Washington Adventist University

Experience the WAU Difference.

Our vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.

Programs Designed for Adult Learners

Undergraduates and Graduates can take a step up with WAU’s accredited, accelerated and affordable adult evening programs!

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Raising the Bar On Excellence.

Creating a space for students to expand their horizons and grow as successful professionals is at the center of our philosophy.

Innovating with new facilities and infrastructure.

We’re continuing to plan and innovate for the future through capital campaigns and updates to our campus. Schedule a tour today!

Competitive Athleticism with a Difference

We offer our student athletes an opportunity to compete on the national stage within the safety of a Christian environment.

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Education

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Become A Student

WAU students are daring, intelligent, inquisitive, and noble. Interested in becoming a WAU student? This is where to start.

Explore Our Academic Programs

WAU challenges our students with thought-provoking and stimulating courses. Explore our catalog to find the courses that best suit your needs.

Take A Campus Tour

Whether you live on campus or off, WAU will become your home away from home. Take a look around and explore the campus for yourself.

Explore Our Three Schools

Three schools, one mission: Student Success. Delve into the world of WAU with our schools of Arts & Social Sciences, Graduate and Professional Studies, and Health Professions, Science & Wellness.

WAU School of Art and Social Studies
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School of Arts & Social Sciences

The School of Arts & Sciences puts students on the path to success in the modern world, focusing on writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity. 

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School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Our graduate program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to transition into graduate studies, enhancing their skills to make an impact on the workplace.

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School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

Taught by accomplished practitioners and distinguished scholars, The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching educated for future health sciences professionals. 

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Join Our Honors College

Our Honors College provides high-achieving students with extra opportunities to grow as leaders and explore deeper subject matters academically.

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WAU By The Numbers

We are constantly raising the bar for higher education, making sure everyone has a chance to learn and experience excellence.

100%

Licensure Pass Rate and Job Placement Rate for Radiologic Technology

96%

Of undergraduate freshmen received grant financial aid

2%

Top 2% in addressing the graduation rate gap between wealthy students and those in poverty.

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Countries are represented in our diverse student body

News & Announcements

All the latest news brought right to your screen. Find out what’s new with Washington Adventist University and stay on top of our latest announcements here.

January 22, 2020

Celebrate King

"If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, 'brethren!' Be careful; teachers!"  Martin Luther King Jr., "The Purpose of Education" for…