Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland
4-year Private university


Washington College is a private institution established in 1782 with a rural setting located at Chestertown. It is ranked 93 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $54,266 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 955. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#93 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Chestertown, Maryland
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1782
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
955 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 $54,266
Outstate Tuition Fee $54,266
Room and Board Fees $15,814
$33,058 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


74% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.7 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

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET. 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
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$49,531 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$5,640 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $69,926
63% Students with need received Financial Aid
44.5% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Colin Ferguson Tuition Grant.
Total Worth $30,000 to $36,000 annually
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline December 1

Other Scholarships


955 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
85% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
67% Students graduate within 6 years