Applying to W&L

Acceptance Rate 18.85%
Yield 38.78%
SAT Score 1,470
ACT Score 34
Applicants 6,621

Applying To W&L

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 18.85% at Washington and Lee University where a total of 6,621 students applied and 1,248 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,470 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires three items and recommends 4 articles to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to W&L.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$-1
Admission Informationwww.wlu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.wlu.edu/admissions/applying/
Acceptance Rate18.85%
Average Test Scores1,470 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2021-2022, the acceptance rate is 18.85% where a total of 6,621 students (3,136 men and 3,485 women) have applied to W&L and 1,248 (570 men and 678 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 248 male and 236 female students have enrolled into W&L and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 38.78%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at W&L
Acceptance Rate 18.85% 18.18% 19.45%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 38.78% 43.51% 34.81%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At W&L, 124 applicants (26% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 153 applicants (32%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,470 and the average ACT score is 34 at W&L. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,530 and 25th percentile score is 1,410. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 104 and the 25th percentile score is 94. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at W&L.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at W&L
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700750
SAT Math710780
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math2934
ACT English3335
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Washington and Lee University requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations) and recommends 4 articles (High School GPA, High School Rank, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for W&L
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Washington and Lee University is Four-one-four plan. Washington and Lee University accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Washington and Lee University accepts.
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training