Overview

Applicants
5,455
Acceptance Rate
22%

Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 740
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
670 - 750
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
31 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 1

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
234
with Terminal Degree
203

143
Men
91
Women
25
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
92%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Russian Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Science.
  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tom Wolfe '51
author

Bill Johnston '61
president, NY Stock Exch

Roger Mudd '50
journalist

Lewis Powell '29 '31L
supreme court justice

Joseph Goldstein '62
Nobel laureate geneticist

Cy Twombley '53
artist

John Warner '49
U S Senator

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
92%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$42,732

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$43,766

Average Need-Based Loan
$804

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
28%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,651

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$49,170
Required Fees
$1,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,827
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

3.41%
Asian
2.25%
African-American
4.51%
Hispanic
82.52%
Caucasian
3.52%
International

48% female
52% male
84% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
149
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
10

73% join a fraternity
77% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

26% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Generals)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Generals)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Virginia Military Institute

Sustainability

86/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
10%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
N/A

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office

Address
Gilliam Admissions House
Letcher Avenue
Lexington, VA 24450-0303

Phone
540.458.8710

Email
admissions@wlu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Village
Elrod University Commons
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Lee Museum and Chapel
Tea Room at International Learning Center
N/A

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Sky Bakery
Lexington Coffee
Pure Eats
Blue Phoenix
eCafe
N/A

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
8:30am-5pm; 8am-noon
540.458.8710

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 9:30am-12:30pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday, some Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@wlu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Available only in the Spring for accepted students

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Roanoke Airport is 50 miles from campus. Taxis, limousines, and rental cars are available for the ride from airport to campus. For limousine reservations, call Lexington Limousine and Transportation Service based in Lexington (540) 461-1117 or (540) 464-5466 (lexlimousine@gmail.com) or Roanoke Airport Limousine Service (540.345.7710).

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-81 S. to the first Lexington exit and follow U.S. Rte. 11 S., which becomes Main St. in Lexington. On Rte. 11, you pass Virginia Military Institute and then enter the Washington and Lee campus, 8 miles from I-81. From the south, take I-81 N. to the second Lexington exit and I-64 W.; from I-64 W. follow posted directions to U.S. Rte. 11 S. Rte. 11 S. brings you onto the Washington and Lee campus, 2 miles from I-64.

Local Accommodations
A popular choice and a favorite with college kids is the warm and friendly Llewellyn Lodge (603 S. Main St.; 540.463.3235 or 800.882.1145), within walking distance of the university. The moderate price includes a full breakfast. Tennis courts, a public outdoor pool, and golf are nearby. Col Alto is a restored historic home and now part of the Hampton Inns (401 E. Nelson St., 540.463.2223)


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