Washington, DC
Tuition (in-state)
$14,540 ($7,244)
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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Its not that Diverse everyone is excepted and everyone is getting along

5 College Junior

Diversity: all opinions are excepted and welcome

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2 College Junior

Diversity: I AM ONLY GREEK HERE. I can't get in Greek club even though I speak Greek better than all in club. The Tuks girl don't like me. I don't see no Indians like on TV I thought US have Indians but no only Indians are in IT they always study all the time and help fix my computer. Sandeep and Rajiv can fix any computer but I can't understand anything they say.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly blacks and Hispanics, Christians and Muslims. You shouldn't expect to get any sort of discrimination unless you are maybe a devil-worshiper or awkward-looking.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Ethnic minorities and international students have a notable presence.

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  • 117th
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  • 358th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jasmine Grant
Urban Studies
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The University of the District of Columbia is a historically black university and it started out as an all-girls school, so a large portion of the student body is black women. However, the students at UDC are very diverse since many of them or their parents were not born in the United States. English is not the first language for many of the students, and a large percentage are first-generation college students.

The student body represents countries in Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, the Middle East, and Europe. There is also a wide range in the students’ beliefs and preferences.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 4%
20-21: 11%
22-24: 16%
25+: 62%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 56%
Asian American: 16%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 25%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
The University has a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Support Association (LGBT).
Political Activity
Students are politically diverse here.
Economic Status
UDC is the only public university in DC. The tuition is a very good deal, which is appealing to students from middle- to lower-income households.
Most Common Religions
There are a lot of religions practiced on campus, including Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, and Buddhism.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The International Club is one of the most active student organizations on campus. It sponsors International Week, which has different events. You don't have to be a International student to be a member.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 28% Moderate
  • 28% Liberal
  • 10% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 46% Not sure
  • 21% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 28 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 32 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 14% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 79% Very accepting.


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