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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

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Overview

Washington and Lee University is a Comprehensive institution located in Lexington, VA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA  24450-2116
United States
Contact Sally S. Richmond
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: admissions@wlu.edu
Phone: 540-458-8710
Fax: 540-458-8062

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
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Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,998
Applied
1,225
Accepted
1,822
Enrolled
25%
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Female Admissions

2,543
Females Applied
633
Females Accepted
25%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,455
Males Applied
592
Males Accepted
24%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
3 recommendations
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 1st January 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 31st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer January 1st April 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 704 670 740
SAT Math 717 680 760
ACT Composite 33 32 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,260
Private
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Fees

1,120
Full-time student fees
16,270
Room & board
8,600
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

60,561
Avg. Financial Aid Package
59,667
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
66,671
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
470
Avg. Loan Aid
40,947
Avg. Grant Aid
53,114
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,822
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.43%
Black or African American 3.41%
White or Caucasian 77.31%
Asian 3.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 4.12%
Other 0.66%

Gender

Male (49.07%)
Female (50.93%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 74%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Fancy Dress Ball, Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Mock Convention, General Activities Board, Nabors Service League, Outing Club and Sports Clubs

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Emergency Alert System

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

314
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 261
Part-time - 53
Male - 187
Female - 127
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