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Any Questions?

Have a question about the College? Or maybe about the application process? We’ve got the answers.

In the Office of Admissions, we answer a range of questions from “What’s your application deadline?” to “How many students are in each class?” to “What can I do with a major in history from Washington College?”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the expenses for tuition, room, and board?

    Tuition: $42,844
    Room: 5,390*
    Board: 5,222**
    Health Fee: 250
    Activity Fee: 756

    Total: $54,462

    *Minimum room price.
    **This fee covers 19 meals per week.

     

  • To which law schools have Washington College graduates recently been offered admission?
    • Albany Law School
    • American University
    • Boston College
    • Boston University
    • Brooklyn Law School
    • California Western School of Law
    • Catholic University
    • Cornell University
    • Creighton University
    • CUNY Law School at Queens College
    • DePaul University
    • Dickinson (Penn State)
    • Duke University
    • Emory University
    • Florida State University
    • Franklin Pierce Law Center
    • George Mason University
    • George Washington University
    • Georgetown University
    • Golden Gate University
    • Gonzaga Universit
    • Hastings College of Law
    • Hofstra University
    • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
    • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    • Loyola University (New Orleans)
    • Marquette University
    • New England School of Law
    • New York Law School
    • Northeastern University
    • Nova University
    • Ohio Northern University
    • Pace University
    • Penn State University
    • Quinnipiac College of Law
    • Rutgers University, Camden
    • Saint Louis University
    • Seton Hall University
    • South Texas School of Law
    • Southwestern University
    • St. Thomas University School of Law
    • Stetson University
    • Suffolk University
    • Syracuse University
    • University of Akron
    • University of Baltimore
    • University of Dayton
    • University of Denver
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Maine
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Miami
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Missouri, Columbia
    • University of Missouri, Kansas
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of North Carolina
    • University of North Dakota
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Richmond
    • University of San Diego
    • University of Texas
    • University of Virginia
    • University of Wyoming
    • Villanova University
    • Wake Forest University
    • Washburn University
    • Washington & Lee University
    • Washington University
    • Whittier College School of Law
    • Widener University School of Law
    • William and Mary
    • William Mitchell College of Law
  • What are the College’s persistence rates?

    Approximately 90% of all freshmen return for their sophomore year and approximately 70% graduate in four years.

  • What is the average class size?

    The average class size is 17; the distribution of WC courses by class size is as follows:

    Class Size % of Total
    Ind. Study 6%
    2 to 5 11%
    6 to 10 16%
    11 to 15 20%
    16 to 20 21%
    21 to 25 11%
    25+ 15%
  • What is the student/faculty ratio?

    Twelve to one.

  • What degree programs does WC offer?
  • Does Washington College accept the Common Application?

    Yes! The web site for the Common Application is www.commonapp.org/.

  • When should I apply?

    Early Decision applicants have an application deadline of November 15: Early Action applicants have a deadline of December 1, and Regular Admission applicants have a deadline of March 1. Early Decision and Early Action applicants who have not had an admission interview or attended an open house program may be deferred to Regular Admission. Admission decisions are issued biweekly from mid-December through the end of March. Admitted applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable $500.00 enrollment deposit by the Candidate’s Reply Date of May 1. Deposits received after May 1 will not be honored if the entering class has reached its enrollment capacity on May 1.

    Note: The Early Decision option applies only to first-time freshman applicants

  • What degrees are conferred?

    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts (English, Psychology & History)

  • What are WC’s primary overlap schools?

    The following colleges and universities are among the institutions most often applied to by students who apply for admission to Washington College; they are listed according to overlap frequency:

    • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    • McDaniel College
    • Gettysburg College
    • Goucher College
    • Loyola University
    • Dickinson College
    • American University
    • Elizabethtown College
    • Franklin & Marshall College
    • Susquehanna U.
    • Mt. St. Mary’s College
    • Ursinus College
    • Catholic U.
    • Muhlenberg College
    • Roanoke College
    • Elon U.
    • Drew University
    • Randolph Macon College
    • George Washington U.
    • Juniata College
    • Hobart College
  • Are high school honors courses weighted?

    Yes, if the high school does not provide a weighted GPA, we will calculate an ‘Academic Grade Point Average’ and give extra weight to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other accelerated or enriched courses.

  • Is an interview required?

    Interviews are strongly recommended and, in some cases, specifically required. Qualified applicants who have interviewed may be given preference over qualified applicants who have not interviewed.

  • What credentials are required to complete my application?

    The following credentials are necessary:

    • completed and signed application form
    • one teacher recommendation
    • typed or printed admission essay/personal statement
    • SAT-I or ACT scores
    • one counselor recommendation
    • official transcript 
    • first marking period senior grades

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Campus Life Questions

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