Washington Adventist University (Columbia Union College)

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Columbia Union College can be found in Takoma Park, MD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled each year at Columbia Union College.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to Columbia Union College. A score in the range of 820 - 1030 on the SAT exam, or 15 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Columbia Union College average GPA (2.64 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Columbia Union College has an acceptance rate of around 59% with 9% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .wau.edu.

Overall Columbia Union College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Washington Adventist University was reported as 58.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,530 applications submitted to Columbia Union College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Columbia Union College ACT Scores: 15 - 25
  • Columbia Union College Average GPA: 2.64 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Washington Adventist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Columbia Union College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Washington Adventist University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 33.7%
  • 2017-2018: 61.8%
  • 2018-2019: 51.9%
  • 2019-2020: 58.8%
  • Projected Columbia Union College Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 50.3%

How Does Columbia Union College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Washington Adventist University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity Washington University96.7%
Gallaudet University61.2%
Marymount University81.0%
Capitol College83.4%
St John's College59.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Columbia Union College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 520
Math400 - 510
Total Score820 - 1030
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 25
Math15 - 22
Composite Score15 - 25
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