Washington Adventist University

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Map of Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Maryland

Washington Adventist University embodies the phrase “best of both worlds.” The campus is just a few miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, a place we consider our hands-on learning laboratory (and an amazing career and internship resource). Plus, we’re located in a beautiful, quiet suburb right outside of the city. Relax on campus, catch a game from one of our NAIA Division I teams or stroll through the nearby 200+ miles of hiking trails. Visit our campus or apply now free!

Washington Adventist University science students
Washington Adventist University students leading worship
Washington Adventist University students
Washington Adventist University men's basketball player
Washington Adventist University orchestra and choir
Washington Adventist University soccer players
Washington Adventist University campus building
Washington Adventist University women's basketball player
Washington Adventist University student baptism
Washington Adventist University Gateway to Service

Washington Adventist University Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Business Administration, Entrepreneurship (BS)
  • Business Administration, Finance (BS)
  • Business Administration, International Business (BS)
  • Business Administration, Management (BS)
  • Business Administration, Marketing (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Counseling Psychology (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • Fitness and Sport Science (BS)
  • General Studies (BA)
  • General Studies (BS)
  • Health Science (BS)
  • Health and Fitness Management (BS)
  • History (BA)
  • Honors Interdisciplinary (BA)
  • Information Systems (BS)
  • Liberal Studies, Early Childhood Education/Special Education (BA)
  • Liberal Studies, Elementary Education/Special Education (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Medical Imaging (BS)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music Performance (BM)
  • Music Performance Voice (BM)
  • Music Therapy (BM)
  • Nursing (BS)
  • Philosophy and Religion (BA)
  • Political Studies (BA)
  • Pre-Chiropractic (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Dentistry (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Law (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Medicine (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Optometry (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Osteopathy (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Pharmacy (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Public Health (Pre-Professional)
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Public Communication, Public Relations (BA)
  • Public Communication, Intercultural Communications (BA)
  • Radiologic Technology (AAS)
  • Religion, Metropolitan Ministry (BA)
  • Social Work (Andrews University track, BS)
  • Theology, Metropolitan Ministry (BA)
  • Theology, Pastoral Ministry (BA)

Learn more about Washington Adventist University graduate degrees here.


  • Basketball, soccer, volleyball, indoor soccer, flag football, ping pong

Washington Adventist University The Shock intercollegiate teams (sport, gender, league):

  • Basketball (M/F, NAIA Division 1, USCAA
  • Cross Country (M/F, NAIA Division 1, USCAA)
  • Soccer (M/F, NAIA Division 1, USCAA)
  • Volleyball (F, NAIA Division 1, USCAA)


  • Acro Airs

Athletic scholarships:

  • Yes

Sports and fitness facility highlights:

  • Artificial turf soccer field
  • Tennis courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Weight room
  • Sligo Creek riding and walking trails


Washington Adventist University: the Adventist college near the Nation’s capital.

At Washington Adventist University, education is faith-based and student-focused. The university offers more than 32 majors and academic programs, including associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees.

You come to college to learn– so, naturally, the learning resources on or near campus are extremely important. At Washington Adventist University, the term “Learning Resources” encompasses a great deal more than is typical at most universities. We consider Washington, D.C., where more than 190 countries are represented, a living and learning laboratory. It is the center for government, professional, and business organizations as well as the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

At Washington Adventist University, education is about far more than imparting knowledge– it’s about mentoring, nurturing, encouraging, and supporting students in their journey of faith. It reaches far beyond worship services, but into the classroom, residence halls, student organizations, and mission opportunities that allow students to put faith into action. Students take spiritual life seriously and participate on campus and throughout the region in spiritually focused activities.

At Washington Adventist University there are several world class programs which make the university unique. The Honors Program provides academically gifted and talented students the opportunity to engage and explore subject material in depth and with more choices, inspiring them to excel as independent learners and investigators within a collaborative learning community.

Music performance is another program of excellence at Washington Adventist University. World class music  groups regularly perform at Carnegie Hall and numerous other venues nationally and internationally.

Washington Adventist University’s sports program includes both intercollegiate and intramural sports for men and women. Student athletes are encouraged to develop their physical, mental and spiritual life. It’s not just winning the game, but preparing students for success in all aspects of their life. Washington Adventist University is a member of both the NAIA Division I and USCAA athletic programs.

As you consider Washington Adventist University, please know that every student is important and that Washington Adventist University is here to help you achieve your educational goals and your life goals.


We’d love to see you at Washington Adventist University soon! To set up your visit, call (800) 835-4212 or (301) 891-4080.

High school seniors, click here to start your FREE online application today or visit our web site for more information.