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Reviews 576 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a program called Think About It that is supposed to engage incoming freshmen and transfers in the talk about sexual assault and drinking. The program is great but other than that we don't have much more information about it. We have signs posted in the bathrooms about where to call if you have been sexually assaulted. We don't have much about prevention or awareness after Think About It.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a professor who didn't like me and accused me of stealing a pen. He also didn't grade my papers fairly. Other than him, the professors are nice enough. The English department has some really great professors who make the classes fun and interesting. ENG 101 is shouldn't be a requirement but the GRW is actually a good class. It is worth the requirement.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It isn't the worst housing but it certainly isn't the best. Most of the dorms are far away from class buildings and the selection process is confusing. They do not enforce quiet hours so people are loud all throughout the night.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a small school but it has both aspects of large and small schools. Don't fall into that trap of "you'll know everyone" or the "ALL of the professors are approachable." That is not the case. You won't know everyone because the school is spread out enough that you will still be meeting people in the spring of your junior year--who are also juniors! As for the professors, some are approachable but certainly not everyone. As well, campus housing isn't the nicest bunch of people and the room selection process is confusing.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is a major force on campus. They are always available, however their response time is a little slow. There are more support options available for after a crime has occurred rather than preventing one. That said, crime rates are pretty low on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors all genuinely care, and there are many support services for anything a student may need. The only drawback is that this is a very small school in a very small town, so social life and parties are lacking. However, almost everyone knows that going in, so no one is really unhappy with the level of parties here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is geared towards getting as many graduates as possible employed. There all multiple career fairs throughout the year, and the small student population means there are numerous opportunities for each student to network with alumni or potential employers.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are very average. The buildings offer laundry and common rooms, but nothing special. The main benefit is that all the dorms are relatively close to the academic buildings-- nothing is more than a ten minute walk away.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The parties are good and non-exclusive, however they mainly consist of Greeks and you really need to know many of them in order to have a good time. They are all heavily involved in service and their respective philanthropies though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is a small community with students and faculty that genuinely care. It is encouraged for everyone to get involved in as many things as possible, and it is also relatively easy to find something that you're interested in. I would definitely enroll here again

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is not big at our school; however school spirit and several clubs are available

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is small and so is the classrooms. The teacher to student ratio is great. The Professors are truly interested in the students succeeding

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experiences with professors and courses have been great. I have immensely enjoyed almost every class I've taken at WAC, and the professors are the biggest influence in making the academic environment as good as it is. My professors, save maybe 1 or 2, have all been VERY competent, very articulate, prepared, and insightful. Classes are very small, so attendance is fairly strict; you can't skip without the professor noticing. Classes are usually discussion based with heavy amounts of writing. WAC prides itself on the competency its students as writers, so you will be exercised thoroughly in writing during your time there. For a small school, they offer a wide variety of majors. However, not as many classes are offered in less popular majors, so you don't have much wiggle room when it comes to selecting classes to meet your requirements.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Your prospects of getting an internship are very high. The career center provides plenty of information on internships from numerous kinds of employers, and your professors will provide good references and possibly even personal connections to internships in your field. I cannot yet speak to the quality of the alumni network, as I have yet to utilize it in finding a job or internship, however I know it to be a fairly expansive network laced with many highly successful Washington College graduates in multiple fields.

Finding a job after graduation is a toss up, like it is for almost every graduate from every school. I have seen friends have amazing success, landing jobs exactly where they wanted to be, working on the things they'd always wanted to work on. But I have also seen friends struggle to find jobs in their field, settling for positions below their potential and outside of their field of study, or worse, not finding something suitable at all. Between those two extremes, I believe on average students graduating from Washington College are usually able to find acceptable jobs, but not always in their field of study. There are many resources available to students during their time in school such as networking conferences and job fairs. The success a student will have post graduation is mostly dependent on the use of these networking resources to build strong connections in the professional world before graduation.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on our campus is very small, naturally because it's a small campus, but it feels like everyone is in a frat or sorority. The 6 major greek organizations on campus are the Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, and Kappa Sigma fraternities, and the Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Alpha Omicron Pi Sororities. The housing for the Sororities is of a much better quality than that of the frat houses on the quad. The houses provide rooms smaller than jail cells for newbies, and it is mandatory under normal circumstances to live at least one year in the frat house to maintain membership.

Sorority housing is in a nicer dorm called Harford, and each soro has a house that can hold 16 girls at "Western Shore," the most sought after housing on campus. The culture behind greek life can sometimes be disastrous. Despite the heavy no hazing policies, a lot happens behind the scenes that could be considered harmful and degrading. Despite that, the greeks do work hard for fundraising and put a lot of genuine effort into their philanthropy.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The biggest sports for Washington College are Lacrosse, Rowing, and Baseball. Every year we face our rival school's lacrosse team in an event called "War on the Shore," and it's a huge party. Whether we win or not people have a great time cheering and boozing on the lawn near the stadium. I am not personally interested in the sports at WAC, so I have only been to War on the Shore, since it's one of those can't miss events unique to Washington College, however I know many students regularly attend the baseball, basketball, and soccer games and sports like Rowing bring in big wins from regional Regattas.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've greatly enjoyed my time at Washington College so far. The opportunities for community involvement, clubs, abroad experiences, and arts are well-organized and available to everyone. The professors are engaged, competent, and helpful to their students, in and after class. The campus is beautiful, the community is amiable, and the dining hall is better than that of most other schools where I have eaten.

Washington College is an excellent school, however I have found the administration and financial aid to be desperately lacking, to the point where I have seriously considered transferring. On the administration: despite there being only approx. 1,500 students at WAC, I cannot say with confidence that Washington College administrators give much of a damn about the needs of any individual student. That is to say, individual students not connected to wealthy alum, staff/faculty members, or paying full tuition.

Additionally, the financial aid department does not do much for students from low-income families, and they have told a friend of mine to essentially suck it up and go to cheaper school because they weren't going to help her find a way to resolve her loan issues. There are not enough scholarships offered by the school to support the students, nor are there standards of determining aid satisfactory. Additionally, the school will find ways to leech money from your family like you would not believe. They are notorious for not paying their student workers on time, not returning damage deposits to students who's dorms/apartments were left entirely intact, over-charging for services such as sweeping a room after students have moved out, and all manner of other tedious money-making strategies. This leaves students feeling totally exploited, especially those who don't have cash to blow on feeding the high salaries of admins.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our public safety is great at ensuring our safety and security on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: High quality courses and professors. Good variety of courses offered but sometimes the timing of the classes interfere.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: the career center at this school is phenomenal, they really work with students to set the up with internship and job prospects.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are kind of old but the space and amenities are great. The housing process is rather inconvenient.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: As a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, I personally believe that Greek life on this campus has a very positive impact on this campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We are a mostly D3 campus so our performance isn't the best but the fan support and school spirit it admirable. Our athletic facilities are also top notch.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school, it's a small liberal arts college on the Chester River consisting of a tight knit community. It's truly a home away from home. Class sizes are small so you get to know your professors and peers in a very intimate environment, and there are a variety of ways to get involved on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: All depends on who you know and what parties you go to. Either house parties or Frat parties

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