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Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Washington And Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College Overview

Washington & Jefferson College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Washington, Pennsylvania. Washington And Jefferson College was founded in 1781 and the school currently enrolls around 1,157 students per year, which includes 1,156 undergrad students. Washington And Jefferson College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,399 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Washington And Jefferson College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Washington And Jefferson College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Washington And Jefferson College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Washington And Jefferson College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Washington And Jefferson College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Washington And Jefferson College on the Student Life page.

2022 Washington And Jefferson College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%
Tuition $49,612
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $41,383

Is Washington And Jefferson College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Washington And Jefferson College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Washington And Jefferson College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Washington And Jefferson College. Around 84% of applicants get into Washington And Jefferson College each year. Last year, 3,150 students applied to Washington And Jefferson College and 2,636 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington And Jefferson College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 78% of students who start at Washington And Jefferson College return for their second year of college. Around 71% of students who started at Washington And Jefferson College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Washington And Jefferson College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 56% of graduates from Washington And Jefferson College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Washington And Jefferson College grads is $53,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Washington & Jefferson College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Washington & Jefferson College's endowment was $154.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Washington And Jefferson College spends about $18,701 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Washington And Jefferson College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Washington And Jefferson College meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,383 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $41,059 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Washington And Jefferson College.

Based on this information, how does Washington And Jefferson College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Washington And Jefferson College a good school for you?

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Where is Washington And Jefferson College?

Washington And Jefferson College is located in the suburban setting of Washington, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Washington And Jefferson College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79/70 to Washington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Washington And Jefferson College and Washington are like without leaving home.

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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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Washington And Jefferson College is Continuous processing.

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Washington And Jefferson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 31

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Washington And Jefferson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1290


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

520 - 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 1,157 students enrolled at Washington And Jefferson College, including 1,156 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from PA and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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