Washington and Lee UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lexington, VA

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$54,830

Avg tuition

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About Washington and Lee University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Washington and Lee University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Lexington, Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,264, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 19%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 94%, and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. Tuition and fees for students are $54,830.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

19% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1360-1500

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-34

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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2k

Students Enrolled

Information not available

Online Student Enrollment

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

77%

Hispanic

5%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

50%

Socio-economic diversity

14% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

14%

State Grant Aid

16%

Institution Grant Aid

57%

Pell Grant

14%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,997
State Grant Aid $3,270
Institution Grant Aid $49,042
Pell Grant Aid $4,344

Financial Outlook

$59k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.