Washington College was founded under the patronage of George Washington as the first college chartered in the new nation. Two hundred years later, the college curriculum remains focused on the duties of citizenship, placing special emphasis on leadership training and service programs as central pieces of its educational experience. Located on the Chester River, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay, Washington College provides an outdoor classroom for students interested in history, anthropology, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies. Washington College has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best Mid-Atlantic colleges and by Washington Post education columnist Jay Matthews as one of the “Hidden Gems” in higher education.
CARNEGIE DESIGNATION: Baccalaureate Colleges—Arts & Sciences
MAIN CAMPUS: Kent County
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT 2019-2020: 1,288
300 WASHINGTON AVENUE
CHESTERTOWN, MD 21620