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Founded in 1782, Washington College. is a Private college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,479 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Washington College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 108 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Washington College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WC are considered More Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Washington College.
44 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
24 Students rated Washington College
The campus is beautiful. Classes are hard but good and professors are available for help.
This is a party school. More than my sibling's big state school. Partying is everywhere, all weekend, even with Covid happening. The college keeps it quiet so it was surprising to me how much partying happens. Weekends can be lonely if that's not your thing.
The people are by far the best thing about Washington College -- students and professors alike. The professors genuinely care about students as people, and many go above and beyond to connect with students who show an interest. There are several exemplary programs for students to engage in hands-on learning and resume building. Chesapeake Semester is the biggest one that comes to mind.
When I was a student, the administration was not good at dealing with mental illness and disabilities, which led to me dropping out. I try hard not to let that completely tarnish the many good memories I have of the school. If you struggle with anything more than the homesick blues, I highly recommend finding a therapist and/or psychiatrist outside of the Health Center who is better prepared and empowered to treat chronic mental illness. That might mean driving to another town on a regular basis because Chestertown is so small.
I like the school, and its slowly diversifying. The professors are wonderful and most students are involved in sports or greeklife or varities of clubs . There is a waterfront halfway from campus, so there's always a lot of things to do around there.
I absolutely love Washington College. I feel at home here and have since I set foot on campus on my first visit. I am extremely involved and there are always things to do on campus. This school is very personable. There are very tiny class sizes, and if you need to get something taken care of on campus, you can just walk right into someone's office.. even some of the higher ups such as Provost's and Directors of different areas. The staff are very willing to help students with anything they need. They are the nicest people I have ever met. I have gained so much confidence in myself since starting here at Washington.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Washington College is 49%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If i could go back and give myself advice as a high schooler, I would begin by saying that college is definetely an opportunity that can not be missed out on. I would tell myself to work harder in high school to prepare myself for the work load that is given in college. I would also tell my high school self that it helps to take college seriously. It is important to have fun while in college, but it is more important to do well especially since money is being put towards the college education. I would also tell myself that I need to find a way to balance working a job and school work because it is tough but important to stay ahead. Although one cannot go back in time to tell their past selves things that they want to know, I am fortunate to know the things that I do know now.
When I tell my friends about my school I tell them how much fun I have here. Here at Washington College we have access to the Chester River in which we can water ski or enjoy a nice relaxig day out on one of the campus provided boats. I also tell them about the different activites planned by the student event board which offers safe, alcohol free parties and celebrations throughout the year.
The worst thing is that some professors don't care enough about the students. Some think only about the research that they are conducting
Open minded fun loving academically driven students.
Driving back to WAC after break is coming Home. My family is my community, is my professors, is my friends and peers. Walking across campus, there is never an unfamiliar face, never a lack of "hello". This land is beautiful not for the riverside or the great veridian fields (though they are lovely too) but because everywhere I look I can find a smile lighting my path. That is Home to me, that is where I wish to be.
I wish I would have known a little more about the emphasis on english related classes. Now I realized that this was a liberal arts college when i applied, but I wish that it was not so strongly recommended that students take an english class each year. I currently am majoring in biology and chemistry and would have liked to deal a little less with language and literature,
Washington College is a liberal arts school where the teachers care about your success and you are not just another face in the crowd, you are a Washington College student and you will be set up for success in the real world.
Very competent teachers and small classes allow for more interaction in courses.
The best thing about Washington College is the encouragement they give you to try other classes you might have not had an interest in taking. To graduate from Washington College you had to have taken certain amount of classes in different fields of study like humanities, social science, fine arts, and etc... This really gives you an idea and a chance to experience what you could have your focus of study be on throught out you college career. This system also allows you to have at least some knowledge in different fields of study.
Someone who likes a small and personal atmosphere should attend college here. If you like being able to get one on one help from your professors and actually have the option of getting to know the majority of the students there, this college is for you.
The lack of diversity is frustrating.
The best thing about this school is that the faculty actually cares about its students, we are not just a number in a crowd. The school is small, but not too small. You get to know new people, and still find new connections on a daily basis. It is perfect to get around to different buildings without a hassle and the school spirit is great. People's reaction to this school is usually a positive one, and they like to visit because of the great view of the Chester River. The most complaints is that the school is in a very small quaint town, so there are not that many restaurants or activities within the city.
Yes and no. The most accurate description I have heard of the student body is that there are two distinct groups, and that would be the Athletic/Greek Life people and the English/Drama squads. That is not to say that there is little diversity on campus. Ridiculous. . I believe in the past few years, Washington College has made tremendous strides to diversify the campus. Students here come from all sorts of backgrounds. We have a huge amount of international students here. Students of various racial and financial backgrounds. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. We have Greek life, Intramural Sports, Student Government Association, service clubs, artistic clubs, and even an Anime club. Don't even get me started about the honor societies (yes, we got Phi Beta Kappa.)
In conclusion, Washington College is a small campus, but we got diversity squared away. It's not just rich students in Vineyard Vines pastels out to party away. People are down-to-earth. Students are here to make the most of their time, in and out of the class room. Don't underestimate Goose Nation.
My favorite class is intro to sociology. It really relates to things going on in our own personal lives and the bigger world around us, putting issues into perspective and makes you really think about the future. Class participation is very common, and usually a decent portion of students' grades. It is important to participate to really understand the topic you are learning. My major is English, and Washington's English Department is excellent. We have the school newspaper, the writing center, a literary and press house, and hands on professors that encourage you. Professors make an effort to spend time outside of class whether it be for academic help, future career advice, or just a casual conversation.
Because of the school's private institution status and rural Eastern Shore setting, people have the idea that the students who go here are preps. They come from high-end families where Mommy and Daddy pay for everything, including that dope SUV sitting in the dorm parking lot. The students dress in Vineyard Vines and Uggs and usually participate in a sport, like lacrosse or baseball. There is little diversity on campus. A majority study hard but party equally on the weekends. There appear to be two distinct student groups on campus: Athletic/Greek life people and the English/Drama people. All students, however, have a riveting passion for GOOSE NATION. For further reading, please see Urban Dictionary's definition of "Washington College."
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Washington College receive some sort of financial aid.
20% were awarded federal grants.
While 62% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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