Tuition & Fees

$50,170

$50,170

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
47%
600-699
48%
500-599
5%
700-800
49%
600-699
49%
500-599
2%
700-800
40%
600-699
55%
500-599
5%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
57%
24-29
42%
18-23
1%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,203
Declined + 3,898
Total Received 5,101
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Private (nonprofit)

1,830

undergraduate students

330

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Accounting
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 5887
ACT 4430

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School Facts

Washington and Lee is a private, highly selective liberal arts university. Founded in 1749, its 430-acre campus is located in Lexington, approximately 50 miles north of Roanoke and 190 miles south of Washington, DC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,160
Established in 1749
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Lexington, VA

430-acre campus in Lexington (population: 7,262), 50 miles from both Lynchburg and Roanoke and 190 miles from Washington, DC. Bus serves Roanoke; air serves Lynchburg and Roanoke; train serves Staunton (30 miles).

Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 73% of male students
 
8 sororities 75% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
47%
600-699
48%
500-599
5%
700-800
49%
600-699
49%
500-599
2%
700-800
40%
600-699
55%
500-599
5%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
57%
24-29
42%
18-23
1%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,203
Declined + 3,898
Total Received 5,101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Sally S. Richmond
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 540 463-8710
F: 540 458-8062
admissions@wlu.edu

Cost

Tuition $49,170
Room $5,600
Board $6,130
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $63,700
Average Financial Aid - $48,392
Total with Avg. Aid $15,308

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,392

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $955,901
State $34,249
Institutional $31,741,953
Other external $19,356
Total $32,751,459

Non-need-based

Federal $342,964
State $759,351
Institutional $7,087,136
Other external $522,161
Total $8,711,612

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference (Division III), Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Generals
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Business Administration
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
East Asian Languages/Literature
Economics
Engineering
Engineering/Chemical
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geology
German
History
Independent Work
Journalism
Law
Mathematics
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Public Accounting
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian Area Studies
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Strategic Communications
Studio Art
Theatre
United States Law
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Undergraduate

85%

1,830
students

Female
48%
885

Male
52%
945

Graduate

15%

330
students

Female
45%
148

Male
55%
182

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,824
students

Female
49%
883

Male
51%
941

undergraduatePart-time

1%

6
students

Female
34%
2

Male
66%
4

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

25%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Winter: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

56

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

57

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

55%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Argentina
Canada
China
Japan
Nepal/south Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


Admissions Counselor
540 458-8710
admissions@wlu.edu

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