Best Colleges in DC 2022

Best Colleges in DC 2022

Here are the best colleges and universities in DC. Our list will help you find the right kind of school for you.

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We’ve identified 8 colleges and universities in DC that meet our criteria. This list of the top colleges in DC below focuses on schools that offer bachelor’s degrees. The ranking features fully accredited public and private colleges and universities in DC.

Best Colleges in DC 2022

  1. #1

    Georgetown University

    Washington , DC
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2021 Ranking Archieve

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. Georgetown University
  2. George Washington University
  3. The Catholic University of America
  4. Howard University
  5. American University
  6. Gallaudet University
  7. Trinity Washington University
  8. University of the District of Columbia