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Washington and Lee University

204 West Washington Street,
Lexington, Virginia – 24450-2116 
Phone: 
(540)458-8400

INSTITUTION

Washington and Lee University

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

19%

Admissions Yield

39%

Applicants Total

6,621

Admissions Total

1,248

ENROLLMENT

Washington and Lee University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,857 and a student faculty ratio of 8:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
498
Total Enrollment
2,238
Undergraduate Enrollment
1,857
Graduate Enrollment
381
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
96
Student-to-faculty Ratio
8
Enrolled Total
484

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Washington and Lee University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $60
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $59,380
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $80,300
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $80,300

ACT Requirements​

32%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

32%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Washington and Lee University scored between a 1410 – 1530 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1470. Roughly 26% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
26%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
700
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
750
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
710
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
780

Admissions Criteria

The Washington and Lee University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Recommended

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
7%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
74%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
4%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

63% of students at Washington and Lee University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $51,537. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

63%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$51,537

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$26,063

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Washington and Lee University has an average graduation rate of 91% within 4 years and 94% within 6 years. At Washington and Lee University, 444 students earn a bachelors, 0 receive a master’s, and 118 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 7% of the student body are from foreign countries,18% in-state, and 76% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
18%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
76%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
7%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
444
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
0
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
118
Graduation rate, total cohort
94
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
91
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
94

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