Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
47%
500-599
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
44%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined 5,031
Total Received 6,178
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Private

1,860

undergraduate students

404

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Washington and Lee University, is a private, highly selective liberal arts university. Founded in 1749, its 415-acre campus is located in Lexington, approximately 50 miles north of Roanoke and 190 miles south of Washington, DC.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,264
Established in 1749
Coeducational Coeducational

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415-acre campus in Lexington (population: 7,136), 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).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Roanoke Regional, Lynchburg Regional

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Mock Convention
  • General Activities Board
  • Nabors Service League
  • Outing Club
  • Sports Clubs

Top Events

  • Fancy Dress Ball
  • Homecoming
  • Alumni Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Emergency Alert System

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
82%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
47%
500-599
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
44%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined 5,031
Total Received 6,178

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

academic GPA
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Cheerleading, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Cheerleading, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Ice hockey, Rock climbing

Club Sports Women

Rock climbing

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Economics, General
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Journalism
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,264

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

1,860
students

Female
50%
931

Male
50%
929

18%

404
students

Female
49%
196

Male
51%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,845
students

Female
51%
929

Male
49%
916

1%

15
students

Female
14%
2

Male
86%
13

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 98%
Student 4 year graduation rate 92%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

5

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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