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IPEDS ID: 234207
OPE ID: 00376800
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Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116
General information:  (540) 458-8400
Website:  www.wlu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,277 (1,855 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty25384
Instructional25384
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$40,387$41,927$43,362$44,5072.6%
Books and supplies$1,700$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,105$9,130$9,450$10,2508.5%
Other$1,890$1,986$2,004$2,0180.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,082$54,843$56,616$58,5753.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$43,570
Fees$1,137
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid130463%————
Grant or scholarship aid25954%$9,704,426$37,469
Federal grants4910%$261,852$5,344
Pell grants4910%$183,652$3,748
Other federal grants368%$78,200$2,172
State/local government grant or scholarships6514%$167,234$2,573
Institutional grants or scholarships23449%$9,275,340$39,638
Student loan aid11424%$895,410$7,854
Federal student loans10422%$600,284$5,772
Other student loans214%$295,126$14,054
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,11160%$37,916,182$34,128
Pell grants17610%$701,578$3,986
Federal student loans42323%$2,763,315$6,533
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$20,585$18,788$19,147
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,109$13,741$5,586
$30,001 – $48,000$17,778$21,797$9,850
$48,001 – $75,000$22,925$17,892$15,417
$75,001 – $110,000$22,023$17,505$17,638
$110,001 and more$35,116$32,433$36,149
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment2,277
Undergraduate enrollment1,855
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment422
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 13%
Out-of-state: 83%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,2223,0343,188
Percent admitted18%19%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%43%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT29662%
ACT24651%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading650740
SAT Math660720
SAT Writing650730
ACT Composite3033
ACT English3134
ACT Math2830
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 88%
6-year: 91%
8-year: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 89%
Female: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 93%
Hispanic/Latino: 73%
White: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Russian Studies0--
Category total0--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry12--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General20--
Neuroscience9--
Category total41--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting1--
Accounting and Business/Management28--
Business Administration and Management, General74--
Category total103--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism34--
Category total34--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2--
Category total2--
Engineering
Chemical Engineering3--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics16--
Category total19--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General32--
Category total32--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General9--
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General10--
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature2--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5--
Spanish Language and Literature10--
Category total37--
History
History, General18--
Category total18--
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--143
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-0-
Category total-0143
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General17--
Category total17--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies3--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total3--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies7--
Category total7--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12--
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total14--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General0--
Geology/Earth Science, General4--
Physics, General3--
Category total7--
Psychology
Psychology, General22--
Category total22--
Social Sciences
Anthropology0--
Economics, General43--
Political Science and Government, General32--
Sociology9--
Category total84--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fine/Studio Arts, General5--
Music, General4--
Category total19--
Grand total4590143
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball1711
Equestrian18
Field Hockey21
Football82
Golf115
Lacrosse4426
Soccer2821
Swimming2129
Tennis1615
Track and Field, Indoor3031
Track and Field, Outdoor3232
Track and Field, X-Country1116
Volleyball14
Wrestling13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1895 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs6/11/2012 -  Pre-Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault011
Burglary955
Motor vehicle theft110
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible012
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary653
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate1.3%2.9%
Number in default48
Number in repayment288267
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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