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Washington College
Washington College 300 Washington Ave Chestertown, MD 21620 Phone: (410) 778-2800
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • 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
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • 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 7.0
    Asian 19.0
    African American 66.0
    Hispanic 14.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,396
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2

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