UDC Important Admissions Information at a Glance
UDC is a public institution located near Embassy Row in Washington, DC and serves approximately 5,200 students each year. Chartered in 1851 as the only urban land grant university in the Unites States, UDC is the only fully accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. Today, UDC pursues its mission of education, research, and community service.
- A Flagship University
- A Community College
- Several graduate programs
- The David A. Clarke School of Law
UDC focuses on quality, value and strong student life, through:
- Access to majors that target top careers
- Supportive professors with relevant expertise
- Vibrant location and campus life
- Affordable tuition
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- Admissions Deadlines
- Tuition and Fees
- College Cost Calculator
- Financial Aid Eligibility
- Financial Aid Process
- Financial Aid Deadlines
- Majors and Options
- Campus Location and Safety
- On-Campus Student Housing
- Off-Campus Housing Options
UDC Community College (Associate degree programs):
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent
UDC Flagship University (Bachelor’s degree programs):
- 2.5 high school grade point average and 890 SAT or 16 ACT score; OR
- 2.0 – 2.49 and 1030 SAT or a score of 19 on ACT or better
Applicants who do not meet the Flagship University admissions standards, including those who have been out of school for more than three years, can take the ACCUPLACER exam. Students must achieve the following ACCUPLACER scores make applicants eligible for admission to UDC’s Flagship University:
- English score: 86
- Math score: 85
- Reading score: 78
Transferring to the Community College (Associate degree programs):
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Not currently on academic probation or suspension at another college or university (There is a two-year waiting period for those who’ve been academically dismissed from their last school.)
Transferring to the Flagship University (Bachelor’s degree programs):
- 24 college credits or more and an aggregate grade point average of 2.0 or higher
- Less than 24 college credits with a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- Complete the online application.
- Pay a non-refundable application fee ($35 for U.S. undergraduate students).
- Submit high school transcripts or copy of GED diploma and test scores (or equivalent).
- Submit official SAT or ACT test scores (if applying to UDC’s Flagship University) or submit official transcripts from other colleges or universities attended.
|Application Priority Deadlines||US Applicants||International Applicants|
|Fall||May 15||April 15|
|Spring||October 15||September 15|
(No Graduate Admissions)
|April 15||There are no International Admissions in the Summer|
View complete information on Admission Deadlines.
To demonstrate UDC’s affordability, we’ve collected estimated tuition and college-related costs into charts for:
- Associate degree or undergraduate-level students at UDC’s Community College
- Bachelor’s degree or undergraduate-level students at UDC’s Flagship University
- Master’s degree or graduate-level students
These charts include the differences for District resident, Metro Area residents and non-resident students.
Review full details on UDC’s current tuition and fee schedule to learn more.
Based on a series of questions about a family’s financial situation, UDC’s college cost estimate tool provides information about what similar students have paid to attend UDC, including sample financial aid packages. Many families, especially those sending students to college for the first time, find this new college cost tool helpful.
The following kinds of students are not eligible for financial aid at UDC:
- International students
- Non-degree-seeking students
- Students who have not met UDC Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards by exceeding the maximum time allowed for academic program completion (typically happens if students change schools or majors several times)
- Students currently under Suspension Status for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Otherwise, UDC encourages all families to apply for financial aid.
The following students are not eligible for financial aid at UDC:
- Make sure a student is eligible for financial aid.
- Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.
- Gather all documents needed to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A new IRS data retrieval tool makes this process faster and easier.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) when it arrives
- Review your Financial Aid Letter.
- Provide any additional documents requested.
You can review the complete step-by-step financial aid instructions.
|May 15 – new students||FAFSA Priority Submission Date|
|June 15 – new students||Financial Aid Supporting Documents Deadline|
Or browse the full list of available majors at UDC.
UDC’s campus is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street NW, which is close to the Van Ness/UDC Metro station stop. Surrounded by “Embassy Row,” the National Zoo, and a variety of restaurants, UDC is located in one of the safest and most vibrant neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Van Ness offers a plethora of cultural and recreational offerings to engage students between classes.
UDC’s campus housing accommodates approximately 500 students and offers the following amenities:
- 24-hour resident concierge / Doorman
- Sparkling Olympic size swimming pool
- 24-hour fitness center and saunas
- Variety of exercise classes offered weekly
- Multi-purpose resident community room
- On-site dry cleaning valet
- Steps to Van Ness/UDC Metro stop
- Underground walk way to grocery shopping
The apartments have the following furnishings:
- Bed – extra long twin size
- Desk and chair
Learn more about UDC campus housing options, including costs and amenities.
Many local students live at home or with family or friends while they attend UDC. Others choose nearby, off-campus apartments. The Office of Residence Life is available to assists students in finding the perfect match for off-campus housing.
UDC Office of Recruitment and Admissions
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008