B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  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

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
56%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1280
ACT Scores Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Washington College

Cost

Net Price
$30,968/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,246/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,728/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,122/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,493/ year

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,417Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    41%
  • Caucasian
    36%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Artistic
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • A small-town tight knit community
    26%
  • Home-like
    22%
  • Opportunistic
    19%

After Washington College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
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

Washington College Reviews

627 reviews
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When I first came to WAC, I thought the party life was going to be bland. I strongly considered transferring to a bigger school, thinking I would get a better experience. Turned out WAC knows how to have a good time, considering how small a school we are and that we are in the middle of nowhere. Plus, alcohol is pretty cheap in Maryland compared to most places. My advice to you is to give it a chance, take advantage of what you have, and live life to the fullest! Just because we are a small school doesn't mean we know how to party/drink!
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When I first came to WAC, I though the party life was going to be bland. I strongly considered transferring to a bigger school, thinking I would get a better experience. Turn out WAC knows how to have a good time, considering how small a school we are and that we are in the middle of nowhere. Plus, alcohol is pretty cheap in Maryland compared to most places. My advice to you is to give WAC a chance, take advantage of what you have, and live life to the fullest! Just because we are a small school doesn't mean we know to party/drink!
It is a small school but it has both aspects of large and small schools. Don't fall into that trap of "you'll know everyone" or the "ALL of the professors are approachable." That is not the case. You won't know everyone because the school is spread out enough that you will still be meeting people in the spring of your junior year--who are also juniors! As for the professors, some are approachable but certainly not everyone. As well, campus housing isn't the nicest bunch of people and the room selection process is confusing.