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Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, PA 4-Year Private

About Washington And Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Washington, PA, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1781, Washington And Jefferson College currently enrolls around 1,168 students a year, including 1,166 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Washington And Jefferson College's endowment was valued at $143,588,932 in 2021. The school spends $14,768 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Washington And Jefferson College

Acceptance rate: 90%

Average GPA: 3.45

Mean ACT score: 26

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: March 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What is Washington & Jefferson College's acceptance rate?

Washington And Jefferson College is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Around 90 percent of all applicants to Washington And Jefferson College are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 26.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Washington And Jefferson College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Washington And Jefferson College, around 84 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 399 students who started at Washington And Jefferson College as first-time freshman, 254 graduate within four years.

Washington And Jefferson College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 68 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 94 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $44,100 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $48,582 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Washington And Jefferson College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Washington And Jefferson College a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

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College Info

60 South Lincoln Street Washington, PA 15301

Campus Setting: Suburban

Washington And Jefferson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Washington And Jefferson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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29 and Above


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23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Washington And Jefferson College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Washington And Jefferson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Washington And Jefferson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Washington And Jefferson College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Washington And Jefferson College is like? There are approximately 1,357 students enrolled at Washington And Jefferson College, including 1,356 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from PA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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