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Higher Education in the Nation's Capital


The Washington D.C. area is home to a multitude of renowned public, private, and federal institutions – many of which are known worldwide. Future D.C. students get their pick of a number of four-year universities, many of which are as historic as the city itself.

Georgetown University, a private research university, was established in 1789 in D.C.’s own Georgetown neighborhood – right on the Potomac River.

A National Historic Landmark, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Jesuit and Catholic university. The school has a total enrollment of just over 17,000 students – split into 7,000 undergraduates and more than 8,000 post-graduates – and features a stunning and historic campus covering over 100 acres.

Georgetown features three campuses within the D.C. area – the undergraduate campus, the Medical Center, and the Law Center. GU is also home to 23 varsity sports teams known as the Georgetown Hoyas, as well as impressive Main campus sites like the Georgetown University Astronomical Observatory and Healy Hall – both found on the National Register of Historic Places.

The District of Columbia’s lone public institution is the University of the District of Columbia. Founded in 1851, UDC’s urban campus is home to nearly 6,000 students in D.C.’s North Cleveland Park neighborhood. The school offers 175 degree programs, and also features the UDC Firebirds of the NCAA.

Appropriate for the D.C. area, George Washington University is divided into three campuses: the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus, the 23-acre Mount Vernon campus, and the 43-acre Foggy Bottom site – GW’s main campus.

GW features the George Washington Colonials of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and historic sites like Gelman Library and Old President's Office.

Established in 1893 by an Act of Congress, American University s a private liberal arts – the 84-acre main campus of which is located in the Tenleytown neighborhood. AU includes an enrollment of over 10,000 students, plus the American Eagles athletics department.

Notable sites on campus include the Bender Library, the 1896 Hurst Hall, and the Katzen Arts Center – featuring the American University Museum.

Other D.C. area private institutions include Gallaudet University, Howard University, Trinity Washington University, the Corcoran College of Art & Design, and the Catholic University of America.

Washington D.C.’s federal institutions include the National Defense Intelligence College and the National Defense University – home to the National War College.

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