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Takoma Park, MD (May 24, 2018) Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges website for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution’s academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.

The nominating body recognized the value of the university’s location, size, and diversity. Located in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU is a short bus or metro ride away from the nation’s capital, some of the biggest attractions, noteworthy companies and the world headquarters of the SDA church. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, our campus community offers an intimate environment in addition to students from nearly 40 countries and 32 states.

Also recognized was the school’s affordability. WAU’s cost of attendance is 18.7 percent less than the national average for colleges and well below other Seventh-day Adventist schools.

WAU offers nine graduate and 47 undergraduate programs, with courses also offered online. According to the U.S. Department of Education students who attend WAU, earn 64 percent more than the national average with salaries over $43,000.

“WAU has influenced me and pushed me to see the world in a new and exciting angle. I can feel God working in this place! The professors are great! Ph.D., experienced full-time professors, the proximity to DC opens so many doors; we are a close-knit family of students, faculty, and staff.” One student told the Best Value Colleges selection committee.

For more information about Washington Adventist University, go to wau.edu.

Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north. 

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Emeraude Victorin, 301-576-0193, news@wau.edu