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.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1749|
|Average Class Size||15|
|Percentage of International students||7.2%|
|Total Full Time Faculty||214|
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.
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.
According to university stats, 78% of the students stay in campus housing facilities provided inside the university.
The University provides undergraduate degrees in 36 majors and 37 minor subjects.
International students who want to seek admissions at Washington and Lee University can follow the below-mentioned application process:
Application Fee: NIL (for international applicants)
The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned-below:
|Type of Expense||Cost of one Year in USD|
|Books and Supplies||2,010|
|Total Yearly Expenditure||73,900|
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 alumni of Washington and Lee University get the following advantages:
Some of the notable alumni of W&L university are Kaylee Hartung, Meriwether Lewis, Cecily Joan Tynan, Roger Mudd, among others.
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$51,420 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Washington and Lee University Enrollment||2185|
|Average Graduation Rate||92.1%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise 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|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#42 [Out of 650]
#1356 [Out of 2000]
68.4 [Out of 100]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary