W&J in Japan

日本人 外人 トモダチ

Nihonjin gaijin tomodachi.

Washington & Jefferson College

  • Our roots stretch back to the founding of the United States; W&J is over 200 years old and is the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains in the eastern United States.
  • Traditional - students in the  U.S. often start their education in small liberal arts and then go to major univesities for their advanced degrees.
  • Security is solid at W&J and W&J is located near major metropolitan centers. 
  • Small class size: At W&J the average class size is 16 students per class.
  • Per Capita among colleges in the United States, W&J ranks:
    • #1 in producing future lawyers
    • #3 for producing future medical doctors
  • Graduating seniors rank in 96th percentile out of 186 institutions college exit exams.

At W&J:

  • 70% report having internships while at W&J
  • Students won national international awards at the Pasteur Institute in Paris as well as:
  • Fullbright Fellowships
  • World Enviornmental Scholarship
  • Gilder Lehrman Scholarship (History)
  • Full and partial scholarships to many national and international universities for graduate studies
  • Magellan Scholarships to explore the world


W&J Students also:

  • Present at national and international conferences in all fields
  • Won the American prize in Choral Performance for the Camerata Singers in 2010 at Carnegie Hall.

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