Top Universities in Washington, D.C.

Following are the top leading universities in Washington, D.C.:

Georgetown University - It is ranked 68th in the National Association of College and University Business Officers' (NACUBO) 2010 assessment of 842 U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher learning.

Howard University - It was chartered in 1867 by an Act of Congress to educate youth in the liberal arts and sciences and other departments. Howard University is ranked in the top 100 in the 2010 U.S. News ranking of Best National Universities.

George Washington University - The school's undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally ranked by premier organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and Financial Times.

American University Washington D.C. - Princeton Review Best Colleges (2009) rated AU a great school for journalism majors. Hollywood Reporter ranks AU as one of the country's top film schools.

University of the District of Columbia - It is a comprehensive public institution offering quality, affordable postsecondary education to District of Columbia residents at the certificate, associate's, baccalaureate, and graduate levels.

Catholic University of America - It is the only American university with ecclesiastical faculties granting canonical degrees in canon law, philosophy and theology.

Gallaudet University - It is the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Gallaudet is a leader in uses of technology in its academic programs and services.

Strayer University -  The University is licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission, the Florida Department of Education, the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education, and the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

National Defense University - It is the nation's premier joint professional military education institution. The University's main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.

Trinity Washington University - It is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and maintains this status through periodic review.