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Acceptance Rate 41.31%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 22.76%
Applicants 110,948
Admitted 45,835
Enrolled 10,432

Applying To District Of Columbia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 41.31% at District Of Columbia colleges and universities where total 110,948 students have applied and 45,835 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $80.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to District Of Columbia colleges.
General Admission Information of District Of Columbia Colleges
Open Admission Policy8 out of 27 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 80.00
Average Acceptance Rate41.31%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.76%
Average Test Scores1,277 SAT / 27 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 110,948 students (38,389 men and 72,436 women) applied to and 45,835 (15,336 men and 30,739 women) students were accepted to admit District Of Columbia Colleges. Among them, 3,464 men and 7,008 women were enrolled into District Of Columbia schools. The average acceptance rate is 41.31% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 22.76%. The table below shows the District Of Columbia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for District Of Columbia Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants110,94838,38972,436
Admitted45,83515,33630,739
Enrolled10,4323,4647,008
Acceptance Rate 41.31% 39.95% 42.44%
Enrollment Ratio 22.76% 22.59% 22.80%
[Chart]District Of Columbia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For District Of Columbia college, 3,182 students (31.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,846 students (24.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,385 and 25th percentile score is 1,169. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 87 and 25th percentile score is 73. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at District Of Columbia colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at District Of Columbia Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590.00695.00
SAT Math579.00690.00
ACT Composite25.0029.00
ACT Math23.0028.00
ACT English25.0030.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - District Of Columbia Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - District Of Columbia Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - District Of Columbia Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In District Of Columbia State, 18 schools use semester calendar systems and 2 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester18 out of 27 schools
Quarter2 out of 27 schools
Trimester0 out of 27 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 27 schools
Other academic year1 out of 27 schools
Differs by program0 out of 27 schools
Continuous4 out of 27 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 27 schools
Next table describes credits that District Of Columbia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits12 out of 27 schools
Credits for Life Experiences8 out of 27 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits13 out of 27 schools
Credit for Military Training9 out of 27 schools

Application Requirements

6 District Of Columbia schools require High School GPA and 8 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 2 District Of Columbia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to District Of Columbia colleges.
Admission Checklist for District Of Columbia Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA61
High School Rank00
High School Record (or Transcript)80
Completion of College Preparatory Program52
Recommendations80
Formal Demonstration of Competencies14
Admission Test Scores21
TOEFL41
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00