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Washington & Jefferson College

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Feb 16 2013Political Science
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W&J provides a steller liberal arts education. The social life is alright though, and so is the city of Washington. Overall, I'm very pleased here.
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Faculty Accessibility: A, Surrounding City: B-
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Nov 22 2013Economics
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This the type of school that is what you make it. If you're a person who makes friends and connections easily, you will love your time here.

Socially, it's very old school, work-hard-play-hard(er). The greek life here is tremendous and open to most anyone, and is the nucleus of social activity on the weekends.

As far as academics go, you will have endless opportunities thrown at you, everything from internships, research projects, extra-curriculars, anything to sculpt the ideal resume.

Whether or not you take advantage of them will largely define how happy you are. Being bored in some locations is more fun than in others. If you stay busy, and that's easier to do here than most places, you will be incredibly happy.

The professors are easy to get to, want you to succeed, and will bend over backwards to make you succeed. There aren't any 20-something TA's with master's degrees teaching you in classrooms with 400 kids; you'd learn from masters of their respective trades and classes of about twelve.Don't come here for the food though...

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
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Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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Oct 13 2011Other
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This college is missleading and dishonest in the following way : It does advertise it has 90%-80% rate of medical school admission. It gathers 150-200 into premed program. Screens 30 of them after 4 years and they apply to med school and then 24 get admitted and they say this is 80% success. My Goosness; why be so dishonest and say 24/200=12%...the reason they misslead the numbers is they want people to attend this college.

As far as professors; they are not really inviting you home and have close relationship with students...it is a myth and dishonest to say this....professors are busy with their own children and life and do not even have enough office hours; imagin how they can help you.... the helpers are students tutors who are on workstudy pay and do not know the subject they try to tutor !

Advisors gand advise new students. They do not care what you can and want to take...they just give you a course list. You either make it or you fail ! then they say ohhhh you have to change your fields of study..

Bottom line, W&J advertises Pre-Med rate of 90%. Gets 390 students in; screens 30 to to to pre-med and pressures the rest to switch to teaching, business, etc.......this is how they make money and gather students.... they sell medical school hope and you end it up a teacher !

You tell me "Is it worth $48K per year to pay to this colleges for 4 years to become a teacher !!!"
Very DISHONEST COLLEGE
IT IS A SHAME
I highly recommand parents and students DO NOT get tricked by their statics for premed or admission tricks..because they have thier own agenda to collect students and fill their departments...

As far as courses and professors; they are very small and cannot offer ontime and enough courses; but offer few in each area to keep it going...

Most of famous Alumni of this college graduated from W&J when the year was 1800 and only a handful of colleges in the US were in operation...so Washington or Jefferson used to be one of the few in the nation and hence they were one of few and those who attended did well then (in 1800)...but after 1900 and in the year 2000, this colleges looks like a rural high school...

DO NOT WASTE YOUR $48K......
We made a mistake and fixed it; you do not fall in their marketing trap please.Good luck

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