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Washington College Admissions

Washington College Admissions

Only around half of those who apply to Washington College are accepted. Learn more about the admissions requirements and what it takes to go to this college.

About Washington College

Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College has a long and rich history. The college was recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its many strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. The Center for Environment & Society, the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and the Rose O'Neill Literary House are all valuable resources for supporting undergraduate education. Popular majors include Business Administration, Economics, English, Biology, and Psychology.

Washington College's location in scenic Chestertown, Maryland, provides students with opportunities to explore the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Chester River. On the athletic front, the Washington College Shoremen and Shorewomen compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields seven men's and nine women's varsity sports. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, and rowing. The college also has a co-ed sailing team.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Washington College Acceptance Rate: 49 percent
  • Washington College has test-optional admissions
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Washington College
  • What these SAT numbers mean
  • Top Maryland colleges SAT comparison
  • What these ACT numbers mean
  • Top Maryland colleges ACT comparison

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,479 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44 percent Male / 56 percent Female
  • 99 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,842
  • Books: $850 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,824
  • Other Expenses: $2,990
  • Total Cost: $58,506

Washington College Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98 percent
    • Loans: 62 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,533
    • Loans: $7,671

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Environmental Studies
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Rowing, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey

Washington College and the Common Application

Washington College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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Washington College Mission Statement

mission statement from //www.washcoll.edu/about/our-mission.php

"Washington College challenges and inspires emerging citizen leaders to discover lives of purpose and passion."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics