About University of the District of Columbia

Founded in 1976, University of the District of Columbia. is a college. Located in District of Columbia, which is a city setting in District of Columbia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,950 full time undergraduate students, and 368 full time graduate students.

The University of the District of Columbia Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 214 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of the District of Columbia include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UDC are considered , with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of the District of Columbia.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    14 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of the District of Columbia REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of the District of Columbia?

18 Students rated University of the District of Columbia

D'Aira - 10/17/2019

The University of the District of Columbia is a school full of friendships,proffessors who help us take the next step in our journeys.Living and going to a school in an Urban are can be tough, but I always feel safe while in school.Sticking together is a major role thats played at UDC if one feels as they something needs to be done, we make sure it happens.For example when its time for midterms and finals we always form study groups and get all of the work done.

Deja - 08/04/2019

Spring 2018-2019 was my first year attending. I’m basing the information I know on this survey. Overall the school is located in a convenient environment, safe and busy spot. I love the professors they are very professional and loving. Also the teachers are very clear when teaching, you’ll fully understand if you pay close attention.

Pamela - 04/25/2019

I am a freshman here at the University of the District of Columbia and in the following year of getting to know the students, professors, counselors and facilities, I really enjoy it! I went to the District of Columbia because it has affordable tuition and I like the class sizes. There is no more then 25 students in each course. The professors always have a regular office schedule so I can always go and consult them about the course. The academic advisers are much harder to get a hold of physically but they answer emails. Overall, it has been a great experience.

Oluchi - 01/01/2019

The University of the District of Columbia is one of the best schools I know with experienced and good Professors. Academic wise the university is the best, the campus facilities such as Library, shuttle bus and WiFi is very much efficient. There are various extracurricular activities students do engage in and also a lot of jobs and students can also work as a student worker according to their major while attending the university. The university also gives out scholarships and awards excelling students . The Health care department at the University is very reliable and they make sure all students are healthy and have taken all required shots they need in order to stay fit. The university has all required facilities one needs in order to stay well, fit and in order to excel academically. Overall the University puts the interest of all students first and the registration process at the University of the District of Columbia is a short one.

University of the District of Columbia FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of the District of Columbia?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of the District of Columbia is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The best thing that I've got out of my college experience so far is a new awakening to the world around me. Going back to college has once again opened the doors to new possibilities as well as responsibilities. Though these responisbilities can seem immense sometimes, its always wonderful to know the benefit education gives me and the potential towards me future. It is valuable to attend because I know it hasn't ended when the bell rings. Tommorow is a new class and another possibility towards enlightment.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I probably wish I would have known how disorganized things are.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UDC is a nice college that supplies everything that is neccesary in order to get a college degree and become professional.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Outgoing and cares about one another.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school had a lot of different activities that you can become involved with. For example: SGA, Sports, Clubs, etc. Some of the groups that they have available I've never heard before until i came to UDC and i think its great that they allow for students to have those decisions in what they want to do and what they want to contribute to the University.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    University of the District of Columbia is known for their open enrollment through the community college, the lowest tuition cost accessibliltiy, they offer education not only to local students, but international students as well.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the school related activities, the level of education received from teachers and the convience of staying in my hometown to complete my B.S.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any person not eager to learn and to pursue a great college education which will enable them to obtain a rewarding career after graduating.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The administration is very sketching especially when it came to financial matters. This school was very disorganized and there was NO campus life.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    finacial aid and the cafeteria

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any one who is serious about obtaining a college education and who is able to stay focused should attend the University of the District of Columbia. Students who are hard workers and networkers should also attend UDC. Moreover, I also encourage those people who don't believe they are college material to enroll at UDC. Their enrollment at UDC will be an experience that would show them that they are not only college material but that they can also be as successful as I was at obtaining a degree.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Great friednly staff and students. There is every oppourtinity for anyone to succed.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I dont know of any sterotypes.

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  15. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Because I couldn't afford to go anywhere else. (I'm here to get my general education requirement classes out of the way so I can transfer somewhere else.)

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  16. How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

    Depends on where you're from. Majority of the students (myself included) are from and live in DC so that's not an issue for us.

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  17. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to say the best thing is the size of my campus and how easy it is to get around it.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Basketball/music and debate

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  19. What are the academics like at your school?

    There academics are awesome. Tutors are always avaiable.

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  20. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    Since I attend the community college, we don't have a cafeteria, but there are lots of eateries within walking distance. (Starbucks, Chipotle, McDonalds...)

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending University of the District of Columbia receive some sort of financial aid. 59% were awarded federal grants. While 30% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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