Washington College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maryland


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. 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. The college also has a co-ed sailing team.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1394
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 1418
Faculty: 93

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

300 Washington Ave
Chestertown Maryland 21620

Website: http://www.washcoll.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 410-778-2800

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Phyllis Brown
Director of Admissions , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Jean Berry Smith
Administrative Assistant, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Kaitlin Thomas
International Student Advisor, International Programs

Athletics Contact:
Bryan Matthews
Athletic Director , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended for transfer admission. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA are strongly encouraged to schedule a personal interview.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
A minimum of a C grade must be achieved for a course to transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students must complete 126 to 128 credit hours. A minimum of 56 credit hours must be completed at Washington College in order to graduate. The maximum number of credits that will transfer is 72 from either a two or four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed less than two semesters of coursework at your current institution, SAT/ACT test scores are required. Test scores may be waived under special circumstances.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
The application fee for 2007-2008 is $45

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admissions No Deadline

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admissions No Deadline

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 630
Math 530 620
Writing 520 620

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 74%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -74%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1250

Other Expenses: 2500

Room and Board: 7834

Tuition and Fees: 36738

Total Cost: 48322

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
WC offers several types of financial aid to help qualified undergraduates meet their college expenses. College-sponsored tuition scholarships, tuition grants, work/study, and low-interest loans are available to undergraduates who are in financial need

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8424

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 70%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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