Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 37.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 63.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 47.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 49.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 49.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 98%
ACT score 24-29: 12.00%
ACT score 30-36: 88.00%
ACT score 24+: 100.00%
Students applied: 5,101
Students admitted: 1,203
Admission rate: 24%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 88%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 95%
Full-time enrolled men: 941
Full-time enrolled women: 883
Part-time enrolled men: 4
Part-time enrolled women: 2
Total enrollment: 1,830

COSTS

Tuition: $49,170
Room and board: $11,910
Est. book expense: $1,800
Fees: $1,000
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $42,292
Average non-need-based aid: $34,766
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
148
Average aid package: $48,392
Students receiving need-based aid: 772
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 42%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
14%
% receiving student loans: 33%