Visitors Guide to Washington and Lee University

About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University, W&L, c/o @ wlunews

Washington and Lee University, W&L, c/o @wlunews

Washington and Lee University (W&L) was founded in 1749 and is located in Lexington, VA, an extremely quaint town just 2 hours south of Richmond, and 3 hours from Washington, DC. The private school's rural campus covers 430 acres and is home to total of 1,830 undergraduate students. Washington and Lee University is ranked 10th amongst national liberal arts colleges, with Colgate University being a close academic comparison. Students who apply to Washington and Lee University tend to apply to UVA, Sewanee, and The University of Richmond as well. 

Location: Lexington, VA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Type: Private
Size: Small
Tuition: $46,417 USD

Sports Divisions: NCAA Division III
Greek Life: Yup

Admissions Page: Click here
Avg. SAT: 2080 out of 2400
Common App: Yes
Supplement Essays: Yes
Application Options: Early Decision I & II
Acceptance Rate: 23.90%

W&L Dining Guide

Where to Eat Near Campus

Planning a Visit to Washington and Lee

Fun Activities Near Campus