Washington and Lee University’s historic campus in Lexington, Virginia is three hours from Washington, D.C. and nestled between two mountain ranges in the Shenandoah Valley.
W&L is the only top-ranked liberal arts school with a nationally accredited school of business and nationally accredited journalism program. Offering over 1,200 courses, students enjoy a small average class size of just 15 students.
W&L’s 1,800 undergraduates hail from 49 states and 50 countries. Our four-week Spring Term allows students to explore a variety of options with on-campus, international, research and internship programs. Additionally, W&L’s student-run Honor System is a hallmark of campus life.
- Region: South
- Location: Lexington, Virginia
- Campus setting: Rural
- Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College
Admissions information and areas of study offered
- Percentage of students admitted: 18%
- Average ACT range: 30-33
- Average SAT range: 1980-2220
- Test optional? No
- Common Application accepted? Yes
- Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Humanities; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology; Theology/Religion
- Full list of majors available: http://www.wlu.edu/academics/departments-and-programs
- International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
- Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $62,000
- Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
- Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling