204 West Washington Street Lexington, VA 24450-2116 540-458-8710
About Washington and Lee University
  • Year of Foundation 1749
  • Size of Campus 322 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 1,770
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51% 49% 85%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $27,960
  • Room and Board $7,225
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,747
Washington and Lee University (informally called Washington and Lee or W&L) is a private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia, United States. The classical school from which Washington and Lee descended was established in 1749 as Augusta Academy,about 20 miles (32 km) north of its present location.In 1776 it was renamed Liberty Hall in a burst of revolutionary fervor.[2] The academy moved to Lexington in 1780, when it was chartered as Liberty Hall Academy, and built its first facility near town in 1782.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 83%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa (academic); Phi Eta Sigma (freshman); Beta Gamma Sigma (business); Order of the Coif (law); Omicron Delta Kappa (campus leadership); Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics); Pi Sigma Alpha (politics); Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (forensics); P
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, Eastern Orthodox Campus Ministry, Generals' Christian Fellowship, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Hillel, Orthodox Christian Fellowship of VMI and WLU, Reformed Univ
  • Other on-campus organizations 20%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 77%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Student Association; Student Association for International Learning; Human Rights Alliance; Spanish House; Chinese Club; English for Speakers of Other Languages; International House; Onyx (Black students); Spanish
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 13
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Fancy Dress Ball; Mock Convention; Student Activities Organization Concerts, coffee houses, films, comedians; Contact speakers
  • Distance to nearest airport Richmond, VA (150), Washington, DC (180)
  • Distance to nearest train Staunton, VA (35)
  • Distance to nearest bus Roanoke, VA (55)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 36
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 20%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 32%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 83%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 5%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (57%), sorority housing (8%), fraternity housing (27%), apartment for single students (2%), special housing for international students (2%), other housing options (4%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 40%
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Science Library, Law Library, Federal Document Repository, archives of Robert E. Lee Papers and Justice Lewis Powell papers
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 750
  • Number of e-books 1,700
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Museums Reeves Center, collection of Chinese export porcelain; duPont Hall Gallery, exhibits paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs; The Wilson Art and Music Center (to open fall 2006), Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts; Biology Dept, greenhouse; Chemi
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,070,733
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 16,370
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 300
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 8,226
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 35
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 924,524
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,500
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Virginia Military Institute)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Avalon Bay Communities, Catlin, Corporate Executive Board, Ernst & Young, FDC Reports, First Equitable Real estate Development, Goldman Sachs & Co., James River Institute, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Navigant Consulting, Pricewaterho
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 57%
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