About BAU

Bay Atlantic University is a private, non-profit university in Washington, DC that offers higher education programs to domestic and international students at its centrally located campus, just a short walk from the White House.

Bay Atlantic University is established as a New Generation University which is defined by six key aspects: Affordable, Focused, Global, Connected, Central and Dynamic; aspects that are measured within the strategic planning process. 


We believe that high quality education doesn’t have to come at a high cost. BAU strives to make high quality education available for everyone.

We put our students in the best position to succeed in their careers/lives by offering degree programs that are in high demand fields and rapidly growing. Additionally, being in the heart of DC, we know our environment, which is why we offer degrees in Politics, Business, and Information Sciences: the three core industries that power DC and the world.

We believe in education without borders! We encourage our students to be global citizens. The international environment on campus enables them to learn about other cultures and discuss global matters with different perspectives in the courses.

BAU is well-connected to the DC Community through our business partnerships, faculty networks, and community service.

The whole city is our campus with easy access to key U.S. agencies, embassies, and leading international institutions (World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, etc.). Students are not limited to just on-campus events; students can attend numerous cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

BAU prides itself on providing a curriculum that reflects the current market trends and most up-to-date teaching methodologies. 

University Background

Founded: 2014
School Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Dolphin
Motto: “Peace through Education” – “Concordia per Eruditionem”

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Phuong Do

I love the experience here at Bay Atlantic University. The university is in the center of Washington D.C., the capital of the US. My friends and I have a wonderful time here at BAU and love the learning experience. It is really an honor to study in a high quality university that gives us top notch education, paving the way for success in our future careers.

Enkhjinzaya Ganbold

I love the fact that the university is so diverse.

Izel Ugur

The professors at Bay Atlantic University are diverse, not only in terms of their international backgrounds, but also their professional backgrounds. Being able to hear how the theories connect to their real-life experiences has been invaluable to my studies.

Qazi Khan

It is great to be a part of such an international environment in my everyday life because it has provided me with a different perspective of the world. And now I have good friends from many different countries.

Uyanga Batsukh

After completing the MBA Entrepreneurship program at BAU, I feel more confident in taking the next step towards starting my own business.

Daniel Giraldo

Great location, great staff, and great learning experience. Qualified teachers with an extended work experience.

Aghamirza Fazel

It has been a great experience here at BAU. Especially learning from the professors who are great and very helpful at any given circumstance. They are always friendly.

Mauricio Facciolla

I had great professors who taught me important skills and concepts that I applied daily in my job. These skills helped me to grow and stand out in the company I work for. The location and the building are awesome, providing great experiences. The student body is very diverse; great to learn about different cultures.

Phuong Vo, Vietnam

“I am a normal girl, but I have a big ambition. That’s living the truest and most beautiful life. I think the risk is always better than the regret. I am happy to be here at BAU and living a life I have always dreamed of. I prayed faithfully and worked hard for this opportunity. Moreover, thank you so much my beloved family for all their unlimited support and unconditional love. Thank you BAU for this opportunity!”