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Campus Quality


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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are good resources available for students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A lot of the students at UDC are goal-oriented.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The school seems like a close knit community.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life is a dud most of the time, unless you have a close niche with certain folk

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The students, the teachers, and the support from the counselors.


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The main campus of the University of the District of Columbia is the Van Ness campus, which is located at Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street. There is also a new campus for the Community College at 801 N. Capital St. NE. The Community College of the District of Columbia is associated with UDC and has a much smaller campus in terms of number of buildings.

On the Van Ness campus, there are 11 buildings. Right now there are no traditional dorms or student centers on campus, but the University is in the process of developing these.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
9 acres
Student Centers
None, but plans have been made to have one built in the future.
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Building 41
Popular Places to Chill
4.0 Lounge
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
The University participates in Recyclemania, a national competition between schools. UDC is also committed to installing several green roofs. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Science (CAUSES) is a new school at UDC that offers classes like Sustainable Design.
Favorite Things To Do
Study, read, and relax.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are many organizations at UDC. For more information, visit the website of the Division of Student Affairs or call (202) 274-5210. The office for the Undergraduate Student Government Association is located in the same building as the bookstore, and the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary each get their own offices, as well as contact numbers.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Music ensembles
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
UDC is remodeling the Plaza Deck, which students use to get back and forth to their classes.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 37 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 36% The lectures and presentations from the community.
  • 36% The lectures from local and international speakers
  • 18% The basketball games
  • 9% The Alphas

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 45% To find a quite place to study.
  • 36% Explore the environminet
  • 9% Go to events
  • 9% Practice the piano.

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 50% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 0% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 29 responses

  • 10% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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