Washington and Lee University

Academic Highlights

  • Washington and Lee University includes an undergraduate campus and the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

  • W&L offers 1,200 courses, 37 majors, and 30 minors. See the full list of academic departments and programs here.

  • The undergraduate campus includes the College of Arts and Sciences and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics.

  • The average class size is 15 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 on-campus or abroad. Past Spring Term courses have included the Physics of Music, Cross-Cultural Documentary Filmmaking, Medicine & Research, and the Science of Cooking in Italy. 

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

  • Students can pursue undergraduate degrees in Engineering, and Integrated Engineering, which includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Geology.

  • Receive pre-professional advising if you plan to pursue the health professions or law. You can also receive support if you plan to apply to fellowships or research opportunities