Washington College - Master's Degree
- Average Tuition USD 51,900
Washington College is the 10th oldest institution of higher learning in the country. Maryland granted Washington College its charter in 1782. George Washington supported the founding of the college by consenting to have the "College at Chester" named in his honor. Washington College was the first college chartered after American independence. The school became coeducational in 1891.
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Forbes (USA) 460
US News (Liberal Arts) 96
- Minimum SAT 1040
- Minimum ACT 24
Established in 1782
In 2015, Washington College was ranked by The Princeton Review as 16th in the United States for "Colleges With The Happiest Students In 2015-16"
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300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States
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H Daniel James
1963-1967, Bachelor of Science
I left Washington college in 1967 with a BS in Organic Chemistry. I got a job with EI DuPont and continued employment there for the next 43 years culminating in a role as Sales Head for a $30B corporation. Upon arrival, I felt adrift in a sea of chemical engineers from big name schools. How would I survive and prosper in this very competitive environment? YYThe answer was clear ... clear written and spoken communications. I discovered that the only thing more important than knowing/understanding something was the ability to express this knowledge and its consequences in a clear and powerful fashion. This skill was not one generally possessed by my peers with technical degrees from big engineering schools. The communication skills I learned at Washington College enabled me to standout as an articulate and effective communicator, attributes that are admired and rewarded in the corporate world. Skills that are as rare as they are valuable.
1961-1964, Bachelor of Arts
The entire experience at Washington College-academic and social-involved learning to listen, think and to express yourself so that you could be understood. The essence of the liberal arts education at WC is to see the connections between things and people across lines that are normally drawn and not crossed.
1970-1974, Bachelor of Arts
What I value most about Washington College and still hold dear to this day, is having learned to appreciate and better understand the complexities and dynamics of our challenging and ever changing world. That has tremendous value for me and highlights one of the principal benefits of an excellent liberal arts education.
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