Washington College

Washington College

Washington College, established in 1782, was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. Initially started as a men's college, it became a coeducational institute in 1891. The college campus is situated on 112 acres of land in Chestertown, Maryland. Students from more than 30 states and 40 nations worldwide enroll in Washington College every year.

Washington College offers over 40 majors and minors through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Natural Sciences
  • Division of Social Sciences

The sports teams of Washington College are nicknamed the Sho'men. The athletics department is a member of the NCAA Division III, the Centennial Conference, and the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association. There are more than 15 teams that participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, field hockey, sailing, rowing, lacrosse, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

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Washington College
300 Washington Ave
Chestertown , MD 21620-1438
General Phone: (410) 778-2800

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Washington College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts119American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Business and Management44business management
Therapy and Counseling35psychology
Science27biology, chemistry, physics
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental studies
Art Studies6art studies
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Washington College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24322
Master's degree153

Washington College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washington College had a total enrollment of 1,289 students (1,284 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 45%
20-21 37%
22-24 7%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Washington College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Washington College Room and Board (2007)

Washington College offers campus housing for 1,061 of its 1,284 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chestertown, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Washington College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530630
SAT Math520620
SAT Writing530630
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Washington College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 34,005
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 34,005
Room and board $ 7,180
Room charge $ 3,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,530
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Washington College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210800)

Washington College Faculty

Washington College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Lecturercalendar year3$67,4720*
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$79,8984$64,083

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$95,0512*
Associate professoracademic year16$81,06212$68,526
Assistant professoracademic year18$65,61919$57,224
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year51$80,27535$60,738

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Washington College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference

Washington College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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