The White-Gravenor building on the Georgetown University campus.

Washington is one of the nation’s top college towns. The capital and the surrounding region boast a variety of schools, public and private, that fill distinctive academic niches. Some have national or global reputations for excellence. For detailed Post coverage of selected colleges and universities, click an icon on the map below and then click on a school’s name to go to its individual page. Scroll out on the interactive map to see schools in Maryland and Virginia, or choose schools from the list below it. This is not a comprehensive list of schools in the Washington region, and we’ll be adding more throughout the coming school year.



The Washington Post’s detailed coverage of Washington area schools: