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Washington and Lee University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeA
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Mar 15 2010
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
W&L is not for everyone, for sure. Come with an open mind about the Greek system. On the male side (roughly 85% Greek) there is a fraternity for everyone; each one has a pretty distinct personality. On the female side (75%) there is also a sorority for everyone but they are a bit harder to stereotype because they are larger. It is probably easier to be a female independent than a male independent because of this. Fraternities also tend to run the scene significantly more than sororities which may be another reason for the higher percentage Greek life for males.

Academics are challenging. Washington and Lee has an excellent reputation among bankers and the journalism school improves every year. Know about the honor system, it is taken just as seriously as the school proclaims it is.

Make sure you visit the campus (and preferably stay a Wednesday/Friday/Saturday night). It is hit or miss on whether you will like what you see, so beware if you get the feeling that this is not where you want to be.

Conservatism dominates over liberalism but students are generally apathetic about politics anyway so liberals can survive here unless they like to get in other people's faces about it.

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