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Washington and Lee Demographics & Diversity

Lexington, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Washington and Lee are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Washington and Lee University students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 3% more female students than male students enrolled at Washington and Lee University with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Washington and Lee has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Washington and Lee University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Washington and Lee University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,104
Women 1,139

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Washington and Lee serves a high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of Virginia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Washington and Lee University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 18%
Out of State 73%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,995 per year

12% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 0.1%

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