Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA, USA
4.34 Average Rating

Washington and Lee University is a liberal arts university located in Lexington, VA, along the Shenandoah River and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. W&L's motto is "Non Incautus Futuri," which means "not unmindful of the future" and it underlies the 37 major programs the school provides. The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee is the first college of commerce at a liberal arts institution to receive a national accreditation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
18%
Out-Of-State Students
79%
0
100
21%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,223
Total Number of Undergrads
1,829
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
92%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,918
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$54,830
Out-of-State Tuition
$54,830
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$45,232
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
120
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
Atlanta
Roanoke
Richmond
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
51%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$72,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.34 Average Rating
This university is a really great place to be for people, who are big fans of outdoor activities. The rural setting and natural sceneries in Lexington are truly mesmerizing, and the people here are very friendly. The academic life is challenging, but it's worth it. The Greek system is quite dominant.
Nguyen from Vietnam
I toured W&L this past year, and I had the most amazing experience! I got to sit with a guidance counselor and talk with him and my mom for over an hour about the school and various programs that I was interested in, and then I went on a tour with a senior there who was very informative and helpful and even introduced me to some of his professors. It felt like the tour was catered specifically for me!
McKenzie from Winston Salem, NC

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