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Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland

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Washington College

Private 4 Year

About Washington College

Washington College is a private, independent liberal arts college located on a 112-acre (45 ha) campus in Chestertown, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore. Maryland granted Washington College its charter in 1782. George Washington supported the founding of the college by consenting to have the "College at Chester" named in his honor, through generous financial support, and through service on the college's Board of Visitors and Governors. Washington College is the 10th-oldest college in the United States and was the first college chartered after American independence. The school became coeducational in 1891.


Located in Chestertown, Maryland.

300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD, 21620-1438, Kent County

Washington College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#491 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Maryland

#8 of 88

2021 Best Private Colleges in Maryland

#4 of 56

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Washington College is Social Sciences followed by Business Management, Biomedical, Natural Resources and Psychology.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Washington College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni