- 4 Year
- LEXINGTON, VA
Washington and Lee University
- grade A+Overall Grade
- 4 Year
- LEXINGTON, VA
- Rating 3.99 out of 5 457 reviews
- 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 pride ourselves on ensuring our talented students have the opportunity to turn their passion into action. We augment the arts, humanities, and sciences with offerings like business, journalism, and law that are not commonly found in a small college setting. Our core curriculum, combined with the breadth of our course catalog, allows students to make connections across disciplines. Innovative interdisciplinary and experiential programs elevate our classic education to be particularly relevant in the modern world.
With a strong support system from day one, our students find success during their four years and beyond. W&L’s graduation rate is the 3rd highest in the U.S., and 97% of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months. We're committed to making a W&L experience affordable through generous need and merit-based financial aid. W&L meets 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships and campus work -- without loans.
Washington and Lee University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Business95 Graduates
- Accounting61 Graduates
- Economics56 Graduates
- Political Science and Government53 Graduates
- History28 Graduates
- Mathematics23 Graduates
- Biology22 Graduates
- English22 Graduates
- Public Relations21 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology20 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.36%
- Classy, smart, rich, white, entitled14%
- Committed to honor/integrity7%
- Homogeneous, white, rich, conventional7%
- Rich, white, entitled7%
- Mostly conservative4%
- Work hard, play hard.35%
- Fun and challenging27%
Washington and Lee University Reviews
Washington and Lee are also one of the most beautiful schools in the country. No matter what season it is, it is always gorgeous! All of the buildings are historic but in phenomenal condition and the facilities are all brand new! Overall Washington and Lee are hands down one of the best universities in the country!
1. A well-regarded school with an excellent and diverse curriculum
2. A tight-knit community where it's impossible not to make friends, no matter who you are
3. An environment where students feel free to pursue their passions in a safe an supportive but also intellectually challenging environment
As for the campus itself, the food is surprisingly good; there's a lot of options and everything is made fresh and sourced locally. I won't cover up the fact that there's certainly a vibrant party scene (ask your tour guide about windfall hill), but there's also a large contingent of students who choose not to party, instead gathering for pickup basketball, movie nights, and the like.
If you're even somewhat considering W&L, I implore you to visit and see what makes it special. You won't regret it.
I've met friends here that I'm certain will be friends for life,