Admissions Information

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school at Washington and Lee University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.wlu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwlu.edu/admissions/apply
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 18.57% and the yield is 40.28%. 3,050 men and 3,128 women applied to W&L and 546 men and 601 women students were accepted. Among them, 230 men and 232 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,1783,0503,128
Admitted1,147546601
Enrolled462230232
Acceptance Rate 18.57%17.90%19.21%
Yield 40.28%42.12%38.60%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 253 students (55% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 209 students (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 730 and the 25th percentile is 670. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 690 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670730
SAT Math690770
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math2933
ACT English3435
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Washington and Lee University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Washington and Lee University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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W&L Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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