Washington and Lee is a private university. Founded as a men's academy in 1749, it adopted coeducation in 1985. It has a student-run honor system and offers a tight-knit, friendly campus. All classes are taught by professors, and the academic environment is challenging but not overly competitive or uncomfortable. Its 300-acre main campus is located in Lexington, approximately 50 miles north of Roanoke and Lynchburg.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,860
Undergraduates
929
Men - 49.9%
932
Women - 50.1%
404
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
19% of 6,178 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
724 average
690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
670-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$15,810
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,313
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,415
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
251
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
56%
20-29
23%
30-39
0%
40-49
0%
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Not reported Population
6,998
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
74% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Generals
Sororities
71% of women participate
Fraternities
77% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
3.8%
Black/African-American
3.2%
Hispanic/Latino
5.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
82.6%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
3.9% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
91.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%