- 4 Year
- LEXINGTON, VA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade A
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade A
- Campus Foodgrade B+
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B
We seek academically talented, curious and engaged students from around the world. Our student body represents 49 states and 47 countries of citizenship, who are not only academically driven, but leaders in their schools and communities, dedicated to having an impact on those around them.
We are committed to making the W&L experience affordable through generous need and merit-based financial aid programs. That's why W&L typically awards more than $50 million in need-based financial aid each year and provides 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships and campus work. As part of our commitment, students are not asked to assume debt by taking out loans as part of their financial aid award.
Washington and Lee University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics84 Graduates
- Business70 Graduates
- Political Science and Government54 Graduates
- Accounting42 Graduates
- History33 Graduates
- Biology27 Graduates
- Computer Science20 Graduates
- Mathematics20 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology15 Graduates
- Journalism14 Graduates
The Johnson Scholarship
The Johnson Scholarship awards full merit scholarships to talented first-year students, covering tuition, room and board for all four years of enrollment ensuring scholars graduate debt-free. Scholars also receive Summer Enhancement funds up to $7,000 to support internships, community service projects, faculty-supervised research, international experiences, and leadership projects.
- Classy, smart, rich, and white.35%
- Classy, smart, rich, white, entitled15%
- Committed to honor/integrity8%
- Homogeneous, white, rich, conventional8%
- Rich, white, entitled8%
- Mostly conservative4%
- Work hard, play hard.42%
- Fun and challenging25%
- Home away from home4%
Washington and Lee University Reviews
However, I wish students showed a greater appreciation for diversity and dedication to making the school inclusive for every student. While progress is being made, the campus culture still has quite the road ahead to be truly inclusive. Greek life definitely factors into this culture of exclusivity, and the University's continued struggle to address its history is a barrier towards progress as well.