Founded in 1904, Washington Adventist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Takoma Park (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant ((Seventh Day Adventist - www.adventist.org)) religion. Washington Adventist University (WAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 112 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.