Washington and Lee University is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Lexington, Virginia. Washington and Lee was founded in 1749. The college currently enrolls around 2,238 students a year, including 1,857 undergrad students.
It is extremely difficult to get into Washington and Lee. Around 19% of applicants get into Washington and Lee each year. In 2022, 6,614 students applied to Washington and Lee and 1,248 were admitted.
|Washington and Lee University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||19%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||48%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||26%|
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Washington and Lee University is locatedin Lexington, Virginia,.
If you are interested in seeing Washington and Lee for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 81/64 to Lexington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Roanoke Regional, Lynchburg Regional.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Washington and Lee University and Lexington are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1530 and Above
1410 to 1530
1410 and Less
The median SAT score for Washington and Lee students is 1458. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Washington and Lee, while applicants with SAT scores between 1410 to 1530 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.
Wondering what life at Washington and Lee is like? There are approximately 2,238 students enrolled at Washington and Lee, including 1,857 undergraduate students and 381 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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