Washington and Lee University
#288 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,855

Acceptance

21%

Graduation Rate

92%

Median SAT Score

1419

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$51,420

Fees (in-state)

$1,035

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$706
30K-48K$1,920
48K-75K$7,039
75K-110K$14,439
110K+$41,186

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

#67 World Rank #36 USA Rank
Law
#61 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Communications
#163 World Rank #90 USA Rank
History
#315 World Rank #129 USA Rank
Literature
#375 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Engineering
#517 World Rank #195 USA Rank
Economics
#432 World Rank #215 USA Rank
Political Science
#629 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Mathematics
#721 World Rank #300 USA Rank
Anthropology
#667 World Rank #357 USA Rank
Psychology
#831 World Rank #419 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#1824 World Rank #619 USA Rank
Chemistry
#2102 World Rank #872 USA Rank
Biology

Other areas of influence

#176 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Business
#250 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Education
#295 World Rank #216 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#370 World Rank #219 USA Rank
Nursing
#472 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Medical
#485 World Rank #278 USA Rank
Social Work

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 Communications, Law, and History. Washington and Lee University’s most academically influential people include Tom Wolfe, Meriwether Lewis, and J. Michael Luttig.

Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe

American author and journalist

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Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis

American explorer

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J. Michael Luttig

American lawyer and judge

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Jack Goldsmith
Jack Goldsmith

American legal scholar

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Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly

American painter, draftsman, printmaker, photographer and sculptor

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John J. Crittenden
John J. Crittenden

United States Attorney General

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Joseph L. Goldstein
Joseph L. Goldstein

Scientist

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Roger Mudd
Roger Mudd

American television news reporter and anchor

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Thomas Nelson Page
Thomas Nelson Page

American diplomat

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Robert Paxton

American political scientist and historian

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Christian Wiman

American poet

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Wyatt C. Hedrick

American architect

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