1. Overview of the institution
Washington College is a private, independent liberal arts college located in Maryland, on the Eastern Shore of USA. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Having been granted its charter in 1782, the College was patronized by the first president of the United States-George Washington through generous financial support and service on the college's Board of Visitors and Governors as well as by consenting to have the "College at Chester" named in his honor.
It is the 10th-oldest college in the United States and was the first college chartered after American independence.
Approximately 1,450 undergraduate students from 35 states and 40 nations attend Washington College.
2. Location and facilities
Washington College is located on a 112-acre (45 ha) campus in the historic river town Chestertown, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore. Although set in a rural location, surrounded by farmland, the college is just 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The college ensures a close knit class environment through a 12-to-1 ratio of students to faculty while providing a number of ways to connect with others outside of classroom: 62 clubs, 17 varsity sports, 17 club sports, a half-dozen intramurals, and a packed schedule of student-organized events.
3. Departments/Subject areas
With more than 40 majors and academic programs to choose from, Washington College can shape a course of study that fits individual intellectual interests and career aspirations.
Majors and Programs
- American Studies
- Art and Art History
- Business Management
- Computer Science
- International Studies
- Modern Languages
- Philosophy and Religion
- Political Science
- Environmental Science and Studies
- Human Development
- International Literature and Culture
- Teacher Certification Programs
Minors and Concentrations
- Accounting & Finance
- Asian Studies
- Chesapeake Regional Studies
- Creative Writing
- Earth & Planetary Sciences
- European Studies
- Global Business Studies
- Justice, Law and Society
- Near Eastern Studies
- Secondary Education
- Studio Art
- African Studies
- Art History
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Black Studies
- Clinical Counseling
- Gender Studies
- Information Systems
- Latin American Studies
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Social Welfare
In 2015, Washington College was ranked by The Princeton Review as 16th in the United States for "Colleges With The Happiest Students In 2015-16".
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6. Careers: Unique student support
The Center for Career Development at Washington College is here to help you with all aspects of this process including self-assessment, career exploration, career experience and job search or graduate school planning.
Individual Career Counseling
Individual sessions are available to current students, alumni, and employees of Washington College.
Professional Development Workshops
Professional Development Workshops are designed to prepare students with skills and tools needed in the job market.