Current Undergraduate Peers

Washington and Lee University - Current Undergraduate Peers

The University's undergraduate peers are the top rated liberal arts institutions in America as ranked by various publications. Although a ranking scheme has many flaws, many of the metrics that undergird those schemes have merit when assessing and comparing inputs, outputs, and efficiencies.

College/University US News Rank 2016 Edition US News Rank 2017 Edition US News Rank 2018 Edition
Amherst College 2 2 2
Bates College 25 27 23
Bowdoin College 4 6 3
Carleton College 8 7 8
Claremont McKenna College 9 9 8
Colby College 19 12 12
Colgate University 19 12 12
Colorado College 25 24 23
Davidson College 9 9 10
Grinnell College 19 19 18
Hamilton College 14 12 18
Harvey Mudd College 14 21 12
Haverford College 12 12 18
Middlebury College 4 4 6
Pomona College 4 7 6
Smith College 14 12 12
Swarthmore College 3 4 3
University of Richmond 32 27 23
Vassar College 12 12 12
Washington & Lee University 14 11 10
Wellesley College 4 3 3
Wesleyan University 14 21 21
Williams College 1 1 1

Note: Top 23 List Excludes Military Academies ranked 12th and 21st (2018 Edition); includes two Women’s Institutions; Ranking indicates the actual US News Best Colleges rank. Note that without the military academies, the number of institutions may note equal the rank.

Other institutions that may be considered peers for various comparisons:

College/University U.S. News - 2016 Edition U.S. News - 2017 Edition U.S. News - 2018 Edition
Barnard College 29 27 26
Kenyon College 25 27 26
Macalester College 23 24 26
Oberlin College 23 24 26
Scripps 29 23 26