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Washington and Lee University The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L's 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center.

Washington and Lee University has two preeminent objectives: to dedicate all its resources to developing in its students the capacity and desire to learn, to understand, and to share the fruits of their intellectual growth, and to pursue its educational mission in a climate of learning that stresses the importance of the individual, personal honor and integrity, harmonious relationships with others, and the responsibility to serve society through the productive use of talent and training. Independent, non-sectarian, and privately endowed, it comprises three divisions, one graduate - the School of Law - and two undergraduate - the College and the School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. With a rich heritage from the past and a history spanning more than two centuries the University has a profound sense of tradition, but it likewise has a firm commitment to the ideal embodied in its motto, non incautus futuri, and therefore remains responsive to changes and innovations that contribute to the realization of its aims.


Accounting, Administration, African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geology, German, Greek, Health, History, International Education, Japanese, Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication, Language, Latin, Latin American Studies, Literature, Mass Communication, Math, Mathematics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Ministerial, Pre-Social Work, Psychology, Public Speaking, Religion, Reserve Officers Training Corps, Romance Languages, Russian, Russian Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Teacher Education, Theatre, Women and Gender Studies, Writing

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Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences


VA 24450 Lexington
United States
Phone: (540) 458-8400

 Admissions office:

Washington and Lee University Admissions Office
VA 24450Lexington
United States
Phone: (540) 458-8710

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