Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park

Takoma Park, MD

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Washington Adventist University offers 225-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 45%. The most popular test is SAT - 36% of students submitted it in comparison to 11% of students who submitted ACT. 36.7% are women, and 63.3% are men. 4% percents of international students. Washington Adventist University is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Washington Adventist University is 17040$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $23695 and $31895 per year. 38% of full-time Washington Adventist University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Washington Adventist University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Washington Adventist University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,944
$30,001 - $48,000$16,527
$48,001 - $75,000$15,327
$75,001 - $110,000$19,759

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4250

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


772 of Washington Adventist University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Washington Adventist University number 34 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Washington Adventist University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Washington Adventist University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Washington Adventist University graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Washington Adventist University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Washington Adventist University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 64%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 19%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Washington Adventist University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 22%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Washington Adventist University full-time retention rate is 69% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Washington Adventist University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1050 - 1420

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 340 - 470
Math: 360 - 460
Writing: 350 - 490

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Washington Adventist University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
14 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 23
Math: 15 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Washington Adventist University is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Washington Adventist University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Washington Adventist University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 7600 Flower Ave address in Takoma Park, Maryland.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Washington Adventist University with 0.95% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Washington Adventist University offers 225 programs in total: 132 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Associate's degree, 24 - for Master's degree, 18 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Washington Adventist University is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the Washington Adventist University: 6 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Washington Adventist University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 795 students with 23860 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 141 with 3379 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Washington Adventist University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This might hurt so watch out. Seventh Day Adventist be aware this school is having trouble keeping the Sabbath. When walking into the caffiteria the school collects money even on the Sabbath. The spiritual life is not Good either. This campus has some good teachers but others could be viewed even as Jesuit trained. The theology department there needs much strengthening. The financial aid is terrible as well. Nothing with student finances is straight forward. If you don't believe me ask the conservative students of the campus and they will tell you the truth. You will hear sermons that bring in spiritualism, that are shallow. This is not a missionary school as it was first designed to be. Most of the good reviews are posted by the staff. Be aware Satan is Strong on this campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I'm writing this review on behalf of my husband and everything he's gone through. WAU has not handled my husband's issues professionally since the time he started there in 2010. He graduated in December 2014, after his professors cleared him to graduate. It was only four years later, when he went to renew his teaching contract and was receiving an "intern" pay salary that we discovered WAU was not releasing his transcripts because they had him in their records as not graduated. He was missing a 100-level BIO class. This was the first time we had heard of it, and his advisors as well. After trying multiple times over the course of a school year to contact people and resolve the issue, we still aren't in the clear, even after he passed a CLEP exam.WAU has been extremely difficult to work with. He has not received timely responses to his phone calls or emails, he's often left in the dark over the paperwork he needs to complete or have completed by other departments, and this whole situation should have been avoided in the beginning by the registrar's office not clearing him to graduate if a 100-level BIO class was the issue.Unfortunately, this is not unique. We both have had friends who have "graduated" from WAU to find out, when their transcripts are needed, that they have not graduated because they were missing basic level courses not relevant to their careers. WAU will not pardon this, even though it is clearly an institutional issue, so past students are left without diplomas until they finish the courses YEARS later.I do not recommend WAU, and have been so highly disappointed in their lack of professionalism, timeliness, and attention to detail every time I or my husband has worked with them.

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Overall Rating:

cool school around my home

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

A former student had to leave Washington Adventist University because they were being discriminated against their race. They went to a different Adventist University. I am glad that Washington Adventist University did not receive the rest of money since they went to different Adventist University. They are pretending to be Christian while doing the work for the devil. They are all about money. They are liar, selfish, wicked, ungrateful, and jealous. They refused to help the students. I am looking forward for them to be punished on Judgement's Day.

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Overall Rating:

I am here now but not feeling good.constantly in pain can't get nothing to eat. Starving to death. 3rd day no food. Wanna go home oh and they keep asking have I been smoking.....really?? I don't smoke hardly ever. Point blank. And I'm not stupid I wouldn't smoke in a Damn hospital when I can clearly walk.Duh

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Location & Website

Address: 7600 Flower Ave


Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventists

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3018914000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wau.edu

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