Founded in 1781 by graduates of Princeton University, Washington & Jefferson College is one of the nation’s most historic and distinguished co-ed, four-year colleges of liberal arts and sciences.

The College is committed to developing students one at a time through personal attention. With a student body of 1,500, student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, and an average class size of 15, W&J helps students build close relationships with professors.

Popular programs include International Business, Economics, Biology, pre-med, pre-law, and International Studies. Washington & Jefferson College is testing optional and offers merit scholarships for academically talented applicants. W&J is located 50 km south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 42%
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Mathematics; Military Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology
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  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $51,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo; Men's Wrestling

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