Admissions & Aid

Admission and Aid

Fall 2020 Campus Visitor Policy

In order to help minimize the chance of COVID-19 exposure on our campus and in coordination with its COVID-19 response plan, the university is closed to outside visitors until further notice. Should prospective students and their families find themselves on campus, please read and keep in mind our full visit policy.

Standardized Test Policy Update

Due to current challenges surrounding standardized testing, W&L is suspending the standardized testing requirement for first-year undergraduate applicants to the Class of 2025. For more information, please read the University’s announcement regarding the one-year testing requirement suspension and review our testing guidelines for first-year applicants.

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 $50 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. 

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Explore Campus from your Computer
There are plenty of ways to interact and learn about W&L without visiting Lexington. We encourage you to explore the resources below to explore our campus and W&L's abundant opportunities.

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

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

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