Washington College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Washington College

Founded in 1782 by George Washington, Washington College is a liberal arts college with a rich history. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Washington College Shoremen and Shorewomen play in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,367 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent Male/59 percent Female
  • 98 percent Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,814
  • Books: $1,400
  • Room and Board: $12,722
  • Other Expenses: $3,750
  • Total Cost: $66,686

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96 percent
    • Loans: 72 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,772
    • Loans: $6,206

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Natural Resources and Conservation

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 28 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 65 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Rowing, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey

Overview of Washington College Admissions

Washington College has open admissions, meaning any individual who meets the admissions requirements has the opportunity to study at the school. The institution is test-optional, meaning that students can choose whether or not to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. It has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Washington College Acceptance Rate: 64 percent

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Washington College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Washington College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Washington College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Oregon, University of Alabama, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Washington College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati, Temple University, Seton Hall University  

Applying to Washington College

Application Deadline: February 15

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