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Leaders Are Made at Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College gives students an exceptional education they can really use. Just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., 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, its focus has been on student success and building leaders of character.

A Place to Thrive

Becoming one of tomorrow's leaders starts with the right education today, and W&J, will help you combine your passion with one-of-a-kind research and internship experiences to build the career you want. The College’s 32 majors and 34 minors are led by expert faculty who 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 liberal arts approach to college, W&J helps you craft an education that’s versatile, relevant, and completely personalized.

Pittsburgh Connection

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, only a short drive away. The W&J faculty and Office of Career Pathways can help you connect with real-world learning opportunities at numerous Pittsburgh institutions and organizations and can also help you network with alumni who now call Pittsburgh home.

W&J’s location gives you the best of both worlds: a charming, historic campus with one of the most vibrant and fun cities in the country right in its backyard.

Financial Support

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. Its signature W&J Thrive Scholarship is all about rewarding you for your accomplishments before coming to W&J and for the outstanding work we 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

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. W&J wants to learn about the dreams you’ll realize, the opportunities you’ll seize, and the people you’ll impact. The College wants to know all about you – everything that makes you undeniably and uniquely yourself. Because when W&J understands who you are and who you want to become, it can help you forge the foundation to do anything.

Visit – Virtually!

You can always make a connection with W&J and its Admission counselors, even if its virtual! Admission counselors are available to meet virtually, one-on-one, with interested students and their families. You can also learn more by exploring the W&J Virtual Experience, showcasing faculty, current students, and admission and student life staff members as they detail the many opportunities for students to thrive on-campus and beyond the classroom. Check out to meet the team of counselors, schedule an interview, or experience a virtual tour.

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