About Us

Where we are is who we are.

Since 1782, students have come to this Maryland Eastern Shore campus at pivotal moments in their lives, seeking not only an education, but an experience like no other. Offering rigorous coursework in the liberal arts, we invite you to engage in “all hands on learning.”

Your revolution starts here.

Yes, George Washington played a role in our early days. And we have traditions that resonate with generations of Washington College alumni. The real history is yours to make.

Approximately 1,450 undergraduate students from 35 states and 40 nations attend Washington College. We have a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, which means your professors will likely say hi to you in the Dining Hall. Campus groups like the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows and Model UN provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities. Other student organizations are big on community service or the arts. And although we’re set in a rural location, we’re 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


  • What won’t you study?

    Our list of majors and minors is a good place to start - or find out more from our passionate faculty.

  • George and Firsts

    Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, we were the first college chartered in the new nation.

  • Explore, explorer!

    Visit us for an open house or tour. Visit admissions for more details.