Washington and Lee University (WLU)
204 West Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
One of the oldest colleges in the United States, Washington and Lee University (W&L) traces its history back to 1749, when it was first established as the Augusta Academy. Since then, it has established a tremendous reputation for excellence based on honor, tradition and strong academics.
W&L is primarily an undergraduate college. More than 40 majors are available between the main undergraduate college and the Ernest Williams II School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio under 10:1, and faculty members teach every class.
The university offers graduate studies through its School of Law, which maintains an enrollment of about 400. School of Law students can pursue a master of law or juris doctor degree.
Financial aid is available in the form of state and federal grants, loans and work-study. W&L funds several institutional scholarships, as well, including the prestigious Johnson Scholarship Program, to assist with tuition.
Student life at W&L is governed by the Honor System, which respects every student’s word in the classroom and campus. The Honor System helps to bring the W&L student body together, creating a safe, trusting and close-knit community. It permeates the university’s academics, as well, allowing students to schedule their own exams and take them unsupervised.
Quick Facts about Washington and Lee University
Small Town Setting
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
- Full-Time Undergrad Students
- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State
Gender of Students
Students State Origin
- New York
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
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