B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Washington & Jefferson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301

Washington & Jefferson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Washington & Jefferson College

Cost

Net Price
$27,315/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,017/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,180/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,421/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,368/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,139/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,342Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Smart
    37%
  • Business in the front, party in the back.
    26%
  • Hard-working, kind, social
    16%
  • Kind
    11%
  • Kind but egocentric
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • It's what you make of it
    52%
  • Excellent
    29%
  • The epitome of liberal arts schools failing.
    10%
  • I havent attended yet. I will in the fall
    5%
  • It was/is the perfect fit
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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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.
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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 students, administration and professors care to help make your time on our campus the best. We are well known for being very close with our prior alumni. And there are a lot of opportunities to speak with them. Both online, at Roslin Center, we're our college and career services is, and even during our homecoming events. I have a mentor on campus who is also an alumni who is helping me carve my future. I also work closely with my professors and advisors. Academically it does well.

Although campus life slacks. They do have events that are free. But often it runs during holidays, and certain areas of the semesters. If it's not the beginning of the new semester, homecoming, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It's up to the clubs you attend, the friends you meet, and whatever you decide to do with yourself.