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#355 Overall Influence #80 Desirability Rank

Washington and Lee University

Private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia

From Wikipedia

Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia. Established in 1749 as the Augusta Academy, the university is among the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Washington and Lee's 325-acre campus sits at the edge of Lexington and abuts the campus of the Virginia Military Institute in the Shenandoah Valley region between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. The campus is approximately northeast from Roanoke, west from the state capital of Richmond, and inland southwest from the national capital at Washington, D.C.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

4,998

Acceptance

25%

Graduation Rate

93%

Median SAT Score

1430

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$56,170

Fees (in-state)

$1,115

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$1,612
30K - 48K$2,039
48K - 75K$4,718
75K - 110K$13,920
110K+$38,630

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$93,300

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

204 West Washington Street, Lexington VA 24450-2116

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

11 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

What is Washington and Lee University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#55 World Rank
Law
#237 World Rank
Literature
#110 World Rank
Communications
#307 World Rank
History
#415 World Rank
Political Science
#698 World Rank
Biology
#897 World Rank
Engineering
#587 World Rank
Religious Studies
#736 World Rank
Philosophy
#629 World Rank
Economics
#896 World Rank
Mathematics
#1191 World Rank
Chemistry
#1208 World Rank
Physics
#621 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#1092 World Rank
Psychology
#1888 World Rank
Computer Science
#672 World Rank
Anthropology
#1934 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#358 World Rank
Education
#377 World Rank
Business
#514 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#1230 World Rank
Medical
#1268 World Rank
Social Work
#1949 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Washington and Lee University's Most influential alumni?

Washington and Lee University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Communications, and Literature

Charles Gaines

Charles Gaines

American writer and outdoorsman

John L. Brownlee

John L. Brownlee

American lawyer

Robert Huntley

American attorney and president of Washington and Lee University

Forrest Moses

American artist

William Y. Smith

William Y. Smith

Air Force General

Jerome Turner

United States federal judge

Samuel Zenas Ammen

American journalist

William H. Hodges

Virginia jurist

Greg Johnson

American business executive

Ruby Laffoon

American politician

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai

American writer

T. Kenneth Cribb Jr.

American activist