Washington and Jefferson College

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (12)
Humanities (10)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Business & Management (5)
Medicine & Health (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Law (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Washington & Jefferson College is one of the most venerable institutions in the United States of America. Founded in 1781 by a group of pioneering Presbyterian ministers, the College is located in Washington, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, and provides undergraduates with a top-ranked four-year, co-ed liberal arts and sciences education. 

Research

Practical research experience is a vital part of an education in any scientific discipline, and we’re proud to say that Washington & Jefferson College offers a variety of research options for students to work with faculty. The curricula for both the natural and social sciences heavily feature lab courses, and students are also encouraged to pursue independent study opportunities in which they work one-on-one with our professors in the lab.

Career

The Office of Career Services assists students in integrating their liberal arts education with their career aspirations. In addition, the office engages students as active participants in their career development. We facilitate the connection between students and alumni mentors to provide opportunities to explore and interact with professionals in a variety of career fields.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Office of International Student Initiatives is here at the beginning of your journey with F1 student advising and support throughout the visa process. When you arrive on campus we offer a comprehensive international student orientation designed to help you discover college resources and to meet the many community member that will be part of your experience at the college. 

Housing services

Residence Life coordinates a positive, safe, and developmental housing experience for W&J students. As we are a residential campus, 98% of W&J students live on campus during their four years. First-year students are paired with roommates and are housed in first-year housing based on the living preferences they submit. All continuing students participate in the spring housing process to secure housing for the upcoming year.

Library services

The library offers licensed electronic resources, including indexing and abstracting databases, electronic reference tools, and individual e-journal subscriptions. 

Medical services

The Student Health and Counseling Services Center at Washington & Jefferson College supports the mission of the College and the Division of Student Life by providing health, counseling, and psychological services designed to foster the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of the student body.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Club & Intramural Sports program at Washington & Jefferson College is proud to provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive leagues, tournaments, and special events throughout the school year.

Student clubs

W&J offers 10 club teams and organizations that are open to all current W&J students. A number of club teams compete in various leagues and take part in competitions in the tri-state area, while others are purely recreational. 

Accreditation

Washington & Jefferson College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

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