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Washington & Jefferson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 17 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Presidents' Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,442)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $39,102)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 38 41 - -
Baseball 38 - - -
Basketball 16 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 24 - Yes
Football 135 - - -
Golf 12 8 - -
Lacrosse 29 21 - -
Soccer 34 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 13 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 17 20 - -
Tennis 10 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 - -
Water Polo 12 13 - -
Wrestling 24 - - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.8%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 0.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.5%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 80.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • Chuck Marcy (Class of 1972), CEO of Horizon Organic Foods
  • Dr. Kenneth Melani (Class of 1975), President and CEO of Highmark
  • Gene Yost (Class of 1950), Founder of Black Box Network Services
  • John Murtha (Class of 1952), U.S. Congressman (1974-2010)
  • John Reed (Class of 1960), Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange
  • Luke Ravenstahl (Class of 2003), Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, was the youngest mayor of a major city in U.S. history.
  • Lyn Dyster (Class of 1980), Co-founder and vice president of Drug Discoverer, Kinex Pharmaceuticals
  • Roger Goodell (Class of 1981), Commissioner of the NFL
  • Tom Rooney (Class of 1993), U.S. Congressman (2009-present)
  • Richard Clark (Class of 1968), President and CEO of Merck & Co.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Gracy from Library, PA
  • 4
  • I live in the all girls freshman dorm and it is known to have one of the closest communties. Everyone on the floors gets along for the most part and…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Gracy from Library, PA
  • I am a current student here

    You have three options for food on campus. The Barista is where you can get a coffee drink and either a sandwich or a pastry for one meal swipe. G&T's is where you can get normal food (burgers, popcorn chicken, grilled cheese, etc.) and fries and a drink for a meal swipe. Or you can go to Commons where you essentially have an all you can eat buffet for a meal swipe. The Commons food can be a little shady but they always have good pasta. They also have special events like Surf n Turf night, steak night, rib night, and Commonsgiving in November. Overall pretty good food is always available, the Barista and G&T's are open until midnight every night.

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  • 4
  • Sara
  • I am a current student here

    people tend to complain about the food but coming from a boarding school I think the food here is great. sure, sometimes it isn't great but most of the time it really isn't bad at all.

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  • 3
  • Madison from Naperville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are 3 eating options on campus; The Barista, George & Tom's, and The Commons (Main Cafeteria). The Barista is like a Starbucks and Convenient Store combined and it's open from 7 AM to 2 AM, with extended hours during Finals. Geroge & Tom's is like a restaurant, you order your food at the cash register (they use your ID) and you can choose from a Deli item, burger and fries, salad, chicken, and many more options depending on the daily menu. Finally, Commons is your typical College Mess Hall. It has many different options including a Specialty Bar that will bring all sorts of Student Favorites Daily. There's also a pizza and pasta bar in the back, a salad bar, a grill, main line, and dessert and breakfast food. All in all, there is always something to eat!

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  • 5
  • Ronnie from Johnstown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    They have Parkhurst Dinning Hall which is a wonderful room with multiple food stations to choose from all of which are nutritious and filling. Then you have your George and Tom's fast grilling foods. The food is great and you choose what you want to eat.

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  • 4
  • Maureen from Glenshaw, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food in the Commons is buffet style and is generally good and diversified. If you go to George and Tom's, the food is made to order but is a nice alternative to switch things up or to go when the Commons is closed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sara
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big part of campus

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  • 0
  • Madison from Naperville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There is Greek Life on Campus! It's a fantastic experience for all students, involved or not. Greek Life is a positive influence on campus with lots of volunteer opportunities, and fun competitions. There are 6 Fraternities and 4 Sororities on campus, a lot of people are worried about there being a separation between Greeks and non-Greeks and there isn't! It's a lot less clique-y than high school and that's why it's awesome!

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  • 0
  • Maureen from Glenshaw, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Many guys choose to go greek on campus. This allows them to be welcomed to the parties and also allows them to have brothers to eat and study with. Less girls choose to join sororities although it is a great way to make friends and both the frats and sororities have the best housing on campus.

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  • Lauren from North Huntingdon, PA
  • I am a current student here

    4 sororities, 6 fraternities. A large portion of students do rush but everyone is welcome to come to most parties and events that Greek organizations hold. You do not necessarily need to be a member of the Greek community to participate in some Greek events.

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