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300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD

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Washington College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Chestertown, MD, which is a predominately rural area. Enrollment at Washington College exceeds 1,500 per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Natural Resources And Conservation

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at Washington College. A score in a range of 1610 - 1860 on the SAT, or 21 - 27 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. This school admits approximately 60% of applicants. Of those students accepted, about 15% enrolled. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.washcoll.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $42,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's tuition calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $4,600 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Washington College Shoremen participate in several athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Washington College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Washington College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading550 - 630
SAT ® Math540 - 610
SAT ® Writing520 - 620
SAT ® Total Score1610 - 1860

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances of getting accepted into Washington College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants4,799
Granted Admissions2,715 (57%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled399 (15%)

Student Enrollment

Washington College has a total student population of about 1,500. The student body is made up of 96% undergraduate students and 4% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $39,000-$47,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $2,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$20,144
Receiving Student Loans80%$7,100

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 0.5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Washington College may provide services including:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 75%, Washington College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years72%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Washington College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

English Language and Literature

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Social Sciences

Psychology

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (B)

History

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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