Washington & Jefferson College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Washington & Jefferson College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Washington & Jefferson College Reviews
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W&J certainly prepares for you any type of graduate school and on the academic/professional front. However, the do not really prepare you for the pains of post-college life: being an adult. The free laundry, easy to get campus meals and living on site definitely makes it easier to do classwork, socialize with friends and compete in sports but does not help students develop the basic skills of being an adult: buying groceries, paying rent, etc. Overall, I loved my time at W&J. I got to play lacrosse, excel at school and found a great group of friends. The school needs to figure out a way to make tuition more affordable and spread the funding around--they try to push the school into the 21st century too fast while some buildings are falling behind. Certain students are put above the rest because of what their academic pathway is or if they play a sport but I think the professors are fantastic, the activities are great and there is a lot of opportunity to grow here.
So far, in my first year at Washington & Jefferson College, I am very happy with the education that I am receiving; the thing I am enjoying the most is the interaction and hands-on involvement I have with my professors. Despite the college being in the small town of Washington, PA, it is not too far from the city of Pittsburgh. Another major aspect of the college that I find very important is how student-oriented the school is. The rigorous workload, so far, has paid off and I can already feel the effects of this liberal arts education. One thing that I'd like to see improve on campus is the diversity, both in the staff as well as the student body. As an African American, it can be disheartening being constantly reminded that I am a minority due to the lack of diversity and representation from other people of color on this campus. Despite this problem, I am very satisfied with my college choice and eagerly await the opportunities to pursue in the next three years that I am here.
The opportunities available to the students, both academically and extracurricular, are simply indescribable. The faculty and staff truly care about the students and are amiable and approachable. Although the academics are rigorous, students are exposed to wide-range of subject matter, leading to a well-rounded education and the ability to impact the world upon graduation.