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:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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