7600 Flower Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-4080
About Columbia Union College
  • Year of Foundation 1904
  • Size of Campus 19 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Seventh-day Adventist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,018
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 62%, 38%, 43%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 893
Washington Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist liberal arts university operating in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States. Since 2008, when its new president Weymouth Spence announced a restructuring, the school has seen its enrollment increase by 50%. Washington Adventist University was established in 1904 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as Washington Training College. In 1907, it was renamed Washington Foreign Mission Seminary, in 1914, Washington Missionary College, in 1961, Columbia Union College, and in 2009 received its current name. The current president of the college is Weymouth Spence, who has announced plans for structural changes to attempt to revitalize the school. The changes are described in detail in a document called The Plan. President Spence succeeded Randal Wisbey, who left in 2007 for La Sierra University. The resident agent is The Corporation Trust, Inc., in Baltimore, MD.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Seventh-day Adventist Church;
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union;
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Alumni Weekend, Taste of Takoma, Parents Weekend, Graduation Weekend
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Eta Sigma; Alpha Chi; Lambda Beta; Phi Alpha Theta; Psi Chi; Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities N/A
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington DC (12), Baltimore (30)
  • Distance to nearest train Washington DC (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Silver Spring (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 48%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 500
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 141,152
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Subscriptions 382
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 300
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Electronic access to more than 9000 full text journals.
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 7,500
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 33%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 71%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis