Iconic buildings at Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University

#68, overall score 54.83/100

Fun Fact:

The world’s first-ever recorded streaker was W&L student George William Crump, who ran naked through Lexington during his senior year in 1804. Crump was later elected to Congress.

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 24%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Lexington, Va.
  • Region: South
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,854
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 100
  • Jewish population share: 5%
  • Student origin: 14% in-state / 86% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Generals

ISRAEL Score: 11.33/20

  • Score: 11.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 4
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 13.5/40

  • Score: 13.5/40
  • Hillel: Washington and Lee Hillel
  • Chabad: None
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Joseph L. Goldstein

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