Chestertown, MD
Washington College


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Recent Reviews

Delilah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Washington College for its desire to develop student success and happiness. We are taught how to be leaders by using o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Washington College for its desire to develop student success and happiness. We are taught how to be leaders by using our gifts and interests. Washington College also helps to establish deeper senses of integrity and courage in students, both academically and socially. Students are truly enabled to engage in society in a manner that can make a difference.

Andrea
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Washington College has given me such an amazing opportunity to double major in Nursing and Psychology. All of the counselors ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Washington College has given me such an amazing opportunity to double major in Nursing and Psychology. All of the counselors have been extremely helpful in beginning my college experience and making me feel at home. Everyone on campus has such a happy and spirited attitude and makes everyone feel comfortable and ready to learn.

Asia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Small school with no diversity. Nothing to do outside of classes in addition to there being a lack of culture. Many students...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Small school with no diversity. Nothing to do outside of classes in addition to there being a lack of culture. Many students transfer

Julia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love this school. I will admit though, I was specifically looking for a very small school so if you are more int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love this school. I will admit though, I was specifically looking for a very small school so if you are more into a Big10 type of school this might not be the place for you. The opportunities here are ridiculously helpful for the future, as a First Year Student I am already working in an archaeology lab and doing curatorial work. The school is also very accommodating of students with multiple interests, I am a double major and double minor here it is not an issue or something that will take me five years to finish. The professors are outstanding, I don't even go to office hours because mine usually would rather meet for a cup of coffee at one of the local shops in town. I can honestly say that I feel just as home here as I do at my own house. I love it here and I am not looking forward to the sad day that I have to graduate.

Cole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Washington College and I believe anyone who attends will find it a nice environment. It has helped me develop into a r...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Washington College and I believe anyone who attends will find it a nice environment. It has helped me develop into a responsible adult and prepared me to reach the goals I set in place. It is an amazing college where there is always something fun to do; kayak, kickball, various I.M. leagues, club events, etc.

Nicolina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school in a not so busy town. The class sizes are perfect for anyone who wants to learn and have easy access to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school in a not so busy town. The class sizes are perfect for anyone who wants to learn and have easy access to professors and be able to ask questions without being judged or being nervous to (since there are 100+ students in one lecture hall.) There are a ton of great professors who want to help you learn.

Serena
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good academic school but there aren't many perks for minority students. This college is lacking diversity. While the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good academic school but there aren't many perks for minority students. This college is lacking diversity. While the school is right near DC, unless you have access to a car you will be stuck in Chestertown for most weekends. Being stuck here is not that bad if you have a solid group of friends but most events or even academic clubs are exclusive. So while the academics are great, the College isn't the best when you take into account the social atmosphere and rising costs to attend.

Emily
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I absolutely love Washington College. I feel at home here and have since I set foot on campus on my first visit. I am extreme...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Brook
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like the school, and its slowly diversifying. The professors are wonderful and most students are involved in sports or gree...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Gabrielle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college may be tiny but it's mighty! I came to the college already in love with it but never did I think it possible to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college may be tiny but it's mighty! I came to the college already in love with it but never did I think it possible to fall even further in love. One wouldn't expect from a school in such a remote location to provide such incredible opportunities for experiential learning through foreign seminars and tons of internships. I started my first year and found out about a seminar to Cuba, which has been a lifelong dream of mine. I came strictly to further my education, but quickly I learned that Washington College has so much more to offer its students. Here, I found family in many faces and deepened my passion for writing and international relations, and I cannot wait to enjoy the next three years here.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Tiny is mighty! I cannot stress this enough when talking about this place. Students I've talked to who are applying to colleges take one look at my school and laugh it off. Yeah, it's small (about 1400 students right now) and it's in a small town (okay, so I accidentally walked out of Chestertown one time...) but that does not mean it doesn't have a lot to offer. Honestly, I don't know what I thought of Washington College the summer before coming here because I was terrified of the fact that I was actually continuing my education (applications are intimidating!) All I knew was that I was ready to go. I already had the clubs I wanted to join picked out and had chosen a color scheme for my room. When I got here, I realized there was SO much more to do. And Chestertown? Well, let's just say it's constantly trying to overcompensate for it's small size. It actually reminds me of Stars Hallow from "Gilmore Girls."

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

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.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

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."

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Spring semester, early February. It's Monday morning. You have an 8:30 class. You live in (Minta Martin, Reid, Caroline, Queen Anne). You have two minutes to make it to class, and the one thing that is stopping you from sprinting across the campus green to Goldstein is the darn traffic light at the crosswalk. That red hand mocks you as you shiver in the cold. Several other students join you on the sidewalk, waiting, shaking, twitching from lack of sleep. And you told yourself last night, before your eyes closed, that you would't hit the snooze button the following morning. Ha ha, nope! This is possibly one of the most frustrating things to happen your freshman (possibly sophomore) year.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are a city slicker who cannot survive without easy access to a strip mall or shining lights, then this is not the school for you. Washington College is located in Chestertown, MD. It is so small that I have accidentally walked out of town. The closest Chipotle is about a 30 minute drive. Basically, if you do not have a car your first year, (which we allow by the way!) then you will flip your lid. But a small town isn't that bad! Actually, Chestertown reminds me a lot of Stars Hallow from "Gilmore Girls." The locals are always trying to overcompensate for the town's size. We all look forward to events such as the Harry Potter Festival, the cardboard boat races on the river, Chestergras, the book festival at the local used-book shop. The college also has a Student Events Board that always plans these fun activities, like Bingo nights, spring concerts, bubble soccer, and tailgates! And if you're really dying to do some shopping, a lot of students use Amazon to get things. (Prime has a special offer for college students, ya know.) Yeah, Goose Nation is small. But that doesn't mean Washington College has nothing big to offer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think the worst thing about Washington College is how so few have heard of it! Not to be a cheese or anything, but it's kind of frustrating when I tell people I go there and they say, "Oh, Washington and Lee University? Mary Washington University? Washington University?" No no no! I said "Washington College! Goose Nation!" I mean, I get it. It's located in the middle of nowhere (Chestertown, MD) on the Eastern Shore. Usually the only people who have heard of it are people from the Delmarva area. When I do encounter people who know the school, it is one of the best feelings ever!

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