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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
UDC is a public university located in Washington, D.C. As a historically black college, UDC has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,830 undergraduate students. The UDC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Legal Studies. Graduating 16% of students, UDC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
About University of the District of Columbia...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference
Address
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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University of the District of Columbia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,741/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,989/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,125/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,219/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,938/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,764/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,830Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
39%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Determined
    44%
  • Independent
    44%
  • Old
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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The University of the District of Columbia has an intimate setting affording students the opportunity to be familiar with their classmates and professors. It provides quality education at a reasonable cost. The course work and training that I am receiving at UDC would cost enormous sums at other universities. I like to call it education without sacrificing my financial future. The course work has been very challenging to prepare students for the work place. Our employment center is excellent and supports undergraduates, graduates and alumni. Our professors and president are relatable and are often seen intermingling with the student body.
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To be honest my experience at the University of District of Columbia is average. My reasoning for saying that my experience is average because the learning environment is not as rigorous or academic as I thought it would be. The professors depend more on slides and context of a text book then actually teaching the lesson from their knowledge within. Its cool to bond and have fun in class but my main objective is learning and i didn't receive much of that. Also the academic advising center is very unorganized as people's scholarships are delayed, advisers give students including myself unnecessary classes not correlated to their major, and just misunderstandings on UDC's core foundation of learning. Although on the positive note i have made many friends here that truly are genuine and unique which makes UDC more welcoming.
I studied at this University and I can tell you my experience; I had great experiences with great professors that taught me great and real things. I see UDC as a great opportunity for getting my education in the United States at low cost and smart way. I met great professors at UDC and I'm glad to belong to this family. Now, what is the negative part? Well, they must improve their administrative management and customer service system, in this part, you must do 90% of follow-up in everything because they will do only 10%. I am sad to say this because I know there are new people trying to change this issue, but in my experience, even the "Gurus" were not 100% accurate. However, I believe the University is working hard for fixing their deficiencies and I know they will improve their quality and service for sure. I wish them good luck!