Washington College: Narrative Description

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300 Washington Ave.
Chestertown, MD 21620-1197
Tel: (410)778-2800; 800-422-1782; Admissions: (410)778-7700; Fax: (410)778-7287; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.washcoll.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1782. Setting: 120-acre small town campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $95.7 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $8157 per student. Total enrollment: 1,481. Faculty: 143 (86 full-time, 57 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,114 applied, 61% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 1,349 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 49 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 40 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 2% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/15 for early decision, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,040 includes full-time tuition ($23,740), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($5740). College room only: $2600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. part-time tuition: $3957 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $92 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Writers Union, Student Government Association, Hands Out, Omicron Delta Kappa, Dale Adams Society. Major annual events: Fall Weekend, Birthday Ball, May Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,004 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Clifton M. Miller Library with 243,030 books, 247,626 microform titles, 4,667 serials, 6,114 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Chestertown is on the eastern shore of Maryland, 40 miles from Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The community facilities include churches and numerous civic and service organizations. Boating, fishing and hunting are some of the outdoor sports of the area.

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