Top Ranked District Of Columbia Colleges

The Best Colleges in District Of Columbia Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in District Of Columbia as ranked by CollegeSimply. This District Of Columbia ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in District Of Columbia is Georgetown University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in District Of Columbia
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Georgetown University 32 39 16
2 George Washington University 82 168 129
3 American University 176 86 180
4 Howard University 293 169 453
5 Corcoran College of Art and Design 1,278 92 625
6 Gallaudet University 988 483 1,161
7 Catholic University of America 1,277 1,214 324
8 Trinity Washington University 1,280 1,415 1,032

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.