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Tuition & Fees

$44,700

$44,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
42%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
59%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,295
Declined + 3,425
Total Received 6,720
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Private (nonprofit)

1,479

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5888
ACT 1754

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School Facts

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 75 miles from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,479
Established in 1782
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Chestertown, MD

120-acre campus in Chestertown (population: 5,080), 75 miles from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Major airports serve Baltimore and Washington, DC; bus and train serve Wilmington, DE (50 miles).

Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 6% of male students
 
3 sororities 10% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
42%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
59%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,295
Declined + 3,425
Total Received 6,720

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Satyajit Dattagupta
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 422-1782
F: 410 778-7287
wc_admissions@washcoll.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,157,715
State $1,146,344
Institutional $18,871,456
Other external $524,434
Total $21,699,949

Non-need-based

Federal
State $4,850
Institutional $6,946,144
Other external $321,447
Total $7,272,441

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
field hockey
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Shoremen/Shorewomen
School colors
maroon and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art/Art History
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Drama
Economics
English
Environmental Science/Studies
History
Human Development
Humanities
Independent Major
International Language/Culture
International Studies
Mathematics/Computer Science
Modern Languages
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
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Undergraduate

100%

1,479
students

Female
56%
831

Male
44%
648

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,458
students

Female
57%
819

Male
43%
639

undergraduatePart-time

2%

21
students

Female
58%
12

Male
42%
9

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

37%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

56

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented China
France
Germany
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tony Littlefield
International Student Coordinator
410 778-7700
tlittlefield2@washcoll.edu

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