#22 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania

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Washington & Jefferson College overview
Location Washington, Pennsylvania
Online washjeff.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Washington & Jefferson College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Washington & Jefferson College, founded in 1781 and located in Washington, Pennsylvania, is a private liberal arts college situated approximately 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. The college merges a rich historical presence with a contemporary collegiate atmosphere, flaunting a campus renowned for its red brick Georgian architecture. Washington & Jefferson offers a plethora of academic programs, with particularly distinguished programs in Pre-Law and Pre-Medicine. The college operates on a moderately selective admissions process. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, Washington & Jefferson College competes in NCAA Division III athletics as the Presidents. The institution commits to residential living with a variety of housing options for students, reinforcing the integral aspect of on-campus student life.

In the most recent statistical year 3,414 prospective students applied, and 3,007 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 348 enrolled in the school.  1,138 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 13 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,612 plus fees of $580. W&J is ranked 264 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












W&J is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Washington & Jefferson College overview
SAT 1010/1250
ACT 19/28
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

Washington & Jefferson College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Washington & Jefferson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$580
Room and Board $13,524
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$65,916

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Washington & Jefferson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Psychology 13%
Social Sciences 12%
Biology 10%
English and Literature 8%

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