Washington College in Top 15% of U.S. Colleges


The College is featured by The Princeton Review in "Best 389 Colleges for 2024," and ranked ninth in the “Professors Get High Marks” category based on student feedback.

Cover of "The Best 389 Colleges" 2024 edition

Washington College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Washington in the new edition of its annual college guide, The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition.  

Only about 15% of the 2,600 four-year colleges in the United States make it into the book. The Princeton Review chooses which institutions to include based on data it annually collects from surveys of 2,000 college administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The company also reviews data provided by surveys of students attending the schools.  

"We salute Washington College for its outstanding academics and its many other impressive offerings. We’re delighted to recommend it as an ideal choice for students searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 389 Colleges.    

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 389. However, it does include 50 categories in which it ranks the top 25 schools for each. The rankings are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 165,000 students at the 389 featured schools. The company’s 85-question survey asked students to rate their colleges on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences. Read more information on the methodology for the surveying and ranking is on The Princeton Review’s website. 

Washington College is ranked ninth on the “Professors Get High Marks” list in The Best 389 Colleges, a list based on students’ agreement with the statement, "Professors are interesting and bring their material to life." 

“I am delighted to see Washington College recognized as one of the best colleges in the country,” President Mike Sosulski said. “And I am particularly proud that our professors are recognized by our students for the extraordinarily high quality of their teaching.” 

In the book's profile on Washington College, The Princeton Review lists topics that students were in most agreement about. Washington students had many positive things to share, including “students are happy,” “lab facilities are great,” and “internships are readily available.” 

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep, admission services, books, and other learning resources. Headquartered in New York City, it is not affiliated with Princeton University. 

Washington College was also selected as a 2024 Hidden Gem in a recent announcement by College Raptor, a college planning platform that uses AI algorithms to find the best colleges at the best price. This selection recognizes Washington as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including retention rates, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio, endowment per student, selectivity, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year. You can read College Raptor’s full methodology online.