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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.

Website: www.wlu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,860
Undergraduate
Students
(50.1%) 931 Women
(49.9%) 929 Men
404
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available ch
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$15,810
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,313
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$22,415
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
251
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 56% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lexington Population
6,998
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.6% White
0.6% Unknown
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%
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