Washington and Lee University Campus, Lexington, VA

Applying to W&L

Acceptance Rate 21.16%
Yield 38.26%
SAT Average 1,419
ACT Average 95
Applicants 5,855

Applying To W&L

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 21.16% at Washington and Lee University where total 5,855 students applied and 1,239 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Washington and Lee University.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.wlu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwlu.edu/admissions/apply

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 5,855 students (2,884 men and 2,971 women) applied to W&L and 1,239 (577 men and 662 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 206 men and 268 women were enrolled into Washington and Lee University. Following table shows the Washington and Lee University Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 21.16% and yield is 38.26%.

Admission Statistics at W&L
Acceptance Rate 21.16% 20.01% 22.28%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 38.26% 35.70% 40.48%
[Chart] Washington and Lee University Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

212 applicants (45% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 262 applicants (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,490 and 25th percentile score is 1,348. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 102 and 25th percentile score is 92. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Washington and Lee University.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at W&L
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670730
SAT Math678760
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2833
ACT English3335
[Chart] SAT Scores at Washington and Lee University
[Chart] ACT Scores at Washington and Lee University

Admission Requirements

Washington and Lee University requires 4 articles and recommends 4 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Washington and Lee University

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