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Washington & Jefferson College,

Written by AnonymousJanuary 16, 2012
Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College
Economics and Business Department
Washington, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Accounting majors in Washington & Jefferson College's Economics and Business Department learn accounting in a liberal arts environment. As students are prepared for careers in public accounting, the importance of ethical considerations and the significance of the interdisciplinary nature of societal problems are emphasized. Critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as verbal and written communication skills are stressed in the curriculum. The department encourages accounting majors to obtain an internship while they are undergraduates at Washington & Jefferson College, though it is not mandatory. Washington & Jefferson College has added $100 million dollars in new facilities since 2002, and ninety percent of undergraduates live on campus.

What's the School's contact Information?
Washington & Jefferson College
Economics and Business Department
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
Phone: (724) 223-6025
Fax: (724) 223-6534

Type of School? Private

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $35,960
Room and board: $9,560
Required fees: $460
Books and supplies: $800

What's the typical student profile?
Washington & Jefferson College has a total enrollment of 1,425 undergraduate students. Of the student population 51 percent are male and 49 percent are female. Approximately 26 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 530-610
Range for SAT Math: 530-630
Range for ACT Composite: 23-28
Average High School GPA: 3.35

Regular application deadline: March 1

Career and Placement:
According to analysis of the 2009 census of Washington & Jefferson accounting alumni, accounting majors from the Economics and Business Department typically receive work in entry-level accounting positions after graduating from Washington & Jefferson and work their way up to higher-ranking positions within a few years of graduation.
Career Services at Washington & Jefferson include career days specific to each major department on campus including IUP Accounting Career Day for Accounting majors, where undergraduates majoring in accounting can meet with a number of major employers.

The Office of Career Services aids undergraduates in job search preparation, graduate school applications, internships and on-campus recruitment. It also has a Career Library available for current students and alumni. 

All data is as of 2012.