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Washington & Jefferson College

Founded in 1781 and located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Washington & JeffersonCollege (W&J) is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished co-educational, undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college.

The College's mission is to graduate men and women of uncommon integrity, competence, and maturity who are effective lifelong learners and responsible citizens. All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad  programs, student activities, athletics and volunteer service.

W&J's pre-law and pre-health program are internationally known, having been ranked first in the country per capita for producing lawyers and third in the country per capita for producing doctors and medical researchers.

President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., has helped raise the academic profiles and increase the geographic, socio-economic and ethnic diversity of the student body. Haring-Smith has also encouraged the growth of the College's global movement, increasing the number of study abroad programs from four to 40 and establishing programs for international students at W&J. The nationally acclaimed Magellan Project offers W&J students the chance to take advantage of challenging independent study/travel opportunities, prestigious internships, and advanced research fellowships.

Ranked as one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, W&J has been graduating leaders in every industry for over two centuries. W&J's distinct combination of renowned faculty, state of the art facilities, and abundant opportunities for research, internships, and study abroad in a liberal arts setting provide students with the ultimate preparation to achieve their goals and realize their dreams. For information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-223-6025 or

"We’re spoiled in Pittsburgh being so close to the rivers.”

Julie Throckmorton
Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA, PA 15301
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