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WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA

Lexington, VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1749Established Year
  2220Enrollment

Washington and Lee University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Washington and Lee University is a private-owned liberal Arts university located in the hilly mountain-side of Lexington, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The University is believed to be the 9th oldest higher education institution in the United States with a highly dignified history of about 250 years.

Washington & Lee University offers programs across 36 majors and 37 minors. With a small student size of 1,860 and an excellent student:faculty ratio of 8:1, the university ensures that each student is catered to his individual needs, and each class is taken by the faculty themselves. Based on the values like honor, integrity and civility, the university aims to develop the critical thinking capacity and humanity of its students, thus shaping them into citizens of the diverse global society.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1749
Campus SettingRural
Total Enrollment2,223
Acceptance Rate21%
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1
Average Class Size15
Percentage of International students7.2%
Total Full Time Faculty214

Washington & Lee University Rankings

Washington and Lee University was ranked the 10th best National Liberal Arts college and 19th best Value School in the United States by the U.S News ranking survey 2020.

The University was ranked 9th best Liberal Arts college and 10th best Value School in America by Niche 2020 survey.

It was also ranked the 10th best Small College in the USA by Niche.

Washington & Lee University Campus

Washington & Lee University Campus

The University was started by the Scotch-Irish pioneers in 1749 as Augusta Academy. It was given its present name in 1870 to commemorate the contributions of George Washington and Robert E. Lee towards the university.

  • Situated in the beautiful landscape of Shenandoah Valley, the campus provides a lot of sites for adventure sports like hiking, caving, climbing and cycling.
  • There are more than 150 official clubs and organizations where the students can participate. The students can also start their own organization.
  • The male:female students ratio is 1:1, and 78% of the students are not from Virginia.
  • The student health and Public safety office of the university ensures safe and healthy stay for the students.

Residence Facilities at Washington & Lee University

According to university stats, 78% of the students stay in campus housing facilities provided inside the university.

  • The first years are allocated two specialized residential halls with capacities 234 and 265 respectively, while the upper division students have three different types of residential halls for them, with capacities in the range of 150-200.
  • Special accommodation facilities are available for the students with disabilities.
  • Dining facilities are available on campus, with special facilities for vegetarians and students with food allergy.

Programs offered at Washington and Lee University

The University provides undergraduate degrees in 36 majors and 37 minor subjects.

  • The University also provides courseworks in 12 different languages.
  • The degrees offered are Bachelor of Science (B.S) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A).
  • Some of the unique minors which W&L offers are Cultural Heritage and Museum studies, Digital Culture and Information, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Washington and Lee University can follow the below-mentioned application process:

How to Apply:Students can apply either via Common Application or Questbridge Application.

Application Fee: NIL (for international applicants) 

Supporting Documents: 

Application Deadline:

  • For Early Application: November 1
  • With Johnson Scholarship: December 9. 

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned-below:

Type of ExpenseCost of one Year in USD
Tuition Fees53,730
Books and Supplies2,010
Room Rent7,820
Meal charges7,025
Activity fee5,30
Technology fee3,20
Health Services2,50
Others2,215
Total Yearly Expenditure73,900

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The university offers international students scholarships to afford their study in the USA. The scholarships are merit-based and is offered on the basis of academic and extra-curricular achievement:

  • The biggest merit based scholarship provided by the university is the Johnson Scholarship.
  • It is awarded to the best 10% of the entering students, and covers the entire tuition, room and board fees.
  • The application should be submitted by December 9, along with the common application.

Alumni Network

The alumni of Washington and Lee University get the following advantages:

  • Facilities of booking the Hotchkiss Alumni House for any personal event.
  • Subscriptions of University Publications.
  • Access to University stores and libraries.
  • Participation in Campus and Travel programs of the university.

Some of the notable alumni of W&L university are Kaylee Hartung, Meriwether Lewis, Cecily Joan Tynan, Roger Mudd, among others.

Placements

According to university statistics, 76% of the students get employed within 6 months of graduation. The top sector recruiting students from W&L is the Financial and Economic sector.

The companies recruiting from the university are Accenture, Amazon, Bain and Company, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Box, CNBC, among others. According to a survey, the average salary for W&L university alumni is USD 76,000.

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Washington and Lee University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2220
FAFSA Code003768
Application Cost$60
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$51,420 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score142013501490 35%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710680740-
Mathematics710670750-
ACTCheck Detailed Score323133 65%
English333135-
Mathematics312833-

Washington and Lee University Acceptance Rate

22.0%

Acceptance Rate

5455

Total Applicants

2185

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.9%

Male

48.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program22.0%
Total Applicants8433
Total Enrolled1855
Graduate
Graduate Programs22.0%
Total Applicants1501
Total Enrolled330

Washington and Lee University Enrollment

Enrollment
Washington and Lee University Enrollment2185
Undergraduate Enrollment1855
Graduate Enrollment330
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate92.1%

Attendance Cost

$51,420

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$51,420 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,910 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,070 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
433433061028-
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    Ollie's Bargain Outlet1.94 Km

    Pharmacy

    Lex Care Pharmacy0.83 Km
    Kroger Pharmacy1.31 Km
    Paula M. Smith, RPh1.33 Km
    Debbie C. Arthur, RPH1.33 Km
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    Hospital Helipad1.29 Km
    Carilion Clinic Life-Guard 12 Heliport1.3 Km

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    Stonewall Square2.01 Km
    College Square2.19 Km
    Lexington Crossing3.54 Km

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