Washington and Lee University, , Lexington, Virginia

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Washington and Lee University

Company Name: Washington and Lee University
State: Virginia
County: Lexington City
City/town: Lexington
Post: 24450
Phone: (540)458-8710
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 003768
OPE ID code: 376800
Date Approved: 2004-01-08
Web site: http://www.wlu.edu
Status: Active

Review: Washington and Lee University (also known as W&L) is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia, United States. 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. In 1796, George Washington endowed the academy with the largest gift ever given to an educational institution at that time: $20,000 in stock. The gift rescued Liberty Hall from near-certain insolvency. In gratitude, the trustees changed the school's name to Washington Academy; in 1813 it was chartered as Washington College. Dividends from Washington's gift continue to help pay part of the cost of each student's education. Robert E. Lee was its president after the Civil War in 1865 until his death in 1870, after which the school was renamed Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee's motto is Non incautus futuri, meaning "Not unmindful of the future." It is an adaptation of the Lee family motto. One quarter of W&L's undergraduates participate in varsity athletics, three quarters in club or intramural programs. There are more than 120 student organizations and publications, and approximately 80 percent of undergraduates belong to fraternities or sororities. Washington and Lee consists of three schools: The College; the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and the Washington and Lee University School of Law. W&L is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

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Washington and Lee University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 2,153
Undergraduate Population: 1,759
Percent Admitted: 19.0%
SAT Composite Range: 1310-1460
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 51%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 49%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 4.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 3.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 83.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 100.0%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 0.0%

Washington and Lee University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $40,387
Out of State Tuition: $40,387
Books and Supplies: $1,700
Total Annual Cost: $53,082

Washington and Lee University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 60.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 53.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $24,141,306
Undergraduate Application Fee: $50

Washington and Lee University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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