How much does Washington College cost?

Washington College Cost of Attendance
In-state $46,978
Out-of-state $46,978
On-Campus Room and Board $12,414
Off-Campus Room and Board $4,300
Average Annual Cost $29,457
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,619
$30,000-$48,000 $20,023
$48,000-$75,000 $23,847
$75,000-$110,000 $28,959
Over $110,000 $35,318

Washington College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 97% $25,772
Federal Grants 26% $5,390
Pell grants 26% $4,617
Other federal grants 20% $846
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 15% $6,638
Institutional grants or scholarships 96% $27,564
Student loan aid 72% $6,524
Federal student loans 63% $6,206
Other student loans 9% $16,322

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Washington College Admissions

What is Washington College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.27
SAT Submissions 95% of applicants
SAT Reading 520-640
SAT Math 520-640
SAT Writing 510-610
ACT Submissions 22% of applicants
Composite Score 24-29

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Washington College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1484
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 99%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
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Washington College Graduation Success

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About Washington College

For up-to-date information about changes at Washington College due to COVID-19, check here. Founded in 1782, Washington College was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America. General George Washington lent us his name, donated 50 guineas to our founding, and served on our first Board of Visitors and Governors. Our goal back then was to cultivate responsible citizen-leaders. Nowadays, we’re committed to giving our students the chance to succeed on their own terms. Washington College students work closely with exceptional faculty on projects they are passionate about. With independent research facilitated by programs like the Cater Society and Toll Fellows and hands-on learning provided by our Signature Centers, our students have access to amazing opportunities no matter what they’re studying. Print a chapbook on the antique letterpresses in the Rose O’Neill Literary House, scan the Chester River from aboard one of the Center for Environment & Society’s research vessels, or study American history in our own backyard with the Starr Center. There is no one-size-fits-all at Washington College: from double-majoring to internships to study abroad and semester-long interdisciplinary programs, you can shape your ideal education. Our student body draws roughly 1,400 students from 23 countries, and with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 12, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd.


300 Washington Ave
Chestertown, MD

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify