Washington and Lee University

204 W Washington St, Lexington, United States
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Overview of Washington and Lee University

About this school

Washington and Lee is a private university. Founded as a men's academy in 1749, it adopted coeducation in 1985. It has a student-run honor system and offers a tight-knit, friendly campus. All classes are taught by professors, and the academic environment is challenging but not overly competitive or uncomfortable. Its 300-acre main campus is located in Lexington, approximately 50 miles north of Roanoke and Lynchburg.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,827
    • Men:946 (51.8%)
    • Women:881 (48.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Washington and Lee University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
1
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
1
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
204 West Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Lexington, VA  24450
Phone
(540) 458-8710
Fax
(540) 463-8062
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 22, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
22% of 5,455 applicants were admitted
Women
22% of 2,778 applicants were admitted
Men
22% of 2,677 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
487 (41%) of 1,200 admitted students enrolled
Women
230 (37%) of 615 admitted students enrolled
Men
257 (44%) of 585 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
705 average |670-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
705 average |680-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
55%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32 average |31-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
90%
• Score 24 - 29
10%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,170 (78.75981161695448%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,730 (18.414442700156986%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,800 (2.82574568288854%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Washington and Lee University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003768
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
259 (55.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
215 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
215 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
215 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,751
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 214 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,732
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 100 (46.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,637
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 117 (54.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
32 (6.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $51,874

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
844 (46.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
779 (92.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
779 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
779 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,827
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 778 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,766
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 327 (42.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,449
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 324 (41.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (7.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $39,088

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
28%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,651
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


204

Part-Time Faculty


30

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


82%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,406,556

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
176
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Washington and Lee University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


91.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


92.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Foreign languages and literature

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Laws

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Law

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    6,998

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    415 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
    Rain
    119 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    50 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
    Nearest Bus Station
    Lexington
    Nearest Train Station
    30 mile(s) from campus in Staunton

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    75% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    25%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Generals
    School Colors
    Royal blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, cheerleading, golf, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Washington and Lee University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, mock convention, general activities board, nabors service league, outing club, sports clubs

    Sororities


    77% of women participate

    Fraternities


    73% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,823

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,827
    Women
    881
    Men
    946

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 3.5% Asian
    • 2.3% Black/African-American
    • 4.7% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 85.5% White
    • 0.7% Unknown

    International Students


    3.5% from 33 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    393

    Student Resources

    Study resources