B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Washington College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
49%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1040-1280
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,658/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,919/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,935/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,178/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,714/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,725/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,458Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    40%
  • Caucasian
    32%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Artistic
    8%
  • Rich
    4%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Small
    37%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    27%
  • Home-like
    20%
  • Opportunistic
    17%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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After touring eight other schools, Washington College was stop number 9 and after that day I knew I didn't need to see another school, I was home! As someone who has seen Washington College from a variety of point of views I can honestly say there is no place better. Whether your passion is in athletics, student government, theatre or anything else on our long list of available opportunities you will find a home at WAC.

On the side of academics the professors are the ones who deserve so much credit. They will go out of their way to ensure that your are living up to your true potential. With class sizes of about 16-17 students it's hard to hide in the corner or skip class without your professor noticing. Trust me, this is a good thing. If you get the chance to visit campus be sure to swing your department of interest and talk to any of the professors there! Washington College is truly a special place.
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Washington College is an institution which felt like home to me from the very first time I had the opportunity to visit its campus. There is no shortage of opportunities for upward mobility and experience provided by the college. From the career center and its openness to assist students either in building or editing their resumes, to the wide array of internships which the college is willing to sponsor. The professors on campus are also eager resources, and provide a number of opportunities for students to practice their skills in their fields and to learn how to properly network with their community in order to build a name for themselves. The campus allows students many chances to serve as their own independent body and to dictate how their college experience will be shaped on their own terms.
The major concern with this school is the “party scene.” Obviously it’s not a large state school, but I think it might be even harder to find your place here socially. The “party scene” is divided by athletes and greek life that have off-campus houses. There are definitely people in with both groups, but this is kind of rare. ALMOST EVERY SINGLE PARTY YOU ATTEND WILL HAVE A LIST. This makes it hard to actually meet people at the party and “get on a list.” So from a “fun” “party” perspective this school is far from welcoming. However, the Student Event Board and other organizations have many opportunities for “good clean fun” which is fun until you get FOMO about not making the cut to be in the party scene. The town of chestertown has 3 bars total (2018) and one is a professor bar so it’s actually two.