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Washington and Lee University

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at WLU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at WLU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
3,116
3,371
# Admitted
574
608
% Admitted
18.4%
18.0%
% Overall
18.2%
Nov 01 2014Undecided
Get involved. I can't stress that enough, but remember to not spread yourself too thin. Be passionate about what you put your mind to.
ACT: 30 SAT: 2000 Female
Jun 18 2014PreMed and Medical
I worked really hard in high school on grades and involvement. I played two varsity sports and joined several clubs, also spending lots of time doing community service through my school. I studied hard for the standardized tests too. They suck, but they get you into good schools so it's worth it.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1960 Male
Dec 11 2011Psychology
Absolutely do an interview. This school is small and really into knowing people so doing an interview really lets them see you as a person and not just test scores, which are the type of students they want. Also it shows them how much you want to go here which is also big. They don't want to be admitting students who aren't going to be happy here.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1330 Female
Jul 10 2011Business - Management and Administration
Try to keep a well rounded course load and if your school offers AP courses I would make sure to take as many as you think you can handle your junior and senior year. As far as extra curricular activities are involved, find one or two clubs or organizations to take on a leadership position. If you are the least bit athletic, get on a team and stick with it for all four years. W&L is a small school and the administration's goal is to maintain an amicable community, therefore if your not a team player your not wanted.
SAT: 1490 Female
Oct 15 2009History/Histories (art history/etc.)
I transferred in from one of the "Top 5" state universities. That school was higher ranked since it was frankly just lager. Undergraduate experience at W&L was far superior. I was well prepared for my two graduate degrees and a successful IT career.
Male
Dec 15 2008Economics
Just make sure you keep in contact with the school, when new things happen definitely call whoever you interviewed with, or just call admissions. They keep track of EVERYTHING, so make sure you know that.
ACT: 30 SAT: 1330 Male

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