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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 $36,000.
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,381/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,559/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,689/ year
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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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,456Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    38%
  • Caucasian
    31%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Artistic
    8%
  • Rich
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Small
    35%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    26%
  • Home-like
    19%
  • Opportunistic
    16%
  • Mediocre
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ 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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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)! :)
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I love how engaged and dedicated the professors who work at this institution are, often times professors would rather meet over a cup of coffee rather than in their office which makes it personal and more comfortable. I have also had some amazing opportunities with the Signature Centers on campus such as the Starr Center and the Center for Environment and Society. At both of these facilities I have been working on professional skills and am getting hands on experience most Undergraduates do not get. For example, I have experience in curating, archiving ,museum design and in an archaeology lab setting. I would like to see the local community show more enthusiasm to college kids, all of them say they love the students but do not have College Student friendly hours. I also would like to see longer dining hall hours.
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.