Washington and Lee University: Review & Facts

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Washington and Lee University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,175 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1749 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Lexington, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
37
Fair
At Washington and Lee University you can earn your bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Washington and Lee University deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 37 majors. The most popular concentrations are Law, Business, Management, Accounting and Finance, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other schools.

Student Retention
96%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Washington and Lee University is excellent at 96% (well above Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
8 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Washington and Lee University is great: 91%. Roughly 6% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Washington and Lee University is good -- 8:1. Find out more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$46,500
High
Average tuition price is extremely high - about $45,500 per year. The additional fees at WLU not covered by tuition are about $1,000; which totals $46,500 annually.

Read the details about Washington and Lee University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
24%
Hard
According to government data, 5,377 applications were submitted and 1,284 were accepted, so it is quite challenging to enroll at this school.

This school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Washington and Lee University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
Washington and Lee University provides study abroad programs.

This school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Washington and Lee University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,100 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - about $5,000 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Washington and Lee University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Washington and Lee University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Washington and Lee University Location and Maps



Post Address: Washington and Lee University, 204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116, USA
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