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Colleges / Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate17%

About Washington and Lee

Washington and Lee University is a private, nonprofit university in the town of Lexington, Virginia. Washington and Lee was founded in 1749. The university currently enrolls around 2,243 students a year, including 1,867 undergraduates.

Washington and Lee Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Washington and Lee. Around 17% of applicants get into Washington and Lee each year. Out of 7,224 applications received in 2022, 1,225 students were offered admission.

Washington and Lee University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 17%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 42%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Washington and Lee University is located in Lexington, Virginia,.

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College Info

204 West Washington Street Lexington, VA 24450

Campus Setting: Small Town

Washington and Lee Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Washington and Lee is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Washington and Lee is Jan 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Washington and Lee SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1410 - 1535


Math SAT Range

710 - 780


Reading SAT Range

700 - 755

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1535 and Above


1410 to 1535


1410 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Washington and Lee students is 1469. Applicants with SAT scores of 1535 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Washington and Lee, while applicants with SAT scores between 1410 to 1535 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1410 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Washington and Lee.

Washington and Lee Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Washington and Lee is like? There are approximately 2,243 students enrolled at Washington and Lee, including 1,867 undergraduate students and 376 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from VA and 82% percent of students are from other states.


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Application Deadline

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