Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

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Washington and Lee University is ranked 4 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 9 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 37%
Applicants who took ACT 63%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+47%
600-69947%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+49%
600-69949%
600+98%

ACT Score

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

Students applied5,101
Students admitted1,203
Admission rate24%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,170
Fees$1,000
Room and board$11,910
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$63,880

Cost after need-based aid$21,588
Cost after non-need-based aid$29,114

Average debt at graduation$26,397

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$72,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$42,292
Average non-need-based aid$34,766

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,830

Full-Time

Men941
Women883

Part-Time

Men4
Women2

Freshmen retained95%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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