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Washington and Lee University

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About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University is coeducational, private liberal arts, four-year University located in Lexington, Virginia, United States. The university was founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy. In addition, George Washington saved Liberty Hall Academy by providing the school its first major endowment: $ 20,000 worth of James River Canal stock. After that, the university was named Washington College.

The reason the university’s name was changed to Washington and Lee because of Robert E.Lee’s impact on campus and George Washington. During Robert E.Lee’s presidency (1865-1870), the violations occurred like lying, cheating and stealing. Recently, it has enrolled approximately 1,790 undergraduate students and also 403 graduate students. The current president of the university is Kenneth Patrick Ruscio.

Campus information

Campus facilities include:

  • Computer network access
  • Facilitating cooperative work between faculty and students
  • Instructional technology
  • Computing labs
  • Student lab for environmental study

If you are traveling from the north, south, or east

Follow I-81 to exit 191 (which puts you onto I-64). Next, take exit 55 off I-64. Turn left onto Route 11 south at the stop sign. Once you are on Route 11 south, you will drive through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, you will cross the Maury River, and bear right onto Route 11 Business. You will pass Virginia Military Institute. After you pass VMI, you will see W&L on your right. Parking is available in the Lee Chapel lot on Jefferson Street. Remain in the right lane and look for the brick entrance to the parking lot.


All First-Year students at Washington and Lee University are required to live in on-campus housing.

The First-Year residence hall floors are divided into sections of 12 to 20 students, each supervised by a Resident Adviser who is a trained, upper-division student capable of giving sympathetic and informed guidance to new students. In keeping with the traditions of student life at the University, the regulation of residence hall life is based on the principle of student self-government. Except for regulations pertaining to health, safety, alcohol, and drugs, regulations governing residential life—quiet hours and visitation policy, for example—are set by the residents of each section in statements of social responsibility.

Rooms with facilities for physically disabled students are available in both singles and doubles.  Service animals are allowed as an accommodation for individuals with disabilities in accordance with University policy.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 5 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1


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