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University of the District of Columbia and its role in the community

The only public university in the nation’s capital and the only urban land-grant university in the United States, The University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service. Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, the University of DC offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for student success. The University is comprised of a Community College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

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Experience our Unique Community
Study locally, live globally

UDC extends beyond its campus footprint, offering easy access to world-famous monuments, political intrigue and cultural attractions everywhere you look. An education here opens doors to opportunities that can only be found in the nation’s capital.

Hop on the Metro and within minutes you can be touring the White House, kayaking on the Potomac, attending an opening night performance at the Source or exploring the beauty of nature in Rock Creek Park. Washington, DC may be the capital of the United States, but it is also home to the world’s embassies, languages and cuisines; the headquarters of major think tanks, NGOs and non-profits; the heart of American politics and a rich source of inspiration to writers, film-makers, musicians and artists of every genre.

A city of neighborhoods, each with its own history and traditions, there’s always something to do, to see, to try in Washington, DC. That’s extra-credit enrichment you can’t find anywhere else.