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{ EXPERIENCE } A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION FOR THE WORLD

By The Numbers:

A GLOBAL CAMPUS W&J remains laser-focused on growing its international presence on campus and overseas, sending a record number of students to study abroad in foreign countries while hosting a steady stream of international exchange and degree-seeking students from all over the world.

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countries host semester or yearlong study abroad options for W&J students.

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A HISTORY OF DISTINCTION

Washington & Jefferson College is nestled among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania in the city of Washington, a community of more than 15,000 people, 50 kilometers/30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. W&J’s campus is only a 30-minute drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is within a 90-minute flight of 70 percent of North America’s population. Few cities of any size match Pittsburgh’s offerings in the performing and visual arts, world-class museums, and variety of restaurants. Students easily can travel to Pittsburgh on the Pipeline—a shuttle

ONE OF THE NATION’S OLDEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE HAS SPENT MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES EDUCATING THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE BECOME LEADERS IN EVERY PROFESSIONAL FIELD. Founded in 1781 by graduates of Princeton, Washington & Jefferson College, also known as W&J, is a modern institution with roots that extend back to the frontier days—to the days when America was fighting for independence. The College continues to be a leading national liberal arts college, and is committed to developing students one at a time through personal attention. The founders of Washington & Jefferson College were thoughtful, learned people who believed a person needed a well-rounded education to participate fully in the social, political and economic life of the country. It is a belief that W&J still holds today, and an essential component of our liberal arts tradition. Every year U.S. News and World Report ranks W&J among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. W&J is committed to your personal, professional and academic development. Take a look. We’re sure you’ll find that Washington & Jefferson College continues to be a revolutionary place.

running directly from campus into downtown Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, and the 13th largest in the United States. At a recent G-20 Summit, President Obama described Pittsburgh as “a world-class city” that serves as a model for turning the page to a 21st-century economy. While the city is historically known for its steel industry, today its economy is largely based on health care, education, technology, robotics and financial services. Pittsburgh was named the “most livable city” in the United States by Rand McNally (2007), Forbes (2010) and The Economist (2011) and the 29th-most-livable city worldwide by The Economist.

Intersession courses were conducted abroad in 2013.

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minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport and Downtown Pittsburgh.

Seventy One Percent

of students engage in a career related experience before graduation.

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students studied abroad in 2010-11, ranking W&J 24th in the nation for study-abroad participation by the Institute of International Education.

307,950 dollars have been raised in scholarship funds by alumni for students to study abroad since 2007.


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FACULTY MENTORS

THE LIBERAL ARTS: AN AMERICAN TRADITION

YONGSHENG WANG, Ph.D. MAXWELL CHOMAS ’15 Maxwell Chomas ’15 and Dr. Yongsheng Wang first met when Maxwell expressed an interest in studying economics at W&J. Maxwell, an economics and mathematics major, realized he and Dr. Wang shared some academic interests. Together, the pair are researching ethics and the economy. Their research will result in a published paper about how a common understanding of ethics influences the view of corporate social responsibility in the U.S. “It is important to have a close mentor in the early learning stage for a young scholar,” said Dr. Wang. “Maxwell found comfort in W&J. The faculty is so approachable. W&J has created an environment for these young scholars to pursue their dreams freely, which is the ultimate ingredient for success.”

Most people think about attending a college or university to gain preparation in a specific career field. A liberal arts education prepares the student for more than a career. At W&J, all courses are taught by inspiring and devoted faculty members who hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 15, W&J helps you build close relationships with your professors and engage in the kind of learning that comes from real dialogue. W&J professors are recognized experts in their fields. Faculty members who teach at liberal arts colleges make a deliberate choice to focus on teaching undergraduate students, which means your education is their top priority. Students who choose to study at liberal arts colleges do so because they value a close relationship with their professors and because they want to take an active role in their own learning. W&J faculty members won’t just be your professors; they’ll be your mentors, advising you on selecting classes, providing information about careers and graduate programs, and challenging you to reach further to discover options you never before considered and talents you never knew you had.

JENNIFER LOGAN, Ph.D. JULIA PACILIO ’14 Julia Pacilio ‘14 has traveled the world as a Magellan Scholar, a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and a W&J Merck Internships for Excellence in Science Awardee. She has completed internships at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands, Akron Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Vascular and Pulmonary Institute. “Julia is such a presence in our department,” said Dr. Jennifer Logan.“ I love being able to work with students, one-on-one. It’s a moment of pride to see what a student is capable of achieving and knowing that you were able to be a part of that process, pushing them to be the best that they can be.”

