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Washington and Lee University


  • Washington and Lee University is a liberal arts college located in Lexington, Virginia, about 100 miles west of Richmond.  Map.
  • Washington and Lee enrolls approximately 1,846 undergraduate students. 
  • 42% of Washington and Lee students received need-based aid during the 2013-2014 school year, and the average financial aid award was $39,077. Learn more.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 12% of students who applied for financial aid at Washington and Lee have family incomes below $60,000.
  • 9% of students at Washington and Lee receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $50,000.
  • 8% of students in the Class of 2017 are the first member in their family to attend a four-year college. 


    Racial Diversity
    African American 3%
    Asian American 3.5%
    Caucasian 83%
    Hispanic 3.5%
    International 3.5%
    Native American <1%
    Multiracial 2%
    Not reporting 2%


    Gender Ratio
    Female 50%
    Male 50%



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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Small town 
  • Town population: 7,100


  • 464 graduates
  • 1,846 undergraduates 
  • 479 first-years


  • 19.5% applicants admitted 
  • 83% in top 10% of HS class 
  • Average SAT CR score: 705 
  • Average SAT M score: 702 
  • Average SAT W score: 693
  • Average ACT Composite score: 31