Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington, Virginia (population 7,000), a warm, welcoming and historic college town located in the Great Valley of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains. 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.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.wlu.edu/
Address: 204 W. Washington St. Lexington, VA 24450
Admission Phone: (540) 458-8503
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students314
Student-faculty ratio10:1
Tuition $47,437 per year (full-time, in-state)
$47,437 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$18,123
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline06/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Washington and Lee University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Amayer17 165 A 3.77

Accepted

Yes 10/17/17 10/17/17 11/02/17 3 weeks ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
Lowrancc 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
mattdorsey 156 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
WahooMike 158 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
caseyer 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
mjgonzalez7172 156 A 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
fowlas13 154 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
gthoma37 164 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mjn2051 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
smb7be 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
beverahr 148 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
barnesmh 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mtbmatt 160 A 2.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
SAFRENCH 150 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mz399713 155 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Yessestar 146 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Tstorm123 162 A 3.65

Pending

11/02/17 11/03/17 - a month ago
Vaw5xf 160 A 3.62

Pending

- - - 9 months ago
Tgilmo45 160 A 3.25

Pending

- - - one year ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

09/02/16 09/02/16 - one year ago
sboettch 159 A 3.13

Rejected

- - 02/14/17 10 months ago
maggiestrouse 157 A 3.47

Rejected

01/25/17 01/25/17 02/17/17 10 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants190818670
Number of Offers8958950
Number of Matriculants1171170
75% GPA3.673.670
Median GPA3.473.470
25% GPA3.163.160
75% LSAT1551550
Median LSAT1601600
25% LSAT1611610
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students314
Total Students Receiving Grants310
% of Students Receiving Grants98.7
75% Grant Amount$35,000
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$16,085
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (48.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (48.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.6)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (231)
  • Hispanics (27)
  • Black or African American (16)
  • Asian (9)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (44)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (11)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (9)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (24)


  • Total Women% (45)
  • Total Men% (55)
Washington and Lee University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 169 91.12% 74.05% 17.07%
2014 124 90.92% 75.35% 15.57%
2013 141 82.34% 79.81% 2.53%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (225)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (34)
  • Employed Other (9)
  • Unemployed (17)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (12)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association