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Washington College
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  • 4 Year
  • CHESTERTOWN, MD

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Report Card

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

About

300 WASHINGTON AVE
CHESTERTOWN, MD 21620
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
From Washington College

When you consider Washington College, think beyond your definition of college. Think beyond classrooms and clubs. Think beyond residence halls and campus. Washington provides an experience that is focused on giving you a rigorous education with myriad opportunities to build experience in the real world in an unmatched location, all designed to propel you toward success.

As Maryland’s premier small college, we give you everything you expect from one of America’s top liberal arts colleges—challenging academic programs, a quality campus experience, and preparation for careers or graduate programs—but Washington also provides an incredible range of unique experiential learning opportunities that gives our graduates an advantage as they think beyond their college career.

Our student body draws roughly 1,000 students from 11 countries, and with a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 12, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd.

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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

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1040-1280
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,088 / 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
$31,368 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 37 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 53 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 53 responses

Majors

Princeton Review Ranks Washington College in Top 15%

academic spotlight

In the Princeton Review’s annual college guide, Washington College is named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates and ranked 9th on “Professors Get High Marks” because students resoundingly agreed that "Professors are interesting and bring their material to life." College Raptor named us a 2024 Hidden Gem based on graduation rates, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio, & more.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,015 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Welcoming
    31%
  • Caucasian
    25%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Artistic
    11%
  • Introverted
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Rich
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 61 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Small
    29%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    27%
  • Home-like
    15%
  • Opportunistic
    15%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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. 30 responses

Washington College Reviews

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