Acceptance Rate 35.86%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 26.44%
Applicants 96,317
Admitted 34,537
Enrolled 9,132

Applying To District Of Columbia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 35.86% at District Of Columbia colleges and universities where total 96,317 students have applied and 34,537 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $80.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to District Of Columbia colleges.
General Admission Information of District Of Columbia Colleges
Open Admission Policy8 out of 25 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 80.00
Average Acceptance Rate35.86%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.44%
Average Test Scores1,252 SAT / 27 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 96,317 students (34,378 men and 61,939 women) applied to and 34,537 (11,930 men and 22,607 women) students were accepted to admit District Of Columbia Colleges. Among them, 3,231 men and 5,901 women were enrolled into District Of Columbia schools. The average acceptance rate is 35.86% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.44%. The table below shows the District Of Columbia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for District Of Columbia Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 35.86% 34.70% 36.50%
Enrollment Ratio 26.44% 27.08% 26.10%
[Chart]District Of Columbia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For District Of Columbia college, 5,034 students (56.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,956 students (46.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,347 and 25th percentile score is 1,157. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 86 and 25th percentile score is 72. 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 Writing584.00673.00
SAT Math573.00674.00
ACT Composite24.0029.00
ACT Math23.0027.00
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 25 schools
Quarter2 out of 25 schools
Trimester0 out of 25 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 25 schools
Other academic year1 out of 25 schools
Differs by program0 out of 25 schools
Continuous4 out of 25 schools
Next table describes credits that District Of Columbia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits12 out of 25 schools
Credits for Life Experiences8 out of 25 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits13 out of 25 schools
Credit for Military Training9 out of 25 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 3 District Of Columbia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to District Of Columbia colleges.
Admission Checklist for District Of Columbia Colleges
High School GPA61
High School Rank00
High School Record (or Transcript)80
Completion of College Preparatory Program52
Formal Demonstration of Competencies14
Admission Test Scores31
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00