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International Students

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is located on a quiet campus that is close to Washington, D.C., with easy access to all the city has to offer. Students who want to study in the United States can find no better place. The museums, galleries, libraries and cultural events provide education beyond the classroom.

Things to know about WAU:

  • Year the university was founded: 1904
  • Student population: 1,100 students of all faiths (representing 40 countries from around the globe)
  • Degree programs offered: 42 undergraduate and 8 graduate
  • Cost of attendance is lower than other private universities
  • International scholarships
  • Student Clubs: 33
  • Athletic Teams: men’s and women’s soccer, basketball and cross-country; women’s volleyball; and co-ed Acro-Airs gymnastics

Washington Adventist University is a learning community that is committed to the Seventh-day Adventist vision of excellence and service, challenging students to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.

Let us help you make your dream of a U.S. education a reality. We are pleased that you are interested in Washington Adventist University, and look forward to seeing you on campus.

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WAU international student program


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.