Washington: Collegetown, U.S.A.
Every fall, new college students from across the country and the world pour into Washington. Seven D.C. universities provided The Post a detailed dossier on 7,200 freshmen. (American University declined to participate.) These students hail from six continents and every state. Among them are one Nicaraguan, three North Dakotans, 23 Nigerians, 786 New Yorkers. This mosaic shows where Washington gets much of its young brainpower.