Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Tuition & Fees

$57,285

$57,285

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
47%
500-599
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
34%
700-800
40%
600-699
55%
500-599
5%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
30-36
65%
24-29
34%
18-23
1%
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 (nonprofit)

1,860

undergraduate students

404

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Business Administration
  3. Politics
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Codes

SAT 5887
ACT 4430

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,264
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)

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Lexington, VA

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).

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

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 77% of male students
 
7 sororities 72% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
47%
500-599
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
34%
700-800
40%
600-699
55%
500-599
5%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
30-36
65%
24-29
34%
18-23
1%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%

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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$57,291.00

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 - $57,291
Total with Avg. Aid $18,024

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

James Kaster
Director of Financial Aid
jdkaster@wlu.edu

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

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 Directors

Janine Hathorn (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference, Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Mascot
Generals
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

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

2,264

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 Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

12%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Winter: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

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

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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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

International Student Contact


Admissions Counselor
540 458-8710
admissions@wlu.edu

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