Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

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Washington and Lee University is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 5 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 46%
Applicants who took ACT 53%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+47%
600-69951%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+50%
600-69947%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3687%
24-2913%
24+100%

Students applied5,377
Students admitted1,284
Admission rate24%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,280
Fees$987
Room and board$11,380
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$61,447

Cost after need-based aid$19,125
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,691

Average debt at graduation$21,683

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$72,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$42,322
Average non-need-based aid$33,756

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,854

Full-Time

Men940
Women911

Part-Time

Men2
Women1

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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