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Top Colleges in Washington DC

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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Updated: May 7th, 2024

Looking to go to school in DC? Here’s a list of all the schools in Washington DC proper, ranked in order of our Top Colleges index. But remember – these are only the options in DC proper. There are plenty of other options in the surrounding DMV, such as the University of Maryland – College Park, Marymount, and George Mason.

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Georgetown University

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City, Need-Blind

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City, Need-Blind

12% acceptance rate
7,395 undergraduate students
95% graduation rate
$24,570 average per year after aid
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George Washington University

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City

50% acceptance rate
10,929 undergraduate students
84% graduation rate
$26,272 average per year after aid
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American University

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City

64% acceptance rate
8,158 undergraduate students
79% graduation rate
$28,037 average per year after aid
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The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City

86% acceptance rate
2,891 undergraduate students
74% graduation rate
$33,452 average per year after aid
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Gallaudet University

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City

62% acceptance rate
998 undergraduate students
58% graduation rate
$22,616 average per year after aid
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Howard University

Washington, DC • Private, Non-Profit, City

Washington, DC

Private, Non-Profit, City

35% acceptance rate
8,902 undergraduate students
64% graduation rate
$45,837 average per year after aid
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We sort colleges on our lists according to their Scholarships360 Top Colleges Index Score. This score is calculated using up-to-date information taken directly from the College Scorecard. Additional information is sourced from the colleges themselves, as well as other publicly available information. If you see an error, feel free to contact us.

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