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Washington and Lee University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,302 (1,838 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Scholarships for Washington and Lee University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,362
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,450
  • Other Expenses: $2,004
  • Total Cost: $56,616

Washington and Lee University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 66%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60%
    • Loans: 27%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $36,055
    • Loans: $5,658

Most Popular Majors:

Art History, Biology, Economics, English, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Political Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 6%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Washington and Lee and the Common Application

Washington and Lee University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Information for Other Top Liberal Arts Colleges:

Washington and Lee University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wlu.edu/about-wandl/non-in-cautus-futuri/mission-statement

"Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society."

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