Admissions & Aid
Admission and Aid
Winter Break Campus Visitor Policy
While the university is on winter break from Saturday, November 21 through Saturday, January 16, prospective students are welcome to visit campus and take a self-guided tour. In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and follow the university’s response plan, 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.