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Students pose for pictures with the statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson during the Creosote Affects photo shoot May 1, 2019 at Washington & Jefferson College.

Discovery Day at W&J

Discovery Day is the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the holistic student experience at Washington & Jefferson College. Explore where you will live, learn, and connect with friends on a campus tour. Meet faculty and staff during our academic program and activities fair. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in…

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Admission counselors talk with students at the President's House as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.

Admitted Student Reception

Join us for a fantastic gathering with fellow future Washington & Jefferson College students! Here’s what’s in store for you: Mingle with other prospective students and their families, while savoring delectable heavy hors d’oeuvres. Engage with members of our vibrant community, get your burning questions answered, and have that perfect “W&J feels right for me”…

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Creosote Photo Shoot October 2019

Presidents Preview Day

Experience your future college home during Presidents Preview Day, our signature celebration for admitted & deposited students to Washington & Jefferson College for the 2024-25 academic year! You will have the opportunity to expand your network of friends by meeting new classmates, engage with current students, faculty, and staff. Play games and win cool prizes….

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Creosote Affects May 2019 photo shoot

First Look Friday at W&J | June 7

Rising high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores, along with their families, are invited to campus for an introduction to Washington & Jefferson College that includes a campus tour, a complimentary lunch, t-shirt giveaway, and a multitude of opportunities to meet members of the W&J community to learn about academics, student life, financial aid, athletics, study…

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Majors &


Encouraging intellectual growth, passionate focus, and professional preparation is the objective of all our programs. While at W&J you will select two areas of study combining majors, minors, or emphasis to help broaden your skills, experience a diverse curriculum, and build a marketable pre-professional resume. Explore our programs and imagine the future you can build.




W&J graduates are recognized by leading employers and top graduate schools for their character, maturity, and readiness to take their place in the professions of their choosing.


Magellan Projects

Magellan Projects enable exploration throughout the world. You can explore your field of study or engage in a passion project. Each project starts with an idea and ends with a new understanding of the world around you.



Internships help students make professional connections. The great news is that by utilizing W&J's alumni and professional network, the team will help you find the right opportunities and provide resources to help you excel.


Ethical Leadership

Ethical Leadership is built into the curriculum. Students learn how to foster a community of respect and inclusion, provide leadership to resolve ethical issues and conflicts, and advocate for ethical values that lead to change.


Professional Pathways

Professional Pathways have been designed to help every student emerge professionally ready. Students begin working with professional pathways during their first semester on campus to discern interest, sharpen skills and pursue long-term dreams.


Unsurpassed Value

Unsurpassed value at an affordable price at W&J. We believe in providing students with an affordable education. Through our generous merit scholarships, institutional grants, and other financial aid, you will reach an attainable bottom line.


Two Areas of Study

Two Areas of Study help students to build a well-rounded curriculum and explore various aspects of their selected major. Whether through a minor or second major, two areas provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skills.


Entrepreneurial Experiences

Entrepreneurial Experiences are available to all students. Our business incubator Ignite is located on campus and provides the foundation to help start a business.

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Campus Life

At W&J, you become part of a talented and engaging student body recognized for its abilities, dedication, and integrity.

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Alumni Network

Whether living close to campus or around the globe, W&J's network of more than 16,000 living alumni help students achieve their dreams.

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Student & Faculty


W&J Changemakers

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Joey ’24 – Tips on becoming a changemaker

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Jack ’24 – Selfless act of kindness

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Grace ’27 – LuLu’s Free Store


Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls

Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls named 14th President of Washington & Jefferson College

February 27, 2024

Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls named 14th President of Washington & Jefferson College

Engaged citizenship the theme of 7th annual Symposium on Democracy

February 26, 2024

Engaged citizenship the theme of 7th annual Symposium on Democracy

W&J welcomes new students for the spring semester

January 31, 2024

W&J welcomes new students for the spring semester

W&J announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

January 26, 2024

W&J announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

2024 Symposium on Democracy keynote speakers announced

January 17, 2024

2024 Symposium on Democracy keynote speakers announced