HLA HPONE (JACK) MYINT ’16 Political Science Major Burma Growing up in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, Hla Hpone Myint ’16—known to his classmates as “Jack” —always dreamed of attending college in the U.S., calling the country a “symbol for human rights and democracy.” “This experience has inspired me to stay focused on my decision to return to my country as a politician,” said Myint, who plans on attending graduate school or law school after W&J. “Burma is entering a new era of democracy and change but, the truth is, there is still a lot of work to be done. Because I have been given this opportunity to study in a model country, I feel it is my responsibility as a citizen to bring my experience back to Burma.”

{ TOP-NOTCH ACADEMICS} MAJORS: Accounting Art Art Education Biochemistry Biological Physics Biology Business Administration Cell/Molecular Biology Chemistry Child Development and Education Communication Arts Computing and Information Studies Economics Education (Teacher Certification) English Environmental Studies Financial Economics French German History International Business International Studies Mathematics Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish Theatre Thematic (Self-designed Major)

Pre-Professional and Special Programs: Biological Physics; Education (Elementary, Secondary and Special Certification); Health Professions; Mind, Brain, and Behavior; Pre-Law; ROTC

Minors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Computing and Information Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurial Studies, Environmental Studies, French, Gender and Women’s Studies, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre

Other Areas of Study: Arabic, Chinese, Earth & Space Science, Film and Video Studies, Graphic Design, Human Resource Management, Japanese, Physical Education, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Russian

Examples of Graduate Schools W&J Graduates Attend: Carnegie Mellon University Columbia University George Washington University Law School Johns Hopkins University Massachusetts Institute of Technology New York University School of Medicine Northwestern University Law School Stanford University Syracuse University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Law School and School of Medicine The College of William & Mary School of Law

By The Numbers: THE W&J ADVANTAGE W&J educates students with strong skills that can be put to use immediately after graduation. W&J’s pre-law and pre-health programs are internationally known. W&J has been ranked first in the country per capita for producing lawyers and ranked third in the country for producing doctors and medical researchers.

> Ninety Percent of W&J students who apply to law or health-related schools are accepted. That’s more than twice the national average.

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students paired with graduates through the alumni mentor program in 2012.

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of W&J Graduates are employed within their field of study or are enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation.

Sixty-seven

Magellan grants offered for summer 2013.

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of W&J classes have 20 or fewer students.

courses taught by graduate students – all classes are taught by professors.

A liberal arts education prepares the student for a lifetime of learning

by educating the whole student through a broad curriculum. Furthermore, a liberal arts education ensures that you develop useful skills that will benefit you as you ascend in your chosen profession. No matter what you study, your instructors will challenge you to find ways to apply the ideas and methods of inquiry you learn to the world at large. You’ll leave W&J with the skills you need to continue learning for the rest of your life.


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ALUMNI MENTORS: FOLLOW THE LEADER

At W&J, we believe there’s more to the American college experience than going to class and studying. Finding the college that is the perfect fit for you is about combining your goals for the future with your current passions and interests.

In boardrooms across the county and around the world, Washington & Jefferson College graduates are rising to the top of many industries ranging from health care to law and from government to education. W&J offers more than just an education—it welcomes you to an elite group of alumni who can help mentor you and open doors to professional success.

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Change Agent Joyce Golonka ’85

PRINCIPAL OF STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION CAPGEMINI CONSULTING

“THERE IS SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY WITH CAREERS. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU MAKE A WRONG CHOICE OR IF YOU MAKE A CHOICE THAT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT.”

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THE COMPETITION

THE MOMENT

YOUR PASSIONS

Do you play a sport or are you a die hard fan who loves to attend sporting events? W&J offers 25 NCAA Division III teams in almost every sport imaginable. Whether you are looking to compete at a collegiate level or just want to stay active with sports — W&J is the perfect place to find balance between academics and athletics.

Outside of the classroom, our students fill their days by taking advantage of the countless advancement opportunities that W&J has to offer. We believe that there’s much more to college life than just academics. It’s about making connections with people and setting the groundwork for your future. This is your moment—seize the day.

W&J puts valuable resources at your fingertips so that you can get the most out of your education. Our students are very active and creative with their use of time. There are more than 80 clubs and organizations to choose from—making whatever you are passionate about easily accessible and possible to explore further.

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Policy Maker Jennifer Goldstein Branstetter ’94

SECRETARY OF PLANNING AND POLICY TO PENNSYLVANIA GOV. TOM CORBETT

“YOU CAN BE PRESENTED ANY OPPORTUNITY, BUT IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL.”

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Academic Authority Kenyon Bonner ’94

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

“DON’T BE AFRAID TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE SMARTER THAN YOU. THE ONLY THING THAT YOU NEED TO BE IS THE BEST STUDENT IN THE ROOM.”


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