Washington College

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#170, overall score 37.08/100

Fun Fact:

The college hosts an annual Birthday Ball for George Washington, the school’s namesake and founding patron.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Chestertown, Md.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,479
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 70
  • Jewish population share: 5%
  • Student origin: 45% in-state / 55% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Elm
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Shoremen

COST & AID Score: 4.17/15

  • Score: 4.17/15
  • Tuition: $43,850
  • Room & board costs: $10,612
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $29,630
  • Average loan debt: $30,462

ACADEMICS Score: 8.33/20

  • Score: 8.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Median SAT range: 1090-1300
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 2
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 8.79/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 25.26/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 3.92/34

  • Score: 3.92/34
  • Hillel: Washington College Hillel
  • Chabad: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No

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