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Best Values in Colleges

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Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

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Washington and Lee University is ranked 1 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 1 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 65%
Applicants who took ACT 60%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+46%
600-69953%
600+99%

SAT Math Score

700+53%
600-69942%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3688%
24-2912%
24+100%

Students applied5,797
Students admitted1,136
Admission rate20%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,460
Fees$957
Room and board$10,985
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$59,202

Cost after need-based aid$17,730
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,909

Average debt at graduation$23,224

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$77,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,472
Average non-need-based aid$36,293

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,890

Full-Time

Men948
Women934

Part-Time

Men4
Women4

Freshmen retained97%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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