Washington and Lee University: Statistics

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#1331 of 14,131 In the World
#380 of 2,597 In North America
#343 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 63 In Virginia
#1 of 2 In Lexington
#117 of 1,000 For International Law
Top50% For 18 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
25%
Average SAT
1425
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$27,148 /y
Aid receiving
67%
Undergraduates
1,822
Graduates
361
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.wlu.edu

Washington and Lee University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 25% 24% 25%
Applicants 4,998 2,455 2,543
Admissions 1,225 592 633
Freshmen enrolled full time 459 234 225

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
240 or 52%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1350
or below

75% of them
had 1500
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Washington and Lee University are 1350-1500 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
219 or 48%
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

White 1661 (76%)
Hispanic 138 (6%)
Asian 93 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 89 (4%)
Black or African American 86 (4%)
Two or more races 85 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 28 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,148/year
Average aid awarded
$46,752
Students receiving aid
67%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $205
$30-48K $850
$48-75K $6,505
$75-110K $13,860
$110K+ $42,003

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $56,170$46,240
Tuition in-state $56,170$46,240
Tuition out-of-state $56,170$46,240
Fee in-district $1,115$1,197
Fee in-state $1,115$1,197
Fee out-of-state $1,115$1,197

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,497
Combined charge for room and board $15,810
Room charge $8,365
Meal charge $7,445

Washington and Lee University Majors

Major Bachelor's Doctoral
Law 154
Business Administration and Management, General 92
Accounting 60
Economics, General 46
Political Science and Government, General 28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20
English Language and Literature, General 19
History, General 19
Public Relations & Image Management 19
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 19
Neuroscience 18
Computer Science 14
Mathematics, General 13
Biochemistry 12
Engineering, General 11
Engineering Science 8
Geology & Earth Science, General 7
Journalism 6
Chemistry, General 5
Sociology and Anthropology 5
Physics, General 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Environmental Studies 3
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
German Language and Literature 2
Accounting and Business & Management 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
French Language and Literature 1
Music, General 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 446 154
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 93% 92% 95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,249
Citations
45,543

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,979 / 10,933
Law
1,190 / 3,588
Political Science
783 / 2,563
Business
456 / 7,147
Sociology
397 / 2,901
Economics
361 / 3,518
Psychology
296 / 13,719
Environmental Science
242 / 9,340
Computer Science
196 / 8,555
Medicine
189 / 4,087
Biology
184 / 8,787
Art & Design
181 / 1,591
Criminology and Criminal Justice
164 / 947
History
134 / 240
Mathematics
126 / 1,941
Engineering
117 / 1,269
Social Psychology
106 / 4,638
Demography
100 / 2,523
Philosophy
98 / 408
Public Policy / Administration
90 / 415
Physics
90 / 954
Finance
80 / 695
Ecology
78 / 6,530
Investment Banking and Stock trading
77 / 492
Actuarial Science
75 / 424
Communications and Public Relations
73 / 1,666
Law Enforcement
67 / 599
International Law
63 / 566
Chemistry
63 / 1,122
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
62 / 59
Literature
61 / 235
Political Economy
60 / 272
International Business
58 / 2,151
Geography and Cartography
57 / 751
Accounting
57 / 717
Creative Writing
56 / 1,217
Environmental Management
54 / 1,867
Geology
53 / 1,726
Neuroscience
53 / 5,780
Gender Studies
51 / 461

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 44 303
1992 83 258
1993 71 318
1994 51 608
1995 59 456
1996 72 420
1997 64 543
1998 52 526
1999 65 689
2000 75 710
2001 78 785
2002 84 920
2003 87 1042
2004 85 1169
2005 102 1267
2006 115 1353
2007 132 1568
2008 120 1819
2009 121 2069
2010 133 2149
2011 148 2384
2012 138 2735
2013 188 3331
2014 191 3532
2015 197 3774
2016 160 3584
2017 117 3807
2018 110 3631
2019 90 4014
2020 133 4396
2021 100 4914

Washington and Lee University alumni

  1. Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2018 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    screenwriteressayistnovelistprosaistreporter
    Biography

    Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques.

  2. Pat Robertson

    Pat Robertson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticiantelevangelistpresentermilitary officer
    Biography

    Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson is an American media mogul, televangelist, political commentator, former Republican presidential candidate, and former Southern Baptist minister. Robertson advocates a conservative Christian ideology and is known for his past activities in Republican party politics. He is associated with the Charismatic Movement within Protestant evangelicalism. He serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

  3. John Warner

    John Warner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2021 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in Washington and Lee University
    Studied in 1949
    Occupations
    farmermilitary officerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    John William Warner III was an American lawyer and politician who served as the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1979 to 2009. Warner served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1999 to 2001, and again from 2003 to 2007. He also served as the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee from 1995 to 1999.

  4. Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Matthew Griswold Bevin is an American businessman and politician who served as the 62nd governor of Kentucky, from 2015 to 2019. He was the third Republican elected Kentucky governor since World War II, after Ernie Fletcher (2003–2007) and Louie Nunn (1967–1971).

General info

Alternative names WLU
Washington and Lee
W&L
Founded 1749
Motto Non Incautus Futuri
Not Unmindful of the Future
Colors royal blue, white
Academic Calendar Undergraduate: September to June (September - December; January-April; April-June); Law: August to May (August-December, January-May)
Total FTE staff 955
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 204 West Washington Street
Lexington, Virginia, 24450-2116
United States
City population 7,000
Phone 5404588400
Fax +1 (540) 458 8062

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