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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  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
Website
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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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,856/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,830Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,029
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 20 responses
Report
  • Determined
    45%
  • Independent
    40%
  • Old
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%

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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I am an international student transferring in this university to finish my Bachelor Degree, and I really like it. The teacher are engaged in their work and helpful to make you success in your field. The university is open to diversity and understand well the challenge to study abroad!
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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.
This school is extremely low quality. I enrolled in order to avoid paying for a dorm since I live about 12 minutes away from campus. The financial aid office constantly messed up students' money and scholarships, including mine. I had several professors that taught poorly and refused to listen to simple criticism. There is a building on campus that does not have heat and keeps all stairwells locked, which is a safety hazard in case of a fire. This school receives PLENTY of money but instead of investing it into maintaining/upgrading student life, it goes into the pockets of the higher up employees. Once I began school here, my health suffered. I got constant migraines and sharp pains from stress. You would be better off not attending college than coming here. Save yourself while you can. The scenery outside the campus is very nice though.