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Washington & Jefferson College
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, PA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
From Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College, proudly located in Washington, Pa., is a historic liberal arts college founded in 1781 that values ethical leadership, professional readiness, and inclusive communities. Our highly customized and intellectually engaging student experience develops professionals of uncommon integrity to lead in an ever-changing world.

W&J has simplified tuition! The traditional tuition pricing model in higher education has long been unnecessarily complicated for students and families seeking to determine the actual cost of a college education. Today's families are more cost conscious than ever and wish to easily understand the true value an institution can offer them. That's why we're revising the published tuition price to more clearly reflect the actual amount students and their families now pay for tuition at W&J.

For the 2023-24 academic year, our published tuition price will be $27,605, a 44.4 percent reduction.

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Washington & Jefferson College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
April 1
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,477 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,377 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 45 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 46 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 46 responses

Majors

Practical & Liberating

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No two words better describe the value & importance of W&J's approach to education. That's why all W&J students study in two academic areas of study - you can pair neuroscience with history, accounting with art, or psychology with digital media. Your academic journey is yours to create. What will you choose?

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,158 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Smart
    35%
  • Business in the front, party in the back.
    25%
  • Hard-working, kind, social
    20%
  • Kind
    10%
  • Kind but egocentric
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 48 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • It's what you make of it
    50%
  • Excellent
    32%
  • The epitome of liberal arts schools failing.
    9%
  • I havent attended yet. I will in the fall
    5%
  • It was/is the perfect fit
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
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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