Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

Overview

Address204 West Washington Street
School Websitewww.wlu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Washington and Lee University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Lexington, Virginia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 5,855 students applied to Washington and Lee University. Of those students, 1,239 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Washington and Lee University was $51,420, in addition to fees of $1,035. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University has a 95% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Washington and Lee University acceptance rate is 21%. To put this into perspective, 1,239 of the 5,855 students who applied to Washington and Lee University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Washington and Lee University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Washington and Lee University had an SAT score between the range of 1,348 and 1,490. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Washington and Lee University was between 31 and 34 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Washington and Lee University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Washington and Lee University, the tuition for in-state residents is $51,420. Combined with fees of $1,035, room and board costs of $13,925, other expenses of $2,170 and the $1,950 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $70,500.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $52,455 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Washington and Lee University to $70,500 for out-of-state students.

Students at Washington and Lee University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Washington and Lee University was $6,596 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 11%.

Washington and Lee University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio8:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 79% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 16% of students come from in-state and 4% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Washington and Lee University is 8:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Washington and Lee University to thrive in your studies.

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