In a word - Washington College is welcoming.
Washington College is a small, private, liberal arts college located about two hours from Washington DC, in Chestertown, MD. The setting is rural and the nearest town is small and quaint. The campus is located on the Chester River and a short drive from the Chesapeake Bay, so students can enjoy leisure and study time on the water. With around 1,000 undergraduate students, the college maintains a tight-knit community feeling. While the campus lacks diversity amongst the student body (68% white), it is committed to improving upon its diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as fostering an inclusive, progressive environment. Washington College is an excellent choice for anyone interested in environmental science, or who enjoys nature. The college is dedicated to sustainability and wellness, and offers a great deal of student support services ranging from on-campus counseling, tutoring services, disability resources and more. Check out their website to learn more.
Who is Washington College for?
Students who prefer a small, nurturing learning environment
Great for students with learning differences
Quirky, creative, non-traditional students
Those who may have struggled in a large, public high school
Bright, outside the box thinkers
Those who enjoy hands-on, experiential learning
Students who are interested in exploring a range of subjects
Specs and Fun Facts
Washington College is an official "Tree Campus" as awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation
Strong sustainability and wellness programs
Progressive student body with many student-led initiatives
Many internships and opportunities for study abroad
Students complete a senior capstone project designed to launch students into successful careers