Why Apply

Why Apply to W&L?


Because of our proven academic program

W&L is a place where you will learn from the successes (and failures) of the past, while honing your skills for the future. Our 8:1 student-faculty ratio, our small class size, and bottomless pool of opportunities make a W&L academic experience among the best.

Because of our significant scholarships and aid

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.

Because of our amazing location

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.

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Learn how to submit your Common App, apply through QuestBridge, discover our requirements, and submit your application to Washington and Lee.

Opportunities Abound

Take a moment to see what awaits you as a first-year student. Fun and challenging coursework, summer co-curricular opportunities, and pre-orientation week bonding with your classmates is around the corner.

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