Washington College

About Washington College

Since 1782, students have come to this Maryland Eastern Shore campus at pivotal moments in their lives, seeking not only an education, but an experience like no other. Offering rigorous coursework in the liberal arts, we invite you to engage in “all hands on learning.”

Your revolution starts here.

Yes, George Washington played a role in our early days. And we have traditions that resonate with generations of Washington College alumni. The real history is yours to make.

Approximately 1,450 undergraduate students from 35 states and 40 nations attend Washington College. We have a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, which means your professors will likely say hi to you in the Dining Hall. Campus groups like the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows and Model UN provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities. Other student organizations are big on community service or the arts. And although we’re set in a rural location, we’re 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


Black Life At Bellevue Intern

July 2023 - July 2023 Royal Oak, MD
“I enjoyed the opportunity to engage with Bellevue history amid gentrification. I very much enjoyed learning methods of vernacular architecture, oral history conduction, archival research, and deed research to aid in community development research in Black spaces.”

Student Writer

October 2019 Chestertown, MD
“Interviewing and getting to know different students in different areas of study, and really getting to hear their stories. ”
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