Washington Adventist University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#6364 of 14,131 In the World
#1748 of 2,597 In North America
#1662 of 2,496 In the United States
#29 of 34 In Maryland

Quick Review

Religion
Seventh Day Adventist
Acceptance rate
94%
Avg. cost to attend
$17,820 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
845
Graduates
123
Male:Female Ratio
30:70
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.wau.edu

Washington Adventist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 95%
Applicants 2,017 676 1,341
Admissions 1,895 620 1,275
Freshmen enrolled full time 87 32 55
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

344 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

481 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 425 (44%)
Hispanic 171 (18%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 166 (17%)
Nonresident Alien 108 (11%)
White 44 (5%)
Asian 34 (4%)
Two or more races 18 (2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$17,820/year
Average aid awarded
$15,961
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,874
$30-48K $18,413
$48-75K $16,868
$75-110K $19,957
$110K+ $22,429

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $23,400$11,250
Tuition in-state $23,400$11,250
Tuition out-of-state $23,400$11,250
Fee in-district $1,800$250
Fee in-state $1,800$250
Fee out-of-state $1,800$250

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 400
Combined charge for room and board $9,830
Room charge $4,470
Meal charge $5,360

Washington Adventist University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 40 5
Counseling Psychology 32
Business Administration and Management, General 12 16
General Studies 2 13
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 8 7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 13
Psychology, General 12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 9
Computer Science 7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 5
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 5
Biochemistry 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Nursing Education 3
Political Science and Government, General 3
English Language and Literature, General 2
Music Performance, General 2
Theology & Theological Studies 2
Accounting 1
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 1
Education, Other 1
History, General 1
Information Science & Studies 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Public Administration 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 1
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 1
Grand Total 10 167 72
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 42% 30% 49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
40
Citations
128

Publication / Citation count by topic

Environmental Science
12 / 66
Biology
11 / 33
Medicine
9 / 8
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8 / 3
Physics
8 / 47
Chemistry
5 / 47
Engineering
5 / 5
Optical Engineering
3 / 0
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3 / 32
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
3 / 20
Geography and Cartography
3 / 9
Health Science
3 / 4
History
3 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2 / 0
Demography
2 / 0
Oncology and Cancer research
2 / 0
Radiochemistry
2 / 28
Business
2 / 0
Agricultural Science
2 / 5
Psychology
2 / 6
Environmental Chemistry
2 / 13
Oceanography
2 / 18
Gerontology
1 / 2
Computational Chemistry
1 / 6
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
1 / 0
Nuclear Physics
1 / 9
Ecology
1 / 4
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1 / 0
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
1 / 0
Petrology and Geochemistry
1 / 19
Public Policy / Administration
1 / 0
Atomic and Molecular physics
1 / 6
Child Psychology
1 / 4
Healthcare Management (MHA)
1 / 0
Public Health
1 / 0
Human Rights Law
1 / 0
Forestry
1 / 0
Special Education
1 / 2
Remote Sensing
1 / 5
Agricultural Engineering
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 2
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 2
1995 1 2
1996 1 4
1997 0 1
1998 1 1
1999 1 2
2000 0 3
2001 0 0
2002 2 4
2003 1 8
2004 2 0
2005 3 2
2006 1 4
2007 0 2
2008 0 4
2009 1 6
2010 0 6
2011 0 5
2012 0 6
2013 3 4
2014 0 0
2015 0 3
2016 0 4
2017 0 5
2018 1 0
2019 0 5
2020 0 5
2021 6 1

Notable alumni

  1. Rachel Roy

    Rachel Roy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Rachel Irene Roy is an American-Indian-Dutch fashion designer.

  2. Ted N. C. Wilson

    Ted N. C. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    theologianpastor
    Biography

    Ted N. C. Wilson is the current president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  3. Roscoe Bartlett

    Roscoe Bartlett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Enrolled in Washington Adventist University
    In 1947 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianassistant professor
    Biography

    Roscoe Gardner Bartlett Jr. is an American politician who was U.S. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and was a member of the Tea Party Caucus. At the end of his tenure in Congress, Bartlett was the second-oldest serving member of the House of Representatives, behind fellow Republican Ralph Hall of Texas.

  4. Charles F. McMillan

    Charles F. McMillan
    Occupations
    physicistnuclear physicist
    Biography

    Charles F. McMillan is an American nuclear physicist and served as the 10th director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His appointment was effective June 1, 2011. He succeeded Michael R. Anastasio. On September 5, 2017, McMillan announced he would be leaving the director position at the end of the year.

General info

Alternative names WAU
Founded 1904
Motto Gateway to Service
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 161
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 7600 Flower Ave
Takoma Park, Maryland, 20912
United States
City population 18,000
Phone 3018914000

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