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Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, PA

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,350
   Women654 (48.4%)
   Men696 (51.6%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 6,835 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.39
SAT Math590 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading580 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$58,454
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met78%
Average Freshman Award$36,230
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes


Washington Population13,555
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPittsburgh
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities39% of women participate
Fraternities 34% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students5.6% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning 
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.70 4.08 560 540 28
Low 3.00 3.20 560 540 20
High 4.00 5.00 560 540 32
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• Washington & Jefferson College has 50 acres of untouched nature that comprises its Abernathy Field Station, where Environmental Studies students and their professors conduct research right on campus.

• The Magellan Project is nationally acclaimed and gives students the opportunity to explore independent research or internships located anywhere around the world and receive funding to do so.

• Presidents Without Borders, modeled after Doctors Without Borders, connects W&J students with medically underserved parts of the world.

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