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Washington College Overview

Washington College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chestertown, Maryland. Chestertown is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Washington College Known For?

388 Undergraduate Awards
$37,387 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Washington College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Washington College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Washington College is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Washington College makes roughly $51,400 a year. This is 26% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Washington College student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Washington College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#66 Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates College Factual
#76 Highest Paid Computer Science Graduates College Factual
#76 Highest Paid Computer Science Graduates College Factual

Where Is Washington College?


Contact details for Washington College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620-1438
Phone: 410-778-2800

How Do I Get Into Washington College?

You can apply to Washington College online at:

Admission Requirements for Washington College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Washington College?

80% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Washington College is 80%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Can I Afford Washington College?

$37,387 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Washington College is $37,387. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Washington College, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $9,820 a year. That adds up to $39,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washington College is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Washington College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,075 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,089 undergraduate students at Washington College, with 1,075 being full-time and 14 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,075 full-time undergraduates at Washington College, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washington College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 120
Hispanic or Latino 80
White 720
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 82

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Washington College. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 26 countries are represented at Washington College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Japan.

Online Learning at Washington College

1,089 Took All Classes Online
1,089 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 1,089 students took at least one online class at the school.

Washington College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 56 56
General Biology 43 43
General Psychology 39 39
Economics 33 33
Natural Resources Conservation 24 24
General English Literature 21 21
Political Science & Government 21 21
Sociology 17 17
History 15 15
Mathematics 13 13
Chemistry 13 13
Communication & Media Studies 12 12
Romance Languages 12 12
Computer Science 11 11
Physics 11 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 8
Anthropology 8 8
Drama & Theater Arts 7 7
Music 7 7
Philosophy 5 5
International Relations & National Security 5 5
Fine & Studio Arts 5 5
Area Studies 1 1
Germanic Languages 1 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0
TOTAL 388 388


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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