Washington and Lee University Rankings

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In the World#1042 of 14178
In North America#329 of 2629
In the United States#295 of 2528
In Virginia#10 of 63
In Lexington#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
19%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$23,301 /y
Aid receiving
66%
Undergraduates
1,860
Graduates
404
Male:Female Ratio
50:50
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wlu.edu

Washington and Lee University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate19%18%19%
Applicants6,1783,0503,128
Admissions1,147546601
Freshmen enrolled full time462230232

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
253 or 55%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1360
or below

75% of them
had 1500
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Washington and Lee University are 1360-1500 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
209 or 45%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 32
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Washington and Lee University are 32-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1739 (77%)
Hispanic122 (5%)
Nonresident Alien94 (4%)
Asian89 (4%)
Two or more races86 (4%)
Black or African American86 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown44 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,301/year
Average aid awarded
$47,199
Students receiving aid
66%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$1,612
$30-48K$2,039
$48-75K$4,718
$75-110K$13,920
$110K+$38,630

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$53,730
Tuition in-state$53,730
Tuition out-of-state$53,730
Fee in-district$1,100
Fee in-state$1,100
Fee out-of-state$1,100

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,517
Combined charge for room and board$14,845
Room charge$7,820
Meal charge$7,025

Washington and Lee University Majors

MajorBachelor'sDoctoral
Law110
Economics, General67
Business Administration and Management, General66
Accounting and Business & Management41
Political Science and Government, General38
Biology & Biological Sciences, General26
History, General25
Mathematics, General18
Computer Science15
Neuroscience14
Journalism12
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other12
Public Relations & Image Management11
Chemistry, General10
Biochemistry9
Engineering, General9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8
English Language and Literature, General7
Geology & Earth Science, General7
Sociology and Anthropology6
Engineering Science5
Philosophy5
Physics, General4
Environmental Studies4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
Music, General2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Fine & Studio Arts, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
French Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Grand Total435110
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate94%94%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,762
Citations
53,121

Publication count by topic

Political science
739
Sociology
452
Economics
404
Psychology
333
Business
248
Mathematics
160
Biology
149
History
135
Computer science
125
Philosophy
120
Art
76
Medicine
75
Physics
68
Geology
59
Geography
55
Chemistry
42
Engineering
31
Environmental science
20
Materials science
20

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy667324
Political science7631,748
Economics8305,509
History831184
Psychology87916,417
Business9094,232
Sociology10051,980
Art101685
Geology11551,686
Geography1557737
Computer science17163,677
Biology19736,019
Mathematics20011,689
Physics2112873
Medicine25221,752
Engineering2778391
Environmental science2926269
Chemistry30891,394
Materials science3555360

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199038152
199143283
199278231
199367291
199448584
199555431
199668383
199751498
199850484
199956586
200072635
200167695
200268853
200379959
2004741038
2005871163
2006901202
20071091404
2008981622
20091131869
20101041947
20111112150
20121152474
20131592959
20141443080
20151533265
20161363094
20171033172
2018922814
2019803354
20201083504

General info

Alternative namesWLU
Washington and Lee
W&L
Founded1749
WikipediaWashington and Lee University
MottoNon Incautus Futuri
Not Unmindful of the Future
Colorsroyal blue, white
Academic CalendarUndergraduate: September to June (September - December; January-April; April-June); Law: August to May (August-December, January-May)
Total FTE staff940
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address204 West Washington Street
Lexington, Virginia, 24450-2116
United States
City population7,000
Phone5404588400
Fax+1 (540) 458 8062

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