Admissions & Aid

Admission and Aid

The opportunities students have at Washington and Lee allow them to grow as scholars, compete as athletes, evolve as leaders, succeed in their careers and apply their skills to lead lives of consequence.

We seek academically talented, curious and engaged students from around the world. Our student body represents 48 states and 55 countries of citizenship, who are not only academically driven, but leaders in their schools and communities, dedicated to having an impact on those around them.

We are committed to making the W&L experience affordable through generous need and merit-based financial aid programs. That's why W&L typically awards more than $49 million in need-based financial aid each year and provides 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships and campus work. As part of our commitment, students are not asked to assume debt by taking out loans as part of their financial aid award. 

Come See Us!

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A visit to campus can go a long way to learning whether W&L is right for you. As a bonus, you’ll discover the vibrant college town of Lexington and the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. You may never want to leave.

Making W&L Affordable

Within Reach
We want a W&L education to be available to all applicants. W&L typically awards more than $49 million in financial aid each year, covering 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need through grants and scholarships.

Applying to W&L

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We hope to make your application to Washington and Lee as straightforward and transparent as possible. Learn more about our application requirements and deadlines.