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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

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Student Population
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Location Lexington, Virginia
Online wlu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 30 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Washington and Lee is rated within the top 7% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1350/1490
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.87
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

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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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234207 IPEDS survey data for Washington and Lee University.