Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA
Washington & Lee University is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.42 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
After Washington & Lee University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
- Very Good128
There are tons of varsity sports that many students take part in. The equestrian program even takes students who have never ridden a horse before! Rugby is the most popular club sport, and many young men take part in it.
- College Freshman
- 8 months ago
From the beginning of the admissions process to now, Washington and Lee has been the best experience of my entire life. The alumni are extremely connected to all who apply, and from the day I was accepted I remember having many people who I did not really know call me and talk about how happy they were that I was becoming a part of their college family. The people at school are very easy to talk to, party with, and learn with. A very work hard, play hard environment leads to many girls and guys getting together and getting to know each other well. I love my college.
- College Student
- 10 months ago
I love this place. If I had to make this decision again 1000 times over, I would make the same choice every time. W&L has given me so many opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. I've had many firsts here, and some lasts as well. The professors are amazing and really care about the students and their success. I've house/pet sat and had dinner at my professors' homes, and I see them all the time at Kroger and at restaurants in town. I have close relationships with my academic advisors and can talk to them about anything. Residence life freshman year was awesome and everyone got the shared experience. By the time recruitment rolled around in January, we were all on even footing and more comfortable with the upperclass women, which made the experience more enjoyable. I pledged a sorority and never looked back. I love my sisters and the way the Greek Life and campus life fit together like two puzzle pieces; it's like no other college I've seen or heard of, in that respect. Because 85% of students participate, greek life at W&L is open and inclusive with minimal infighting. (That said, the rumor mill is unreal here. Everyone knows everything.) As an athlete I've gotten close with my team, but widespread student body support of athletics is nonexistent. For instance, it's school tradition to leave football games at halftime. I love living off campus and having my friends live off campus where we can hang out together in a more comfortable, relaxed environment. Some of my best memories are in off campus houses either partying or just having a quiet night with friends. The honor system is REAL. Yes, some do cheat, but as a school, we don't condone it at all. The professors trust us implicitly and I've enjoyed the freedom to take tests whenever I want (within a certain period) and have keys to all the classrooms in my department. I know this is really long, so some highlights to finish it off: House mountain hikes, Fancy Dress, and the greatest people ever.
- College Senior
- Aug 14 2015