Washington and Lee University

204 West Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450-2116
Tel: (540)458-8400
Private not-for-profit | 2,296 students
Washington and Lee University has two preeminent objectives: to dedicate all its resources to developing in its students thecapacity and desire to learn, to understand, and to share the fruits of their intellectual growth, and to pursue itseducational mission in a climate of learning that stresses the importance of the individual, personal honor and integrity,harmonious relationships with others, and the responsibility to serve society through the productive use of talent andtraining. Independent, non-sectarian, and privately endowed, it comprises three divisions, one graduate - the School of Law -and two undergraduate - the College and the School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.

School Overview:

Washington and Lee University
CountyLexington City County, VA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
289 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,296 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,293 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
3 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,839 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
457 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted19%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)650-740450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)650-740460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)640-730440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)29-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Washington and Lee is a small, private, liberal arts university nestled between the Blue Ridge andAllegheny Mountains in Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee University is consistently ranked among the nation's top liberalarts colleges and is the ninth oldest institution of higher education in America. This private university was founded in 1749as Augusta Academy, with the name later changed to Liberty Hall Academy (1776), Washington Academy (1798), Washington College(1813) and, in 1871, Washington and Lee University.
  • Cradled between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains in Lexington, Virginia, Washington and LeeUniversity has, since 1749, produced not only peerless scholars, but principled leaders with a commitment to civility,service, and honor. One of the nation's top fifteen liberal arts colleges, W&L offers a unique convergence of arts &sciences, law, journalism and commerce.
  • Convinced that it helps to meet a vital need in American higher education by offering undergraduatepreparation in the arts and sciences of the highest possible quality, Washington and Lee provides a program that demands bothbroad exposure to the principal areas of human knowledge and intensive exploration of a single field or discipline.
  • Washington and Lee University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Associationof Colleges and Schools to award the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Juris Doctor and Master of Laws. W&Lis also accredited by AACSB International (the association for management education); the Accrediting Council on Education inJournalism and Mass Communications; and the American Chemical Society. The School of Law is a member of the Association ofAmerican Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.
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