Washington & Jefferson College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3412 of 14,131 In the World
#993 of 2,597 In North America
#924 of 2,496 In the United States
#65 of 155 In Pennsylvania

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Avg. cost to attend
$27,477 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,165
Graduates
2
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Washington & Jefferson College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 95%
Applicants 2,496 1,321 1,175
Admissions 2,251 1,139 1,112
Freshmen enrolled full time 338 190 148

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 873 (75%)
Black or African American 91 (8%)
Hispanic 66 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 54 (5%)
Two or more races 45 (4%)
Asian 20 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 17 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,477/year
Average aid awarded
$35,377
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,962
$30-48K $21,570
$48-75K $24,161
$75-110K $26,975
$110K+ $35,134

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $49,612$2,100
Tuition in-state $49,612$2,100
Tuition out-of-state $49,612$2,100
Fee in-district $557
Fee in-state $557
Fee out-of-state $557

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,406
Combined charge for room and board $13,272
Room charge $7,788
Meal charge $5,484

Washington & Jefferson College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business & Commerce, General 46
Psychology, General 38
Political Science and Government, General 26
Accounting 22
Chemistry, General 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 19
Communication, General 19
Economics, General 19
English Language and Literature, General 16
Spanish Language and Literature 13
Information Technology 11
International & Globalization Studies 10
History, General 8
Neuroscience 8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 8
Economics, Other 7
Mathematics, General 7
Environmental Studies 6
Art & Art Studies, General 5
Biochemistry 5
International Business & Trade & Commerce 4
Public Policy Analysis, General 4
Philosophy 3
Physics, General 3
Sociology, General 3
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 2
Music, General 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Grand Total 339
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 58% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%

Publications & Citations

Publications
376
Citations
9,601

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
109 / 463
Psychology
63 / 3,619
Computer Science
52 / 2,387
Art & Design
40 / 760
Physics
38 / 1,348
Business
33 / 443
Chemistry
33 / 1,705
Biology
32 / 1,191
Medicine
30 / 1,195
Social Psychology
27 / 1,283
Sociology
27 / 174
Economics
27 / 200
Engineering
23 / 526
Cognitive Science
21 / 1,753
Mathematics
19 / 331
Political Science
18 / 7
Environmental Science
18 / 172
Child Psychology
17 / 1,151
History
17 / 4
Philosophy
14 / 12
Art History
13 / 4
Classics and Ancient History
12 / 2
Astrophysics and Astronomy
11 / 92
Demography
10 / 33
Political Economy
10 / 0
Computational Chemistry
9 / 318
Ecology
9 / 117
Materials Science
9 / 325
Aesthetics
7 / 22
Literature
7 / 15
Multimedia
7 / 55
Math Teachers
7 / 117
Management Information Systems
7 / 81
Organic Chemistry
7 / 44
Creative Writing
6 / 622
Nuclear Physics
6 / 369
Quantum and Particle physics
6 / 344
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
6 / 0
Investment Banking and Stock trading
6 / 6
Real Estate
5 / 3

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 30
1992 5 20
1993 7 30
1994 2 27
1995 1 33
1996 6 62
1997 6 83
1998 3 86
1999 3 111
2000 7 188
2001 10 179
2002 10 264
2003 6 245
2004 4 331
2005 5 310
2006 8 321
2007 16 365
2008 11 424
2009 15 468
2010 11 508
2011 16 606
2012 20 655
2013 16 688
2014 21 721
2015 27 733
2016 15 694
2017 40 712
2018 33 757
2019 21 871
2020 21 1219
2021 20 933

Washington & Jefferson College alumni

  1. John Astin

    John Astin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    John Allen Astin is an American actor and director who has appeared in numerous stage, television and film roles. He is best known for starring in The Addams Family (1964–1966), as patriarch Gomez Addams, reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993).

  2. Roger Goodell

    Roger Goodell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    businesspersonCommissioner of the NFL
    Biography

    Roger Stokoe Goodell is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). On August 8, 2006, Goodell was chosen to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He was chosen for the position over four finalists; he won a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners. He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season. On December 6, 2017, the NFL announced that Goodell signed a new contract that would start in 2019. Commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports."

  3. Stephen Foster

    Stephen Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1826-1864 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    writersongwriterpoetlyricistchansonnier
    Biography

    Stephen Collins Foster, known also as "the father of American music", was an American composer and songwriter known primarily for his parlour and minstrel music during the Romantic period. He wrote more than 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer", and many of his compositions remain popular today. He has been identified as "the most famous songwriter of the nineteenth century" and may be the most recognizable American composer in other countries. Most of his handwritten music manuscripts are lost, but editions issued by publishers of his day feature in various collections.

  4. James G. Blaine

    James G. Blaine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1893 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianeditorwriterlawyer
    Biography

    James Gillespie Blaine was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881.

General info

Alternative names Washington & Jefferson College
W&J
Founded 1781
Motto Juncta Juvant
Together We Thrive
Colors red, black
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 348
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 60 S Lincoln St
Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301
United States
City population 13,000
Phone 7245031001
Fax +1 (724) 223 6534

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