Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland
4-year Private university


Washington College is a private institution established in 1782 with rural setting located at Chestertown. It is ranked 96 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $46,978 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,484. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#96 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Chestertown, Maryland
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1782
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
1,484 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $46,978
Outstate Tuition Fee $46,978
Room and Board Fees $12,414
$45,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


49% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.53 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,772 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$33,601 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $63,142
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
83% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarships
Total Worth $18,000-$30,000
Eligibility Full-time students and all national Honor Society and Cum Laude Society members who are admitted to Washington College are awarded a Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship.
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa Members
Total Worth $18,000 per year
Eligibility Full-time transfer students who have been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 3.0-4.0
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarships for International Students
Total Worth $13,000-$23,000
Eligibility Full-time students.
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 2.0-4.0
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Sophie Kerr Gift in English Literature
Total Worth $1,500 tuition
Details This scholarship is awarded annually to entering students who intend to major in English and who show outstanding promise in the field of English or American literature.
Constance Stuart Larrabee Scholarship
Total Worth $1,500
Details Admitted students who have a proven talent in art, music, or drama, but who do not necessarily intend to major in the arts, are encouraged to submit a portfolio of work to compete for the Constance Stuart Larabee Scholarship, Required maintenance: GPA: 3.0.


1,484 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
85% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
76% Students graduate within 6 years