|Applicant Competition||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Washington and Lee and can I get accepted? The school has a 19% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,147 out of 6,178 applicants were admitted making Washington and Lee a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 5 percent. Washington and Lee University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Washington and Lee University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1360|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1430|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Washington and Lee University?
Washington and Lee University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>29%|
|1430 to 1500||Avg +||19%-29%|
|1360 to 1430||Avg -||12%-19%|
|1290 to 1360||Reach||8%-12%|
|Less than 1290||Low||<8%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||34|
|ACT Math 25th||29|
|ACT Composite 25th||32|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||33|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Washington and Lee?
Admission data indicates that Washington and Lee regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Washington and Lee University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>29%|
|33 to 34||Avg +||19%-29%|
|32 to 33||Avg -||12%-19%|
|31 to 32||Reach||8%-12%|
|Less than 31||Low||<8%|
What GPA do you need to get into Washington and Lee University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Washington and Lee. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Washington and Lee University was 3.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Washington and Lee is a very selective school.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.87 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
80% of Washington and Lee University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||80%|
|Top 25% of class||98%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||42%||40%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Washington and Lee University is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to Washington and Lee University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234207 IPEDS survey data for Washington and Lee University.
45% of students submit their SAT scores to Washington and Lee. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
19% of those who apply are granted admission to Washington and Lee. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1360 and 1500. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 34. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.