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Washington and Lee Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Washington and Lee? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,284 out of 5,377 applicants or 24% were admitted making Washington and Lee a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,705 2,672 5,377
Accepted 636 648 1,284
Acceptance Rate 24% 24% 24%
Enrolled 213 241 454
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Washington and Lee University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Washington and Lee regularly accepts students with ACTs of 30 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Washington and Lee University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1315. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1445 out of 1600. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1380 1510
SAT Reading 700 750
SAT Math 690 760
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English 31 34
ACT Math 28 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >39%
31 to 33 Avg + 24%-39%
30 to 31 Avg - 18%-24%
29 to 30 Reach 13%-18%
Less than 29 Low <13%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >35%
1445 to 1510 Avg + 24%-35%
1380 to 1445 Avg - 16%-24%
1315 to 1380 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1315 Low <10%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Washington and Lee University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Washington and Lee University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234207 IPEDS survey data for Washington and Lee University.



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