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Colleges / Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee Student Life

Washington and Lee is on a 415-acre campus in a small town setting in Lexington, Virginia. Washington and Lee has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Washington and Lee also has fraternities and sororities.

Washington and Lee has a thriving Mock Convention. In fact, more students participate in Mock Convention than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Washington and Lee include General Activities Board, Nabors Service League, Outing Club and Sports Clubs.

The Washington and Lee community comes together each year for Fancy Dress Ball, Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

Does Washington and Lee Offer Student Housing?

Washington and Lee offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Washington and Lee students live on campus. In 2021, 74% of undergrads at Washington and Lee lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 27% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Washington and Lee. There are 1,520 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,822 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,327 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Washington and Lee offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Washington and Lee Athletics

At Washington and Lee there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Washington and Lee:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Washington and Lee

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Washington and Lee University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Washington and Lee campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Washington and Lee offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Washington and Lee has Emergency Alert System.

Plan a Visit to Washington and Lee

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Washington and Lee, take Interstates 81/64 to Lexington, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Roanoke Regional, Lynchburg Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Washington and Lee's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Washington and Lee Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

17%

In State

83%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

6%

4%

4%

4%

3%

1%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

1,822

Graduate Students

361

Non-Resident / International Students

78

Washington and Lee Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,183

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

25%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,380

Out-of-State

$59,380

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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