Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
4-year Private university


Washington and Lee University is a private institution established in 1749 with a rural setting located at Lexington. It is ranked 21 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $64,525 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,867. It practices a 4-4-1-based academic calendar.

#21 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Lexington, Virginia
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1749
Selectivity High
Size Small
1,867 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/ Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $64,525
Outstate Tuition Fee $64,525
Room and Board Fees $17,685
$53,254 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


17% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$60 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

105 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET. Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a first language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$72,655 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$58,623 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $83,320
48% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Johnson Scholarship
Total Worth tuition, housing, and food, plus $10,000 for summer funding to pursue research, travel, or internships.
Eligibility Students who are named Johnson Scholarship finalists are eligible to compete for this award.
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships


1,867 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
92% Students graduate within 6 years