Washington College

300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620-1438
Tel: (410)778-2800
Private not-for-profit | 1,557 students
Washington College is a private liberal arts college located in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay region on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, just 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. Washington College in the regional proximity of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington D.C.Founded in 1782, WC is the tenth oldest college in the nation and was named after our patron, George Washington, who served on its first board of governors.

School Overview:

Washington College
CountyKent County, MD
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
107 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,557 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,470 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
87 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,512 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
45 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted66%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)540-630450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)530-620460-573
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2720-25

School Notes:

  • WC offers a distinctive creative writing program, one of the nation's few undergraduate behavioral neuroscience programs, and a new environmental studies major, while the beautiful Chesapeake region serves as an "outdoor classroom" for both the arts and sciences.
  • The Washington legacy has served as a model for leadership, participation and involvement. The athletics program at WC is highly competitive, producing national champions in lacrosse and tennis within the last three years. Washington College offers a variety of club, team, and intramural sports programs. All students are encouraged to take advantage of our athletic opportunities and fitness facilities.
  • Washington College offers a college education that is intensely personalized for each student. The measure of our success is the ability to know each student as more than a name, to help students confidently establish their place in our intimate academic village, to encourage and support their transformation into accomplished, questioning and independent thinkers.
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Washington College
0 mi. away
Wesley College
29.2 mi. away
Goucher College
31.1 mi. away
Stevenson University
36.7 mi. away

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