Washington and Lee University

Academic Highlights

  • W&L offers 1,200 courses, 37 majors, and 21 minors. See the full list of academic departments and programs here.

  • Undergraduate students enroll in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics.

  • The average class size is 16 students; the student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1.

  • The immersive Spring Term allows students to take one unique course for four weeks, exploring a topic in-depth. Past Spring Term courses have included the Physics of Music, Freedom Rides throughout the Civil Rights South, and studying painting in Italy. 

  • Washington and Lee features the only fully-accredited business school and full-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges.

  • Students can pursue a Physics & Engineering undergraduate degree.

  • Receive preprofessional advising if you plan to pursue the health professions or law. You can also receive counseling if you plan to apply to fellowships or research opportunities