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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
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Washington College is an above-average private college located in Chestertown, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,346 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Washington College acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 73% of students, Washington College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,900.
300 Washington Ave
Chestertown, MD 21620
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference

Washington College Rankings

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Washington College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
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
$31,528/ 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
$33,014/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,346Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
21
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • 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
  • 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
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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I just recently graduated from Washington College and wanted to leave my thoughts after four years.
In short, it has its ups and downs. Starting with the positives, parts of Chestertown are beautiful in all seasons and worth visiting. The town is full of interesting shops and characters that help keep student life interesting. The campus itself is nice. The professors here are engaging and interesting people, which helps with the small class size.
However, there have been some administrative issues. Part of the Board of Governors (who de facto run the college) operate the college from a financial standpoint with austere measures, which results in crucial budget cuts to student organizations. Furthermore, the town has had issues with racists harassing students of color, and the administration has only given lukewarm responses. This has been especially pronounced the last couple years, leaving a tense and dull environment to some.
There is potential growth at WC, but know what's up.
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I have only been at Washington College for one semester and it was online. I have gone on two overnight visits, however, and I've fallen in love with the school. Great academics, small school feel with solid athletics. I hope we go back to in person classes soon!
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!