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Washington College
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  • 4 Year
  • CHESTERTOWN, MD

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Based on CDC recommendations, WC's indoor mask mandate has been lifted. We strongly recommend the use of face masks in indoor public settings in these scenarios: You are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. You have had close contact with someone who tested positive. You are unvaccinated/not yet fully vaccinated. You have underlying health concerns that increase your personal risk factors. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  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
  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

Founded in 1782, Washington College was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America. We are committed to giving our students the chance to succeed on their own terms through purposeful choices, enabling a healthy and regenerative global community. There is no one-size-fits-all at Washington College: from double-majoring, to internships, to study abroad and interdisciplinary programs, you can shape your ideal education. Our student body draws roughly 1,100 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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
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
$29,570 / 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
$36,015 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 33 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Environmental Science & Studies at WC

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Washington College, located between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches, is in a unique location for the study of the environment. Washington College students use the Chesapeake Bay Region—its farms and waterways, its history and culture, its people and their environmental concerns—as a learning laboratory. Students can pursue an environmental science or an environmental studies major.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,075 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Welcoming
    34%
  • Caucasian
    31%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Artistic
    7%
  • Introverted
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Rich
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 55 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Small
    31%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    26%
  • Home-like
    17%
  • Opportunistic
    14%
  • Strict
    6%
  • Mediocre
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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