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Washington & Jefferson College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Washington & Jefferson College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Washington & Jefferson College was awarded 86 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked W&J as #402 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, W&J is ranked at #28.

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Is It Hard to Get Into W&J?

Acceptance Rate

Washington & Jefferson College has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for W&J.

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Washington & Jefferson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At W&J, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Washington & Jefferson College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington & Jefferson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Washington & Jefferson College has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at W&J for first-time, full-time students is 67%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

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Washington & Jefferson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,165 undergraduates at W&J with 1,158 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

How Much Does Washington & Jefferson College Cost?

The overall average net price of W&J is $26,427. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for W&J

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,090 $19,348 $22,940 $26,082 $33,224

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of W&J, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At W&J, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $8,967 a year. That adds up to $35,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at W&J is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do W&J Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from W&J make around $54,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for W&J students since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Washington makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for W&J are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 60 S Lincoln St, Washington, PA 15301
Phone: 724-503-1001

Washington & Jefferson College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 51 $48,265
General Psychology 48 $29,685
Political Science & Government 30 NA
Economics 29 $47,260
Romance Languages 25 NA
Communication & Media Studies 24 $23,351
Accounting 23 $52,607
General Biology 22 NA
Chemistry 20 NA
General English Literature 17 $26,353

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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