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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
From Washington & Jefferson College

We're out to get you. Like, really get you. Who you are. How you think. What you do.

We want to learn about the dreams you'll realize, the opportunities you'll seize, and the people you'll impact. We want to know all about you - everything that makes up that undeniable, nobody-else-like-you-in-the-world you. Because when we understand who you are and who you will become, we can help you forge the foundation to do anything.

Because when we get you, we can get you wherever you want to go.

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
82%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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%

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
1,350Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
38%
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%

    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

    Washington & Jefferson College Reviews

    685 reviews
    All Categories
    Everyone is really nice and helpful which makes it a little scary at first. Teachers are mostly flexible with student work load and are very understanding with athletes and anyone having trouble really. There are so many different events and places on campus that make it seem like home. This was definitely the best choice I made! However, my only problem is tuition, but the school gives you a whole bunch of scholarships and the financial aid department is very helpful with families & students.
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    W&J is a small liberal arts college outside of Pittsburgh, PA. And I mean small with less than 2,00 students! This allows for an amazing student to teacher ratio with great academic support. I know all of my professors, and the small classes mean that everyone gets attention. Although the academics are challenging, every major is good at W&J since the college doesn't just throw facts down your throat, you learn how to learn. I can now say going into my senior year that W&J has really shaped me as an individual. The Student Life is very big, with many clubs to join and a thriving Greek organization including almost half of campus! I can't forget about sports either, we are a competitive D3 school and many students are able to play their sport as well as thrive academically. W&J really does have every opportunity available, and is a close knit community that supports everyone. If you want to really get to know the school and see if it is right for you, come for a visit!
    The people in this campus, educators and students, are exceptional! My experience at Washington and Jefferson College have been nothing but pleasant and enjoyable. I definitely made the right choice picking Washington and Jefferson College. I feel right at home, as I should at College. The people you meet soon turn to people you consider family. If I had to pick my college again, it would be W&J without a doubt.