W&L vs. Liberty

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Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA
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Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA
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#8 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
#1 in Virginia Colleges
Rankings*#353 in National Universities
#30 in Virginia Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctoral/Research University
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$57,285Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$21,587
expensive$47,437Graduate Tuitioncheaper$8,349
More$40,813Average Financial Aid AmountLess$7,509
Higher1,430 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,150 SAT
25 ACT
Tighter19%Acceptance RateEasier51%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Smaller2,223Total EnrollmentLarger79,152
Smaller1,829Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger45,935
Smaller394Graduate Student PopulationLarger33,217
-Online Student Population64,006
Completion & Outcomes
Higher94%Graduate RateLower47%
Lower5%Transfer-out RateHigher16%
Higher96%Retention RateLower82%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,517)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,314)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,625)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,180)
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty18 to 1
309Number of faculties2,870
Higher$122,301Average Faculty SalaryLower$66,521
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.