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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

Overview

Student Population
2,223
National Rank
#45
Washington and Lee University overview
Location Lexington, Virginia
Online wlu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Washington and Lee University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Lexington, Virginia, Washington and Lee University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,855 prospective students applied, and 1,239 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 474 enrolled in the school.  2,219 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $51,420 plus fees of $1,035. Washington and Lee is ranked 45 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1350/1490
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.87
Applications Accepted
21.2% 
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$51,420
Costs for Washington and Lee University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,950
Other Fees$1,035
Room and Board $13,925
Budget for Other Expenses$2,170
Total One Year Cost$70,500

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$89,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Washington and Lee University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 21%
Business 19%
Foreign Languages 9%
History 7%
Biology 7%

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St John's College

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Reviews

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If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Washington and Lee University?

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Nov 29, 2018
R******d from Colorado
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Very conservative, homogeneous place. If you want to spend 4 years with wealthy, white, southern, Republican frat boys, this is your place. Lots of freshmen driving brand new BMWs, lots of hats that say "Country Club of Mobile" or "Charleston Country Club." You know that Congressman who heckled Obama during the State of the Union address? He shouted "You lie!" He was Joe Wilson, W&L class of 1969. Lots of Congressmen, governors, judges, etc. come from this place. The entire social life revolves around fraternities. 95% of guys were in frats when I was there. Don't get me wrong, you can get a good education at W&L. Good faculty, rigorous classes. I learned a lot. But, if I had it to do over, I'd go somewhere that exposed me to more perspectives, some place that had students from a broader range of backgrounds. This is more of a place to surround you with people exactly like yourself and reinforce your current opinions, if you're a white son of a doctor from Alabama or Georgia.

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Nov 21, 2018
D******e from Maryland
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Fantastic place to spend four years. You will emerge enlightened and armed with the skills for the next stage, whether that be grad school or the workplace. Phenomenal alumni network and sense of common experience and purpose.

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Jun 27, 2014
D******w from Lexington, VA
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W&L is a great school all-around. Academically it is undisputedly one of the top liberal arts schools in the country. One unique academic charactarstic about W&L is the AACSB accredited business school which is highly unusual for a college of W&L's size. W&L has one of the largest (some years THE largest) percentage of students participating in greek life.

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