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Washington & Jefferson College
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, PA

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Report Card

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

Register today for your augmented reality Uncommon Tour with W&J! An Uncommon Tour is your Augmented Reality Experience of Washington & Jefferson College. This brand new campus tour option is your chance to have your questions answered in real time while you have a one-on-one experience with one of our best and brightest W&J tour guides. We love W&J and want you to see how this is where Changemakers get their start! Visit washjeff.edu/visit to register for this brand new unique experience today!

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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

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
85%
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
$26,787 / 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
$35,421 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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
1,259 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • 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
96%
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
  • 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%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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