The first college chartered for the new nation, Washington College was founded in 1782 to educate citizens for the tasks of the new democracy, and that mission remains central today. The College's rich history helps distinguish it among the nation's selective liberal arts colleges: General George Washington lent his name, donated 50 guineas to our founding and served on our first Board of Visitors and Governors. His example of citizenship and leadership continues to shape our traditions and our high expectations for our students.
We believe that a broad, general education in the liberal arts-one shaped by personal relationships with professors and classmates in a supportive residential community-is not only mentally liberating but also the most effective way to prepare for a successful career and a meaningful life. In your first two years on campus, we will encourage you to explore many interests and try new areas of study, to encounter different perspectives and challenge old ways of thinking. We also will encourage you to pursue creative endeavors, athletic competition, recreational activities and campus leadership roles.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security