First-Year Class Profile The Class of 2023
|Public / Charter School||49%|
|Private / Parochial School||51%|
|Domestic Students of Color||85|
|First Generation College Students||38|
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Percent of Students Receiving W&L Grant Assistance
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Average Institutional Award (need and/or merit based)
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Foreign Language Background
The class of 2023 includes students who have served as honor council members, student body presidents, state champion athletes, concert masters, entrepreneurs, community service leaders, interns, nationally ranked debaters, editors in chief, Gold Award recipients and Eagle Scouts plus a:
pilot, state science fair champion, arborists (saving tress from pestilence in hometown), a top campaign caller in state, Celtic Club founder, board member for Operation Smile, Lenfest Scholar, Mars Exploration intern at NASA, Hurricane Irma clean up volunteer, public health advocate in Tanzania, TEDx founder, US Senate Page, We Are Listening blog editor, motorcycle mechanic & patent-holder.
Some have also worked as a:
DJ, Subway sandwich artist. PA for Dr. OZ Show, McDonalds's drive thru manager, marine servicer, dog walker for Poop Patrol, baker, professional actor, bounce house party host, florist, Gadget Guys repair founder, candlemaker, BBQ chef and hot pepper farmer.
- #1 is a hot number in this class. Seven students share a birthday full of "1s" but Fall remains the popular birthday season: 52 members of the Class of 2023 have October birthdays.
- There's only one New Year's baby in the class, but two born on New Year's Eve
- The students who traveled farthest to attend W&L are from Vietnam: nearly 8,500 miles away.
- The first-year student with the largest population adjustment is from Shanghai, the world's largest city, with 24 million residents
- Alliteration is at play with students' names this year. Sam and Sarah are the most popular preferred names in this class