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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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 1,848 undergraduate students. The UDC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Legal Studies. Graduating 24% of students, UDC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference

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.

UDC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
May 15
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,350/ 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
$8,244/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,848Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,019
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Determined
    47%
  • Independent
    42%
  • Old
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
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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Very poor administration! The school's administration is very unorganized and vulgar for dealing with the students' needs and concerns. I believe that with the right employee training, the university can establish a better way to treat the students because after all we are the ones paying them via tuition!
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My online learning experience has been pretty good so far. Most of my professors were able to adjust well to online teaching. Some did virtual lectures that were mandatory and took attendance, some threw lectures out the window, and just posted youtube videos and reading assignments. But all of my professors offered office hours and time to discuss the material one on one, which was super helpful. I could also get tutoring online, so that's good. However, I feel like the quality of my education decreased and I cannot wait to get back into the classroom. It is just not the same.
This is the most unprofessional school I have been to. Admin/Financial Aid lost my papers multiple times, and even after submitting them ONLINE, they would still lose them somehow - that amazed me. Certain teachers have been very passionate and helpful, while others simply didn't care about teaching at all. Also, almost all the courses are offered in the evening, I did not know that until I registered for classes. This would be good for someone who works in the day and wants to take classes in the evening. But this was horrible for me since I am only a student and am forced to take almost all my courses at night ( sometimes they would end at 10pm). However, it is super affordable and I know that there are a lot of great students and staff members.