The Best District of Columbia Colleges

The Best Colleges in District of Columbia for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in District of Columbia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in District of Columbia is Georgetown University. The top rated public state college is . Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


5 results

Georgetown University
G
Washington, DC

Georgetown University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Value in District Of Columbia

  • 20,935enrollment
  • $30,710net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

George Washington University
G
Washington, DC

George Washington University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 26,457enrollment
  • $40,308net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

American University
A
Washington, DC

American University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 14,852enrollment
  • $37,319net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Howard University
H
HBCU
Washington, DC

Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 12,065enrollment
  • $23,233net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Gallaudet University
G
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 1,433enrollment
  • $18,410net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 765-1158SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA