I like about the District of Columbia is that its hands-on and a lot....

    Read 623 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $16,125,

  14. Strayer University - Online

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    180 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Truthfully my experience with Strayer University has been amazing. From the moment I asked for information and started the process to now being an Honor's Student in my sophomore year. From my...When the people around you care it makes you want to succeed. I love being a student at Strayer University. I am still in awe at my progress. I would not change anything..

    Read 180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $21,585,

  15. Chamberlain University - Tysons Corner

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    4 Year,

    VIENNA, VA,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am on my second year of a 3 year accelerated BSN program and I have to say that although it is challenging it is also very gratifying. I received a grant which helped me pay for my education and...Best of luck!.

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $33,982,

  16. Capitol Technology University

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    4 Year,

    LAUREL, MD,

    151 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Pros:Capitol is a hidden gem. This school isn't trying to do too much, and quite frankly that's what makes it great. The community here is small but welcoming, and everyone has their own clique. It's not...This school prepares you for what the jobs REALLY want and all the classes here have been very lenient. There are rare cases of troublesome professors, and even if that is the case a simple email of...Dorms are really nice. Rarely did I have any issues with the rooms and even when there was, the facilities team would help resolve them in a timely fashion Close ties with govtCons:The labs here aren't the newest but they get the job doneThe tuition is pretty expensive but do offer a lot of aid Limited activities, the resident life staff needs improvementLimited food options, no meal plan/board offered, but there is a café.

    Read 151 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $24,638,

    SAT Range: 1020-1230,

  17. Strayer University - District of Columbia

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    475 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love Strayer University! They are easy to work with. The class size is great. Allows my schedule to happen and still do school. Flexible. Professors are amazing and so are their teams. Allows...I would highly recommend using this school for post-secondary education. Just can't say enough positive about it. I do wish tuition was lower since it's an online school I don't think should be....

    Read 475 reviews.

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $26,625,

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