Washington & Jefferson College in Washington

Washington, PA

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Overview

Washington & Jefferson College offers 96-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 42%. 51.2% are women, and 48.8% are men. 6% percents of international students. Washington & Jefferson College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Washington & Jefferson College is 26293$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $42982 and $53648 per year. 76% of full-time Washington & Jefferson College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Washington & Jefferson College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$26,293
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Washington & Jefferson College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,075
$30,001 - $48,000$20,156
$48,001 - $75,000$23,814
$75,001 - $110,000$25,971
$110,001+$31,554

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6694

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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29%

Types of financial aids

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1319 of Washington & Jefferson College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 97 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Washington & Jefferson College number 51 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Washington & Jefferson College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$47,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Washington & Jefferson College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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76%
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Washington & Jefferson College graduation rate is above the national average.

76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Washington & Jefferson College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

18 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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42%

In comparison to National Average

Washington & Jefferson College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 30%.

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42%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Washington & Jefferson College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 28%.

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42%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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14%

Total

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14%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

79%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Washington & Jefferson College full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Washington & Jefferson College is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

84
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6%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Washington & Jefferson College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Washington & Jefferson College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 60 S Lincoln St address in Washington, Pennsylvania.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Washington & Jefferson College with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Washington & Jefferson College offers 96 programs in total: 96 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Washington & Jefferson College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Washington & Jefferson College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1358 students with 44674 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Washington & Jefferson College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Washington, PA is a town full of welfare recipients and drugs, I would not send your kids here.A student was murdered here a few years ago, he was a member of the football team. It’s not even safe for football players to walk around Washington.If you want to pay $60k/yr to send your kid to a dangerous, drug infested town then send them here.The school is onto another President. Lots of turnover on the staff.And again, a student was murdered on campus a few years ago.Research the crimes in Washington, PA. Very unsafe area, would never send my kids here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am currently a student attending the college and the campus culture has changed drastically since I have been in attendance. The primary cause of this culture change has been the increase in policy enforced by the school under the new administration (new president). The police have racially profiled students consistently, even going as far as to follow a black student's mother off campus on the assumption that she was in possession of drugs, she was not. The policing on this campus is designed to punish students rather than protect. Other flaws of this school include: inadequate house that is grossly in need of repairs, housing costs that are nearly double rent in the area and students are prohibited from living off campus, the campus food is subpar and often prepared incorrectly, the social life on campus has nearly ended, due to the policing tactics of the school. Overall not worth the cost, even with generous scholarships.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This college had my last review deleted because they don't like people telling the truth so I'm reposting it.College acceptance rate was 32% when I was there and now its 42 something percent so they allow less intelligent people in now.They have a heavy bias towards their football team. At the same time they tried to get rid of the water polo program even though its the only division III program they have that can claim they beat division I programs such as Fordham and George Washington.Their grading system is ridiculous and puts students at a disadvantage when applying to graduate schools when compared to other schools.The school does not like Greek Life even though Greek Life is responsible for the majority of the campus night life. Greek life dominates the night life because townies hate the college and a college kid was killed by a townie as proof.The academics are top notch and only those truly worthy of graduating will get a degree here, the professors do not hold back and a student will learn what it takes to be a top notch researcher.Their Magellan Program is very nice and I encourage all students to participate in it.They have shuttles that go to and from Pittsburgh.They have good connections inside the state of PA so employment opportunities are good after graduating to those who are worthy.The food is not perfect but it is more than satisfactory. I've never had a problem with the food, it works and gets the job done just fine.This is a liberal arts college and you will be forced to take classes outside of your major, those who complain about this should be ignored as they did not do their research beforehand.Overall a super solid 3/5. School needs to help out Greek Life rather then destroy it because otherwise more college kids will get hurt by the hatred filled townies.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of best colleges in the state of Pennsylvania behind Penn and CMU. Graduates typically become doctors or lawyers. Great overall education and a fantastic campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I had the best four years of my life at this school.5 REASONS TO COME1. Magellan Project = Research Opportunities to study basically anything you want anywhere in the world; Up to 80-90% of the project is typically funded2. Intersession = 1 month long, four credit course in January that is typically laid-back but highly interesting and focused3. Alumni network = These people are highly favorable of current students and are a huge asset to you for jobs and internships4.... 4 Year Graduation Guarantee = Do it all in four years or the school pays for it (unless you made a mistake when registering classes) 98% of students graduate in four years5. Academics = At the end of the day, W&J is a great school with smart people - not stuck up smart people - who are hard workers. We work hard and can play hard.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 60 S Lincoln St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +7245031001

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: washjeff.edu

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