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Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University is a private university with a liberal arts tradition, offering a dynamic blend of professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded in scenic Takoma Park in 1904, it is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers a Christian education to students of differing faiths from around the world. Its vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.

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Library services

Weis Library

Medical services

The university is concerned for the health and well-being of each student.  A physician and/or nurse practitioner are available nearby for consultation by appointment. Fees for their services may be placed on the student’s account. The emergency facilities of Washington Adventist Hospital, adjacent to the campus, are available to students.

Student Life

Campus life

WAU occupies 19 acres in Takoma Park, Maryland, near the nation’s capital. Its world-class metropolitan setting affords unrivaled opportunity for learning, work, recreation, service and worship.

Student clubs

  • ACM (Computer Club), 
  • Active Minds, 
  • Acro-Airs Gymnastics, 
  • African Student Union, 
  • Alpha Chi, Junior/Senior Honor Society,
  • Alpha Kappa Mu, Computer Science Honor Society, 
  • Brass Ensemble, Department of Music, 
  • Campus Ministries,
  • Caribbean Student Union, 


WAU is accredited by:

  • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • The Commission on Higher Education

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

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