Washington and Lee University


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Washington and Lee University


  • 57% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$31,850 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Science Library, Law Library, Federal Document Repository, archives of Robert E. Lee Papers and Justice Lewis Powell papers

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 924,524 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 8,226 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,070,733 microforms.
  • 16,370 Audio/Visual items.
  • 1,700 e-books.

Museums & Art

Reeves Center, collection of Chinese export porcelain; duPont Hall Gallery, exhibits paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs; The Wilson Art and Music Center (to open fall 2006), Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts; Biology Dept, greenhouse; Chemistry Dept, instrumental analysis laboratory; Geology Dept, seismograph and scanning electron microscope; Psychology Dept light microscopy with digital imaging and electrophysiological recording facilities; Tucker Multimedia Center, integrates technology with teaching methodologies; Lee Chapel and Museum, auditorium, art museum, University heritage exhibit, National Historic Landmark, museum shop; Watson Pavilion for Asian Arts, exhibits collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ceramics, Japanese tea room; Archaeology museum



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 320 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 35 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 50 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 300 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 750 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 40% of housing units are Singles.
  • 32% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 20% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 36 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 83% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Fancy Dress Ball; Mock Convention; Student Activities Organization Concerts, coffee houses, films, comedians; Contact speakers
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 124 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa (academic); Phi Eta Sigma (freshman); Beta Gamma Sigma (business); Order of the Coif (law); Omicron Delta Kappa (campus leadership); Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics); Pi Sigma Alpha (politics); Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (forensics); Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics); Order of Omega (Greek leadership); Lambda Pi Eta (communications); Psi Chi (psychology)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, Eastern Orthodox Campus Ministry, Generals’ Christian Fellowship, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Hillel, Orthodox Christian Fellowship of VMI and WLU, Reformed University Fellowship, Trinity United Methodist College Group, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Student Association; Student Association for International Learning; Human Rights Alliance; Spanish House; Chinese Club; English for Speakers of Other Languages; International House; Onyx (Black students); Spanish House; Chavis House (multi-cultural); International Relations Association; Minority Outreach Recruitment Entourage; Multicultural Student Association; PanAsian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE); International Relations Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Gay-Straight Alliance; Traveller; Investments Society; Knowledge Empowering Women Leaders; Liberty Hall Volunteers; Peer Counselors; Student Recruitment Committee; Cheerleading; Knitting Society; Photography Club; Student Consulting; Concert Guild; General Admission (vocal group); Joyful Noise (gospel choir); JubiLee (vocal group); Mindbending Productions (theater); Southern Comfort (vocal group); University Chamber Singers; University Chorus; University Jazz Ensemble; University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra; University Theater; University Wind Ensemble; W&L Dance; Alpha Phi Omega; Habitat for Humanity; Nabors Service League; Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger; Women in Technology and Science; Film Society; Kathekon (alumni); Americans for Informed Democracy; College Libertarians; College Republicans; Young Democrats; Cold Check Committee (community relations); Gender Relations Committee; One in Four; Society for Professional Journalists; Spirit Committee; W&L Students for Life; W&L Students for Choice; Bonner Leadership Program; Campus Kitchen Project; Committee for Cystic Fibrosis; Ducks Unlimited; Nicaragua Project; Up ’til Dawn; March of Dimes Collegiate Council; Outing Club; Model United Nations
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Ring-tum Phi (weekly); Trident (weekly); Law School News (monthly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, VA (150), Washington, DC (180)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Staunton, VA (35)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Roanoke, VA (55)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 73% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 13 fraternity houses
  • 83% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 6 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 77% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Virginia Military Institute)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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