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Washington & Jefferson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,427
Total Undergrads
Including 17 Part-time
395
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Presidents' Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,442)
11
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

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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
  • Chelsea from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 4
  • the dorms are a little outdated but they do have more exclusive bathrooms. by this i mean there is one bathroom to a small number of people versus one bathroom…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Danielle from Venetia, PA
  • 4
  • The first semester is always really fun but do not get too carried away and let your grades slip. You will have to pay for that next semester when you…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More
  • Erin from Cheswick, PA
  • 3
  • as a freshman the dorms are semi small but manageable. last year when i was looking at different colleges i saw much smaller dorm rooms so i cant complain. plus…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Madison from Naperville, IL
  • Aug-03-2014 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
  • Aug-21-2013 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
  • Oct-29-2012 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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  • 4
  • Ahleighia from Lancaster, PA
  • Jul-30-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Pretty good, there are kitchens in the dorm. You can't bring microwaves but you can rent the school's.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from North Huntingdon, PA
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good for college food, but there aren't any fast food options or flex dollars with outside companies like larger schools have. Sometimes the meals can be hit or miss; some meals are extremely good and others days you may have difficulty finding something you like especially if you are a picky eater (this usually occurs on weekends...leftovers). But there is always the salad bar, sandwich station, pizza/pasta, or cereal to choose from.

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  • 2
  • Paige from Coraopolis, PA
  • Jul-10-2012 I am a current student here

    Food is unhealthy and repetitive. Probably the worst thing about the college. You win some, you lose some..

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madison from Naperville, IL
  • Aug-03-2014 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
  • Kelsee from Washington, PA
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big part of W&J. Students that are not involved in Greek Life are not ostracized because of it.

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  • 0
  • Ronnie from Johnstown, PA
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    There are six fraternities and four sororities to pledge to and they all live on campus in there very own homes.

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  • 0
  • Maureen from Glenshaw, PA
  • Oct-29-2012 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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  • 0
  • Lauren from North Huntingdon, PA
  • Jul-23-2012 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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  • 0
  • Heather from South Park, PA
  • Jun-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Yes. Around 40% of students participate. There are 10 houses. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi for women and Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Psi, Beta Theta Pi, FIJI, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta for men.

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  • 0
  • President
  • May-10-2012 I am a current student here

    Great Greek life. I believe 60% of campus is Greek.

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