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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Washington College is an above-average private college located in Chestertown, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,456 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Washington College acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 76% of students, Washington College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
300 Washington Ave
Chestertown, MD 21620
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Washington 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
48%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1040-1280
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,636/ 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
$26,844/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,456Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    36%
  • Caucasian
    32%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Artistic
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Rich
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    27%
  • Home-like
    18%
  • Opportunistic
    15%
  • Mediocre
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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The campus is small, which gives me an opportunity to meet with professors one on one. I enjoy the campus, the organizations and clubs. My experience here at Washington College is great, I love meeting new people and actually getting involved in activities. I learned different interests in people, this school and the town. I wish the school can bring black sororities on campus, more black people so it can be diverse and change the food. Otherwise, I like my school!
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It's a great school. Once you find your niche in the campus it's very welcoming, and you know a lot of people! The professors are very tough, but understanding and want to see you succeed. There's been a lot of change over the past 4 years, and honestly it's made the campus even better, with more involvement from the College President, and more of his office asking what the students want to see and do with the school. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to push yourself, but make sure you're okay with a liberal arts education (you're gonna have to take a little bit of everything)! :)
Washington College offered me a wonderful and welcoming undergrad experience. A liberal arts college geared towards feeling like a family and challenging students in unique and supportive ways, my four years flew by and were filled with unforgettable opportunities. I spent most of my time in the theatre building (Gibson Center for the Arts), but I also enjoyed the Lifetime Fitness Center and the dining hall. Chestertown is a sweet, fun area with a lot to offer if you are willing to engage with the community and step off campus. The Rose O'Neill Literary House was another highlight for any aspiring writer or person who loves literature.