Washington & Jefferson College gives students an exceptional education they can really use. Just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., in historic Washington County, W&J is proud to be one of the oldest colleges in the United States, giving students the opportunity to discover the leaders in themselves. For more than 200 years, W&J’s focus has been on student success and building leaders of character. Visit W&J today!
A Place to Thrive
Becoming one of tomorrow’s leaders starts with the right education today. W&J’s 32 majors and 34 minors are led by expert faculty who will take the time to get to know you. They’ll do research right alongside you in the classroom, and will help you connect with alumni mentors and off-campus internships to get you the professional experience you need. With a flexible approach to college, W&J helps you craft an education that’s versatile, relevant, and completely individualized — and it extends well beyond campus. W&J’s alumni mentorship program will connect you with dedicated alumni who know where you’re coming from and want to help you get where you’re going. The College also has a robust study-abroad program, and signature programs like the Magellan Project, which offers college-based funding for self-designed internships and research projects around the world.
Want to explore beyond campus? W&J is just south of Pittsburgh, which has been voted one of the most livable cities in the United States. We love it here, and we think you will, too! Pittsburgh’s got it all: art, music, pro sports, internship and career opportunities, and much more. Whether your tastes trend toward weekend museum crawls or funky niche pop-up shops, W&J makes it easy for you to get into the city and experience the things you love. The Pittsburgh Pipeline — W&J’s free student shuttle into the city — can help you get there for the fun stuff, while our faculty, alumni, and Career Services Office can help you connect with real-world learning opportunities at numerous Pittsburgh institutions and organizations.
W&J is the place where you’ll thrive! The College believes in recognizing and rewarding students’ excellence in academic achievements by offering a variety of merit-based scholarships. The College’s signature W&J Thrive Scholarship is all about rewarding you for your accomplishments before coming to W&J, and for the outstanding work they know you’ll continue to do as a student there! Starting at $33,000/year, W&J Thrive is the College’s highest merit scholarship and is awarded to students committed to being leaders. Learn more about Thrive and other scholarships at washjeff.edu/future-students/financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships.
Realizing Your Dreams
W&J will help you combine your passion with one-of-a-kind research, internship, or travel experiences – they just want to know what you want to do. They want to learn about the dreams you’ll realize, the opportunities you’ll seize, and the people you’ll impact. They want to know all about you — everything that makes you undeniably and uniquely yourself. Because when they understand who you are and who you want to become, they can help you forge the foundation to do anything.
W&J is ready for you! Visit the campus Feb. 17 at its Symposium on Democracy Visit Day. See washjeff.edu/future-students for details.