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Washington College
Chestertown, MD
Washington College, founded in 1782, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 75 miles from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,479
   Women 831 (56.2%)
   Men 648 (43.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 49% of 6,720 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Math 520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $58,506
  Tuition and Fees $43,842
  Room and Board $10,824
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $33,955
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 113
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Chestertown Population 5,277
Nearest Metropolitan Area Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 85% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Shoremen/Shorewomen
Sororities 10% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students 11.3% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 69.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%