General Information About Washington College
In 1782, George Washington agreed to give his name to Washington College, an independent institution of the liberal arts and sciences on the Chester River, at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. Here the College’s founder, William Smith, sought to create an environment in which students would think “closely and justly,” develop the arts of “writing, speaking, acting, and living well” and thus be freed from “all prejudices, with relations to idle disputes, distinctions, and opinions, till liberal education and ripe judgment should make them capable of thinking for themselves.” More than two centuries later, Washington College continues to affirm these ideals.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Town: Distant
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 4,498 Percent Admitted 72% Men Admitted 69% Women Admitted 74% Full Time Retention Rate 84%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 530 630 Math 520 620 Writing 530 630
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 21 26
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,452 Native American 7 Asian 19 African American 66 Hispanic 14 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,396 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2