Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives
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WAU was founded in 1904, and the campus is conveniently located at 7600 Flower Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland, where it offers easy access to all the nation’s capital has to offer. The university is named by the U.S. News & World Report within the Top 50 Best Northern Regional Colleges, and the WAU ENACTUS Team regularly ranks as a regional champion and places among the finalists in the national championships.

Visiting WAU: A visit to WAU includes meeting faculty members, getting to know your coaches, speaking with Admissions Counselors, talking and eating with current students, and a chance to attend our weekly campus convocation service. Find out what students do every day and get a feel for what life is like here at WAU.

The Gateway Tour – This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history and legacy of Washington Adventist University.

WAU at a Glance – A brief tour through our campus and a glimpse at our rich history.

On Site Admission Tour – Pick the tour that fits your schedule for the day. To be eligible for On Site Admissions, you must bring official transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores.

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Individual Student Tour

Group (non-SDA academy) Student Tour

Seventh-day Adventist Academy Group Tour

The Admissions Office is open for appointments during the following times*:

  • Monday: 10am-12pm and 1-4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-12pm and 1-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-11am and 1-4pm
  • Thursday: 10am-12pm and 1-4pm
  • Friday: 10am-12pm
  • *Tours are not available on Weekends, National Holidays, or due to inclement weather.


For out of state guests: WAU will reimburse travel costs and accommodations up to $250.00 for families of an accepted student. For more information please contact the Admission’s office at 301-891-4000.

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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.