College Impressions Series: Washington College

In a word - Washington College is welcoming.


Overall Impressions


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


Check out the slideshow from my campus visit!


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