Washington and Lee University (WLU)

Lexington, VA

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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University Student Essentials

Washington and Lee University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Generals
Nickname: W&L
Website: www.wlu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $43,362
Out-of-State Tuition: $43,362
Retention Rate: 95%
Enrollment: 2,208
Year Established: 1749

About WLU

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.

WLU Map & Location

Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450


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Getting Around WLU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lexington, VA

Winter
Dec
49
25
Jan
46
22
Feb
50
23
Spring
Mar
59
30
Apr
69
39
May
76
49
Summer
Jun
84
59
Jul
87
63
Aug
86
62
Fall
Sep
79
54
Oct
70
42
Nov
60
32

WLU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,803
Freshman Class 471
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,208

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 3%
African American 3%
Caucasian 88%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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