Washington & Jefferson College Profile
Founded in 1781, Washington & Jefferson College is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished coed, four-year liberal arts undergraduate colleges.
Located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, The College's mission is to graduate men and women of uncommon integrity, competence and maturity who are effective lifelong learners and responsible citizens -- prepared to contribute substantially to the world in which they live.
W&J's pre-law and pre-health programs are well known. More than 90 percent of W&J students who apply to law or health-related schools are accepted. More than 93 percent of W&J's seniors seeking employment find work in their fields or attend graduate school following graduation.
Opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics and volunteer service. With an enrollment of 1,400 students, W&J's 60-acre suburban campus includes more than 50 academic, recreational and residential buildings -- as well as a 54-acre biological field station. The top five majors for the Class of 2017 were business, accounting, psychology, economics, and communication arts.