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Washington Adventist University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Takoma Park, MD

$23,400

Avg tuition

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About Washington Adventist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Seventh Day Adventist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Washington Adventist University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Takoma Park, Maryland. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 690, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 62%. The university offers 46 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 40%, and a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. Tuition and fees for students are $23,400.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

62% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

65% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

40% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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785

Students enrolled

53%

Online student enrollment

7:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

46%

Hispanic

18%

Unknown

16%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

White

4%

Asian

3%

Two or more races

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

418

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 11% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $23,400 $23,400
Graduate $11,160 $11,160

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,098
On-campus other expenses $1,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $4,800
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $35,698 $35,698
Off-campus without family $30,400 $30,400
Off-campus with family $25,600 $25,600

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

59%

State Grant Aid

18%

Institution Grant Aid

94%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,615
State Grant Aid $8,188
Institution Grant Aid $9,836
Pell Grant Aid $4,741

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division II

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

7

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

8

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

9

History

BA

MA

DOC

10

History

BA

MA

DOC

11

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

12

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

13

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

14

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology

BA

MA

DOC

15

Philosophy And Religious Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

17

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

18

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

BA

MA

DOC

19

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

20

Theology And Religious Vocations

BA

MA

DOC

21

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC