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2022 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia

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  1. #1 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1219 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am extremely satisfied with my decision to pick Georgetown. The professors are all experts in their fields, classes are a great size, and the people here (mostly) are wonderful. Despite the....

    Read 1219 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

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  2. #2 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    George Washington University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    2118 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 2118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 43%,

    Net Price: $40,308,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

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  3. #3 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    American University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    2450 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says American is a school filled with driven overachievers. It’s very political and sometimes the activist culture can be toxic and expect perfection. However, the programs are top notch and the....

    Read 2450 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 39%,

    Net Price: $37,319,

    SAT Range: 1220-1390,

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  5. #4 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    The Catholic University of America

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I'm a freshman and I've liked every professor I've had there so far and the students are also great. You will find every type of person at CUA as well as opportunites that you can't get anywhere....

    Read 959 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 82%,

    Net Price: $36,228,

    SAT Range: 1020-1230,

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  6. #5 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    Howard University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    3823 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Despite some challenges, Howard University was an excellent choice. I am able to thrive in an outstanding academic environment with a rich heritage of scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, engineers,....

    Read 3823 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 39%,

    Net Price: $23,233,

    SAT Range: 1130-1260,

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  7. #6 Top Private Universities in District of Columbia.

    Gallaudet University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    444 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 444 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $18,410,

    SAT Range: 780-1040,

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  9. Trinity Washington University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience sp far has been amazing. I am a student of color who attended a school with an approximately 2% population of BIPOC students. Attending Trinity, an all-girls catholic school, the....

    Read 493 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 96%,

    Net Price: $15,295,

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  10. Strayer University - Online

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    172 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 172 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $21,585,

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  11. University of the Potomac - Washington, DC

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I actually study at their new location in Chicago. Even though they are experienced not everything runs smoothly..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $23,421,

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  12. Strayer University - District of Columbia

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    473 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 473 reviews.

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $26,625,

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  13. Bay Atlantic University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says BAU offers numerous amount of courses and pathways to different careers. The diversity of the university is amazing. The sense of community is there and thanks to the small class sizes, it is easy to....

    Read 11 reviews.

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  14. NewU University

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    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love my school. I just wished is more well known a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a friend Ed d d d cc d ddgfcwevrvtg dadscagfv as so egged p.

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