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Washington & Lee University

Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia, United States.

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Location

Address
204 W Washington St
City
Lexington
State
VA
Zip/Post Code
24450

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1855
Total Graduate enrollment
422
In State Tuition Fees
43570
Out State Tuition Fees
43570
ACT Score
31
SAT Score
2082
Male Female Ratio
50:50
Acceptance Rate
19%
Student Faculty Ratio
8:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
General
Colors
Royal Blue And White
Conference
Old Dominion

College History

History

The classical school from which Washington and Lee descended was established in 1749 as Augusta Academy, about 20 miles (32�km) north of its present location. In 1776 it was renamed Liberty Hall in a burst of revolutionary fervor. The academy moved to Lexington in 1780, when it was chartered as Liberty Hall Academy, and built its first facility near town in 1782. The Academy became a college when it granted its first bachelor of arts degree in 1785, making it the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the country.

College Specialty

Specialty

Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Alumni

Alumni

Washington and Lee University is the alma mater of three United States Supreme Court Justices, a Nobel Prize laureate, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, and the Emmy Award, as well as many government officials, judges, business leaders, entertainers, and athletes. Several well-known alumni include United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.; United States Senator John Warner from Virginia; United States Solicitor General John W. Davis, Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States during the 1924 presidential election; author Tom Wolfe, founder of New Journalism; artist Cy Twombly; explorer Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; and billionaire Rupert Johnson, Jr. of Franklin Templeton Investments.

Campus

Campus

Rural, 325 acres (1.32�km2)

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