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Reviews 597 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Many of the campus housing options are old and outdated, except for the newly built housing which is only for seniors and select juniors. Most lack air conditioning. Most of the RA's don't enforce any of the rules and it's pretty much a free for all.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is driven by drinking and parties. It is in the middle of a very small town with absolutely nothing to do, so if you don't like drinking/partying, then you will most definitely feel out of place at this school. The academics were okay, but I didn't like many of the different professors that I had.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security officers are always there to help when someone is in need. They have saved a few of my friends a few times and are a very useful resource!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors really care about their students and their academics, which in part I believe is because of the size of the school. We provide really great opportunities for students to succeed, and I'm excited to see what my study abroad options are for my future semesters.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Getting a degree from this school looks very good on future college applications and job apps as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like having my own bathroom and not having to share with every individual on my floor this year. The people near me are nice and I get along with them well. I was placed in a decent building and I feel like it is a good fit for my first year.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have talked to many Greeks and after being set on not rushing this semester, I have changed my mind! Every sorority and fraternity is different, but they all seem like wonderful individuals and I can't wait to see what Greek life has in store for me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not attended many of our games/meets, nor used any of the facilities, but they are a major part of our school and a major consideration for some students!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities the school provides is wonderful. The reason I was attracted to this school was because of its opportunities to study abroad, and this past month I actually spent in Nicaragua pursuing my dreams!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. The security guards are active on campus and provide many services for the students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can recall on bad experience with a professor during the spring semester of my freshman year. All of my professors are kind, intelligent, available to the students. They are extremely understanding and allow students to be students. My classes have been engaging and thought provoking. I look forward to having new experiences.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am very confident in my ability to get into law school as well as obtain a job after graduating from Washington and Jefferson College. The value of the degree is phenomenal, and provides each student with many opportunities. Career services is very available and helpful to the students, and their work increases the likelihood that each student will receive a job in their field of study.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshman year experience in Beau Hall was absolutely amazing. The rooms, although small, provided adequate space for living. The cleanliness was always excellent. My R.A. was always available to me, especially during difficult times with my roommate. All the residents were very close, it became like a home and we were a family. The only downfall to the freshmen dorms were the lack of air conditioning. I currently live in Fillmore, by myself, and I love it. The room is a sufficient size, the social atmosphere is appropriate, my R.A. makes herself available to all residents. However, the cleanliness at times is lacking.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not plan to pledge in a sorority; however, I have many a friends that are in Greek life who absolutely love the experience. All the fraternities and sororities are extremely involved in the community and do wonderful things for charities.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Attending Washington and Jefferson College has been one of the best experiences of my life, I have learned so much not only about myself but also about my desired field of study. My pre-law adviser as well as my psychology adviser are extremely helpful, and are always available to discuss my future and any fears I have moving forward. W&J has pushed me harder than anything I have experienced, but I am very grateful for all the opportunities it has afforded me and can afford me in the future. Although it has its drawbacks, it's prestige and the education it provides me supersedes it all.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is well with responding to a hostile situation.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It depends on the professor you get. Some professors care others don't. The class sizes are nice though.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of degree of the school is good.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Much work needs to be done on the buildings. Chipping in the walls and mold grows from the rooms all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have nothing bad to say about greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's put above student education.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The money put into the school isn't put into students needs. Also, for kids who have allergies they don't have accommodations.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Faculty is great, student body is awesome, and the campus makes you feel at home!

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school is unique because they are doing more and more to involve students in the outside community.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I was deciding where I wanted to go to school, it was dependent on what I wanted to major in. I felt that pharmacy would be a better major for me because I thought that I could be more successful, and like an average high school student, I wanted to have the idea that I was going to be so wealthy. After a year and a half of pharmacy school, I knew that it was not right for me, because I needed to follow my heart and study what I wanted to study, not what my family wanted me to study. I made the transfer to W&J and absolutely fell in love with school. At my old school I dreaded going everyday, but here I feel so welcome and I look forward to waking up every morning going to class, studying my true passion. I could have stuck it out with pharmacy and done what my high school self thought I wanted to do, but transferring to W&J was the best decision of my life. I feel right at home here. The students, faculty, and facilities are second to none, and my only regret is not coming here from the beginning. I am lucky that I now know what I do and don't want to do for the rest of my life, it's just that I am playing the catch-up game to try and graduate on time so I don't need to take another loan for another semester of school. I love absolutely everything about Washington & Jefferson, and I know that it will always be home to me, and a starting place for my future.

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While some students may spend the week of finals cursing all of their classes and wishing that graduation would just get there already, after a couple of months in the real world, most alumni wish they could return to their good old days at W&J. The four years spent at W&J are undeniably difficult, but they are years well spent. W&J changes its students, and most leave completely different from how they came in. Even those who continue on in the career they have always dreamed of will leave with new interests and a new perspective on that career.

Over the years, W&J has changed and improved the experiences that students can have on campus and around the world. Students are able to do independent research with the multi-million-dollar laboratory equipment in Swanson, speak with professors who have taught in other countries, or take a trip halfway around the world to study another culture. If you come to W&J wanting to get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities offered, then there is no doubt that you will get a fantastic education and have terrific experiences. However, if you come and just want to stay on campus and stick to your normal routine, you will still get a fantastic education but just might not benefit from all the college has to offer.

W&J offers chances that larger colleges or universities could never offer. Most students have dinners with the president, deans, or different professors a few times a semester, and successful alumni are always happy to help out students with career advice. While there may be other colleges that match W&J in academics, any current student will tell you that there is no comparison to the experiences that you will get outside of the classroom.

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