Washington and Lee University

Academic Highlights

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

  • W&L offers 36 majors, and 33 minors. See the full list of academic departments and programs.

  • 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.

  • Spring Term allows students to take one unique course for four weeks, exploring a topic in-depth on-campus or abroad. Past courses included topics in cultural immersion, entrepreneurship, film studies, medicine, poverty studies, and social justice.

  • W&L 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 specialization tracks in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Geology.