Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,285

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
670
75th
760
25th
680
75th
35
25th
33
75th
32
25th
29
75th
34
25th
32
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,225
Declined 3,773
Total Received 4,998
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Private

1,865

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,269
Established in 1749
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small town

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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
82%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
670
75th
760
25th
680
75th
35
25th
33
75th
32
25th
29
75th
34
25th
32

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,225
Declined 3,773
Total Received 4,998

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
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Financial Aid

61%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$46,111

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,170
Room $8,365
Board $7,445
Additional fees $1,115
Books & supplies $2,220
Total $75,315
Average Financial Aid - $46,111
Total with Avg. Aid $29,204

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,339,102
State $48,064
Institutional $40,042,402
Other external $23,313
Total $41,452,881

Non-need-based

Federal $1,243,842
State $998,111
Institutional $9,489,925
Other external $623,895
Total $12,355,773
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 540 458-8717
F: 540 463-8062
financialaid@wlu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, cheerleading, fly fishing, polo, racquetball, rock climbing, running, squash, strength/conditioning, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference, Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Accounting.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, 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.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Spanish Language and Literature.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Business Administration
  3. Politics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

2,269

total students

13%

in-state

87%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

1,865
students

Female
50%
934

Male
50%
931

18%

404
students

Female
49%
196

Male
51%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,850
students

Female
50%
932

Male
50%
918

1%

15
students

Female
13%
2

Male
87%
13

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Student Break-down

4%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Winter: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented China
Kenya
Nepal
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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