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Washington & Jefferson College

United States of America (USA)
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60 S Lincoln St, Washington, PA 15301, United States

Location info of Washington & Jefferson College

  • Washington is a small city within the greater Pittsburgh area. Known for its history, it also boasts plenty of shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment options.
  • Nearby Pittsburgh ranked one of the seven best cities for Gen Xers Nature World News
  • Fifth best city for STEM professionals WalletHub
  • Seventh best place to begin a career LinkedIn

Top Reasons to Study in Washington & Jefferson College

Community Connections

We foster a supportive, diverse culture where all members of our campus community are valued, included, and able to realize their full potential. You’ll find community on campus through clubs and organizations centered around your interests, and internships, volunteer opportunities and more, you’ll build your community off-campus, too.

Our Campus

Our beautiful 65-acre campus in Washington, Pennsylvania is in walking distance of the restaurants, coffee shops, and community events in a growing downtown business district.

A Legacy of Leadership

For two and a half centuries, Washington & Jefferson College has provided a first-rate liberal arts education that is both broad and practical, preparing students as ethical leaders poised for professional success.

University details

About Washington & Jefferson College

As one of the oldest colleges west of the Allegheny Mountains, W&J College has been educating people who become leaders in their professions and communities since 1781. We empower our students to assume roles of leadership throughout campus, and we lead the way in integrating professional readiness with intellectual engagement.

Career at Washington & Jefferson College

  • 97% of students begin their career within 6 months of graduation

Together, we invest in the brightest, most academically accomplished students who have demonstrated strong, moral character, proven leadership ability, and active community service. These students, who represent diverse backgrounds and experiences, have the propensity to make a meaningful impact in the world as successful educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, business leaders, doctors, lawyers, and community leaders.

Campus life

The campus of W&J College is a beautiful, walkable, and historic campus with modern facilities for research and residence. We have one of the oldest college buildings in the United States, McMillan Hall; built-in 1793, the building houses the Office of the President and other administrative offices. Our 65-acre campus is a designated “Tree City” zone and includes a nearby 57-acre parcel of land, Abernathy Field Station, which serves as an outdoor classroom for hands-on ecological research.

Ranking & Accreditation of Washington & Jefferson College

  • #92 in National Liberal Arts CollegesU.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #41 in Best Value SchoolsU.S. News & World Report, 2022

Student Accommodation at Washington & Jefferson College

  • Housing: $8,160
  • Dining: $5,750
  • Other: $3,960

Programs at Washington & Jefferson College


  1. Accounting
  2. Art
  3. Art Education
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Biological Physics
  6. Biology
  7. Business Administration
  8. Chemistry
  9. Child Development and Education
  10. Communication Arts
  11. Computing and Information Studies
  12. Economics
  13. English
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Environmental Studies
  16. Finance
  17. French
  18. Gender & Women’s Studies
  19. German
  20. History
  21. International Studies
  22. Mathematics
  23. Music
  24. Neuroscience
  25. Philosophy
  26. Physics
  27. Political Science
  28. Psychology
  29. Public Policy
  30. Sociology
  31. Spanish
  32. Thematic Major
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