Admissions & Aid

Re: ScOTUS Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

Washington and Lee University's commitment to diversity, which is rooted in our mission, remains unchanged following the Supreme Court decision on June 29, 2023. Having a student body that represents a wide variety of perspectives and life experiences makes our institution a better place and better prepares our graduates to lead lives of consequence in a diverse world. We will continue to work to attract and support an increasingly diverse community at W&L while being fully compliant with the reinterpreted law. Read the full statement »

Admission and Aid

We seek academically talented, curious and engaged students from around the world. Our student body represents 49 states and 47 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.

Admitted Student Programs

Spring 2023
Join us for on-campus and virtual programs involving current W&L students, faculty and staff. You'll also be able to meet and celebrate with other enrolling or still-deciding members of the W&L Class of 2027.

Visit Opportunities

Come See Us!
A visit to campus can go a long way to learning whether W&L is right for you. If you are unable to join us in Lexington, we invite you to take advantage of the virtual resources to explore our campus and opportunities.

Making W&L Affordable

Within Reach
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.

Applying to W&L

We hope to make your application to Washington and Lee as straightforward and transparent as possible. Learn more about our application requirements and deadlines.

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