Washington and Lee is a private university. Founded as a men's academy in 1749, it adopted coeducation in 1985. It has a student-run honor system and offers a tight-knit, friendly campus. All classes are taught by professors, and the academic environment is challenging but not overly competitive or uncomfortable. Its 300-acre main campus is located in Lexington, approximately 50 miles north of Roanoke and Lynchburg.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,856
Undergraduates
904
Men - 48.7%
951
Women - 51.2%
379
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
19% of 6,614 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
738 average
710-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
719 average
700-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$83,320
Tuition and Fees
$61,750
Room and Board
$16,920
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$62,138
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,767
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
257
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
56%
20-29
23%
30-39
0%
40-49
0%
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Lexington Population
7,279
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Generals
Sororities
71% of women participate
Fraternities
75% of men participate
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
91.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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