Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

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Do You. Do It All. Do It Here.

Do you want to craft your own curriculum?
Do you want to graduate college with hands-on job experience?
Do you want professors who never turn down the chance for a one-on-one conversation?
Do you want a college community that embraces you for who you are? 

Washington College knows when it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we offer many options to create your own compelling class schedule and work toward a major that truly inspires you. We get that learning shouldn’t only happen in the classroom—that’s why we offer internships, research fellowships, and countless other opportunities for hands-on learning outside of class. We also get that the college experience should be more than class schedules and study sessions—that’s why we have more than 80 on-campus clubs and organizations to connect you with what you love to do in your free time.

Washington College is a place where you can do you. Take classes that inspire you, find a major that prepares you for success, make friends who get you, join clubs and groups that fulfill you. Come to Washington College and do you.



#85 among national liberal arts colleges | U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023


#95 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023


#106 in Top Performers in Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023


#6 Top-Ranked Colleges & Universities in Maryland by StateUniversity.com


Included in The Best 386 Colleges | The Princeton Review 2023


Chestertown, a charming location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is heaven for the adventurous spirit who loves the outdoors (and also for those who enjoy a vibrant, close-knit community full of fun shops and activities)—and where else would we be able to fit a 4,700-acre living lab like our River and Field Campus? Plus, with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. within day-tripping distance, there are plenty of solutions for the occasional urban craving.

Signature centers

Washington College is home to the Center for Environment & Society, the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. Each signature center is linked to a broad intellectual community and provides programming, events, internships, and coursework that complement WC’s diverse academic departments and programs. Students from all majors can get involved with the centers as early as their first semester to gain hands-on experience and make the most of learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

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