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2024 Class Profile

There is no single formula for a successful application. We are looking for an exceptional group of 460 - 470 intellectually curious students who will actively and positively contribute to the W&L community. We consider a wide range of factors in addition to your academic record. These include extra-curricular involvement, character, interest in attending W&L, and other personal qualities. 

Meet the Class of 2024

Applied 4,997
Admitted 1,223
Enrolled 459
51% Men
49% Women
51% Private/Parochial School
49% Public/Charter School
8% First-Generation College Students
19% Domestic Students of Color
3% Jewish Students (Self-Identified)
9% Children of Alumni
5% Foreign Citizens
4% QuestBridge Finalists
10% Johnson Scholars
30% Recruited Athletes


32 - 34 Middle 50% ACT Composite
33 Median ACT
1370-1480 Middle 50% SAT
1430 Median SAT

Financial Aid Information

51% Students Receiving W&L Grant Assistance
$49,630 Average Need-Based Grant
$54,407 Average Institutional Award (need and/or merit based)
10% Pell Grant Recipients

Curriculum Background

96% with AP, Advanced International Certificate of Education, and/or IB coursework
72% studied four years or more of at least one world language
86% completed at least one level of IB Math or a calculus course
83% studied four or more years' worth of lab science
19% took at least one year of computer science or programming in high school

Extracurricular Stories

The Class of 2024 includes students who 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 traumatic brain injury researcher, Spartan Race world qualifier, volunteer firefighter and EMT, polyglot, National Conference for Community and Justice honoree, founder of a bird sanctuary, bagpiper (sorry roommate!), synchronized figure skater, founder of “Scrappy,” March for our Lives board members, free summer music camp founder, TV executive producer and Mental Health Club founder

Some also worked as a:

Dolphin-watching kayak guide, deli and fast food employees, snow clearer, ballroom dance instructor, lifeguard, landscaper, waiter at Brown’s Lobster Pound, Walmart associate, jewelry photographer, little league umpire, watermelon farmer, corn maze wrangler and taekwondo instructor.