The Best Washington Colleges

Washington, District Of Columbia area Colleges

There are 11 ranked colleges within the Washington city limits and 57 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 491,875 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of Maryland University College enrolls the most students with 622 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Baltimore City Community College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Washington area at $2,640 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland which is ranked #10 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore Washington area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The Washington area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and American University.


57 results

Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

36 miles from Washington

Georgetown University
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Washington, DC
Georgetown University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 19,371enrollment
  • $30,710net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1550SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

3 miles from Washington

George Washington University
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Washington, DC
George Washington University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 27,017enrollment
  • $40,308net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

2 miles from Washington

American University
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Washington, DC
American University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 14,001enrollment
  • $37,319net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

5 miles from Washington

University of Maryland College Park
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College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

7 miles from Washington

George Mason University
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Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,541enrollment
  • $18,285net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

16 miles from Washington

Howard University
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HBCU
Washington, DC
Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 10,859enrollment
  • $23,233net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1260SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

1 miles from Washington

University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 13,497enrollment
  • $16,868net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

29 miles from Washington

University of Mary Washington
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Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,293enrollment
  • $22,569net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

48 miles from Washington

Marymount University
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Arlington, VA
Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,294enrollment
  • $24,224net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

6 miles from Washington

Towson University
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Towson, MD
Towson University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 21,917enrollment
  • $16,082net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

40 miles from Washington

Gallaudet University
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Washington, DC
Gallaudet University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 1,451enrollment
  • $18,410net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 790-1040SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

1 miles from Washington

Coppin State University
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HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Coppin State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 2,348enrollment
  • $9,303net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 820-970SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.62Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

34 miles from Washington

Bowie State University
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HBCU
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 6,250enrollment
  • $14,322net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 850-1020SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

16 miles from Washington

Morgan State University
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HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

38 miles from Washington

Catholic University of America
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Washington, DC
Catholic University of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,366enrollment
  • $36,228net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

2 miles from Washington

Corcoran College of Art and Design
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Washington, District Of Columbia
 
Corcoran College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 906enrollment
  • $29,051net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

1 miles from Washington

University of the District of Columbia
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HBCU
Washington, DC
University of the District of Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 3,725enrollment
  • $16,125net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Washington