21%

Acceptance Rate

$45,232

Avg.Financial Aid

003768

FAFSA Code

About Washington and Lee University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,223

Website

www.wlu.edu/

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Washington and Lee University, which is located in Lexington, VA is a private university. The university covers an area of 325 acres. In 1749, Washington and Lee University was founded. Washington and Lee University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Latin: Non Incautus Futuri and its official colors are blue and white. In addition to over 1,860 undergraduate students, WLU also boasts of over 404 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,223 (Fall 2019). To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 240 full-time and 69 part-time (Fall 2019) faculty. Washington and Lee University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At WLU around 79% are white, 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 4% are Asian. Further, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 271 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Meriwether Lewis (Explorer), Pat Robertson (Businessperson, Environmentalist), G. David Low (Astronaut, Engineer), and H. F. Lenfest (Lawyer). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 57 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABA (American Bar Association), ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). The total endowment of the Washington and Lee University is around $1 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

204 West Washington Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5404588400
Fax: 5404588945
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Washington and Lee University at the 42nd position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

21%

SAT Range

1348 - 1490

ACT Range

31 - 34

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to WLU is difficult. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at WLU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1360-1500 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Washington and Lee University, must score 33 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 32 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116. To gather more information, they can call them at (540) 458-8400.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,918

Average Annual Cost

$51,420

Books And Supplies

$1,950

Other Fees

$1,035

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,925

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,170

Total One Year Cost

$70,500

Before applying to WLU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $73,900. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($54,830), books and supplies ($2,010), room and boarding ($14,845), and budget for other expenses ($2,215). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$954

Faculty Overview

61%

Male Professors

39%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

104 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

58 Graduates

Economics

54 Graduates

Political Science and Government

54 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

31 Graduates

Biology, General

25 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

25 Graduates

History

22 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

21 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

21 Graduates

Journalism

19 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

18 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

18 Graduates

Mathematics

17 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

15 Graduates

Computer Science

14 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

12 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

12 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Engineering Physics

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

8 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

6 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,829

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

9%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

79% White

1% Unknown

3% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

80%

Out Of State

16%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,995 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

74%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,300/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,625/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,625/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Generals

School Colors

royal blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

307

Total Female Athletes

197

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

6

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At WLU, $14,845 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Washington and Lee University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,625 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 50% male and 50% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$49,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$76,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,000

$21,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$145 - 223

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$45,232

Students Receiving Federal Grants

11%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,596

Students Receiving State Aid

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,255

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$46,265

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$66,444

$30K - $48K

$65,230

$48K - $75K

$60,111

$75K - $110K

$52,711

> $110K

$25,964

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$39,213,051

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,749,491

The financial aid department of Washington and Lee University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Washington and Lee University is around $49,042 and the federal grant is $5,997. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,270, while the institutional aid is $49,042. At WLU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $39,213,051 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $9,749,491.

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