Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University (often referred to as W&L locally) is a private four-year undergraduate liberal arts university located in Lexington, Virginia. I has a total annual enrollment of 2,300 students. Even though the university has a strong undergraduate focus, it does have roughly 400 graduate students and offers a limited selection of graduate level degrees and courses through its law school. The school comprises three academic colleges and schools: the School of Law; The College; and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, Politics.

Washington and Lee offers 42 undergraduate majors, 22 minors and over 1,100 individual courses. All classes are taught by actual professors. The university does not use graduate student-teachers or teaching assistants for course instruction. In additon to 42 major concentrations, students can also pursue an interdisciplinary major in one of several disciplines, such as Russian studies, neuroscience and Renaissance studies. Interdisciplinary minors in Latin American studies, poverty and human capability, African-American studies, women's and gender studies, environmental studies, Caribbean studies and East Asian studies are also available.

With an admission rate of approximately 20%, Washington and Lee is among the more selective of undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the United States. The average ACT score of entering freshman is 32. The average combined math and verbal SAT score is 1,400 (out of 1,600). If you want to attend Washington and Lee, you better be at the top of your class.

The Washington and Lee undergraduate college is ranked 14th among national liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report and its law school is ranked 42nd in the nation. Forbes ranked Washington and Lea 29th in the nation among liberal arts colleges in 2015. W&L was ranked at the top of the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of the "300 Best College Values" in 2016. Throughout its history, Washington and Lee has ranked competitively among national liberal arts colleges.

Washington and Lee University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Phone Number: (540) 458-8400
Address: 204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,700+ undergrad, 400+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 38,047
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,062
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Website Address: www.wlu.edu/

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business Management
Business Administration and Management
Communication and Journalism
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Chemical Engineering
Engineering Physics (applied Physics)
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
East Asian Studies
Russian Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Programs For Foreign Lawyers
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Fine Studio Arts

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