Washington and Lee University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Washington and Lee University
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Washington and Lee University Admissions Overview:

Washing and Lee has an acceptance rate of 24%, which makes it very selective--only around one-quarter of applicants are admitted each year. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. Students are not required to submit the Writing portion of either the SAT or ACT. 

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Admissions Data (2016):

Washington and Lee University Description:

Founded in 1746, Washington and Lee University has a rich history. The university was endowed by George Washington in 1796, and Robert E. Lee was the president of the university immediately after the civil war. The school is one of the most selective in the United States with acceptance rates below 20% in recent years. Located in historic Lexington, Virginia, Washington and Lee's campus is among the nation's most attractive. Academics are strong at Washington and Lee: the university typically ranks among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country, and the school has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,160 (1,830 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,267
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,380
  • Other Expenses: $2,053
  • Total Cost: $63,500

Washington and Lee University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 60%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 24%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,483
    • Loans: $5,897

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Swimming, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Washington and Lee and the Common Application

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