60 S. Lincoln Street Washington, PA 15301 724-223-6025
About Washington and Jefferson College
  • Year of Foundation 1781
  • Size of Campus 60 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,418
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 47% 53% 24%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,210
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,479
Washington & Jefferson College, also known as W & J College or W&J, is a private liberal arts college in Washington, Pennsylvania, in the United States, which is 30 miles (48 km) south of Pittsburgh. The college traces its origin to three log cabin colleges in Washington County established by three Presbyterian missionaries to the American frontier in the 1780s: John McMillan, Thaddeus Dod, and Joseph Smith. These early schools eventually grew into two competing academies and colleges, with Canonsburg Academy, later Jefferson College, located in Canonsburg and Washington Academy, later Washington College, in Washington. These two colleges merged in 1865 to form Washington & Jefferson College. The 60-acre (24 ha) campus, located in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Concert, Homecoming Weekend, International Week, Street Fair, Monticellos Coffee House, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Annual Battle of the Bands, Anchor Splash, "Singled Out"
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 43%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Phi Alpha, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Delta Phi, Psi Chi, Sigm
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel Society, Newman Club, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Student Christian Association
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 37%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, International Club, Asian Student Association.
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh (30), Washington (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh (30)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh (30)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 27
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 22%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • Number of students using college housing 81%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (33%), women's dorms (14%), men's dorms (15%), sorority housing (9%), fraternity housing (9%), special housing for disabled students (1%), special housing for international students (0%), other housing options (19%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 66%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 189,848
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 150
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,159
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 526
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 250
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums Art gallery, microplate reader, cell culture labs, isolator lab, x-ray diffraction unit, neuropsychology lab, atomic absorption unit, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lab
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 14,877
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 250
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs KPMG; National City Bank; University of Pittsburgh; PA House of Representatives; United Parcel Service; Mellon Financial; Automatic Data Processing; Ferguson; Aronson & company; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Internal Revenue Service; Dunbar, Be
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 42%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 700
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 43%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities village