Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Ave, Takoma park, MD 20912
Tel: (301)891-4000
Private not-for-profit | 1,402 students
Columbia Union College is a private four-year coeducational, liberal arts college offering degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional fields. Located in a suburban setting inside the beltway near the nation’s capital, we are also a Christian college, affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

School Overview:

Washington Adventist University
CountyMontgomery County, MD
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
50 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,402 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,003 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
399 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,222 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
180 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted43%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)380-490450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)360-490460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)370-500440-570
ACT English (25-75%)16-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)15-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2320-25

School Notes:

  • Columbia Union Colleges is a small private college near the nation’s capital with deeply-felt Christian roots. As a result, the college displays excellence in terms of its own distinctiveness, with an emphasis on classes that are smaller and taught by professors who bring not only the kind of technical capability you would expect at a college at the nation’s capital, but also a strong sense of mission. This translates into a more personal style of teaching, where students are not lost in the shuffle, as is possible in larger institutions.
  • The Degrees we offered are MBA, BA, BM, BS, AA, AAS, and AS having a Student/Faculty Ratio of 12:1. We have also Special Programs: Adult Evening Program, External Degree Program, Study Abroad.
  • Columbia Union College is approximately seven miles north of the heart of Washington, D.C., and is located at the intersection of Carroll and Flower avenues (see street map) in Takoma Park, Maryland. CUC is located one mile from the Takoma Park Metro stop on the Red Line. CUC occupies 19 acres in Takoma Park, Maryland, near the nation's capital. Its world-class metropolitan setting affords unrivaled opportunity for learning, work, recreation, and service.
  • Columbia Union College is accredited by Maryland Higher Education Commission for granting associate (2-year) and baccalaureate (4-year) degrees.
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Goucher College
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McDaniel College
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