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W&L
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Institution Type
Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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W&L Blue (0,48,135) and Liberty Hall Grey (112,115,114)
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1822
Transfer-in
9
Average Class Size
Overall
15
Years 1 & 2
15
Years 3 & 4
15

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
W&L is the ninth oldest institution of higher education in America, and we pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our curriculum. W&L augments the liberal arts and sciences with offerings not commonly found in a small college, including engineering, a nationally accredited business school, and a highly regarded journalism program. Located in Lexington, Virginia, our idyllic Shenandoah Valley setting is among the things our students love most about W&L. The merit-based Johnson Scholarship Program and our no-loan need-based aid program ensure that W&L is affordable for all deserving students.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Any student with fewer than 29 credits.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Varies based on time of declaration of major.
English Language Proficiency
When English is not a student's first language or the language of instruction in...see moreWhen English is not a student's first language or the language of instruction in their school for four or more years, we strongly encourage students to supplement their application with a test of English. Please refer to the testing policy on the W&L website: https://www.wlu.edu/admissions/applying/requirements/standardized-tests/
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Apply Here
Applying via the Common Application: ...see moreApplying via the Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/explore/washington-and-lee-university or Applying via the Questbridge Application: https://www.questbridge.org/college-partners/washington-and-lee-university
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Application Fee
$60 and application fee waivers are available in the application.
Application Type(s)
External Link
Transcripts
Must be submitted at time of application.
Tests
SAT and ACT are optional for applicants applying for Fall 2022. All students will take a language placement test upon ar...see moreSAT and ACT are optional for applicants applying for Fall 2022. All students will take a language placement test upon arrival during orientation.
Essay
One essay is required in the Common Application and the Questbridge application has two required essays and a number of ...see moreOne essay is required in the Common Application and the Questbridge application has two required essays and a number of short responses.
Letter of Recommendation
Two teacher letters of recommendation are required.
Interview
Interviews are optional
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Varies
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Varies
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
November 1 or January 1
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Varies
Academics
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Transfer Definition
A transfer applicant will be any student who takes post secondary level coursework following graduation from high school...see moreA transfer applicant will be any student who takes post secondary level coursework following graduation from high school.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Applicants completing an Associate Degree concurrent with high school should apply as a first year applicant to Washingt...see moreApplicants completing an Associate Degree concurrent with high school should apply as a first year applicant to Washington and Lee University. You may submit your coursework for evaluation upon admission to W&L, courses not used to satisfy graduation requirements may receive course credit and/or prerequisites for advanced university coursework.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Varies based on time of declaration of major and/or matriculation year.
Course Transfer Criteria
Each department determines the criteria
General Education Programs
Academic departments at Washington and Lee University review all previously completed coursework to determine transferab...see moreAcademic departments at Washington and Lee University review all previously completed coursework to determine transferability and the completion of educational requirements. You will be able to discuss this process in greater depth with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar during the admissions process and after submitting an application for admission to W&L.
English Language Proficiency
When English is not a student's first language or the language of instruction in...see moreWhen English is not a student's first language or the language of instruction in their school for four or more years, we strongly encourage students to supplement their application with a test of English. Please refer to the testing policy on the W&L website: https://www.wlu.edu/admissions/applying/requirements/standardized-tests/
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
External Link
Application Fee
$60 and application fee waivers are available in the application.
Application Type(s)
External Link
Transfer Financial Aid
External Link
Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
1-Mar
Tests
SAT and ACT are optional for applicants applying for Fall 2022. All students will take a language placement test upon ar...see moreSAT and ACT are optional for applicants applying for Fall 2022. All students will take a language placement test upon arrival during orientation.
Essay
Two essays are required in the application.
Letters of Recommendation
Two professor letters of recommendation are required.
Interview
No interviews are required.
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
There are no gpa requirements or target percentage of applicants admitted. W&L has a high rate of retention and therefor...see moreThere are no gpa requirements or target percentage of applicants admitted. W&L has a high rate of retention and therefore there are a limited number of places available for transfer applicants each year.
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Maximum Transfer Credits
60
Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Transfer Financial Aid Date
15-Mar
Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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W&L Virtual Tour
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Course Catalog
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