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#46, overall score 62.75/100

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 as a member of Congress.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Lexington, Va.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,830
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 100
  • Jewish population share: 5%
  • Student origin: 16% in-state / 84% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Ring-tum Phi
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Generals

COST & AID Score: 10.83/15

  • Score: 10.83/15
  • Tuition: $50,170
  • Room & board costs: $11,730
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $42,732
  • Average loan debt: $22,651
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: The Max and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

  • Score: 20/20
  • Acceptance rate: 22%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Median SAT range: 1350-1490
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 4
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 10.67/11

  • Score: 10.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 4.63/1,000 students (medium low)
  • City crime rate: 11.98/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.25/34

  • Score: 10.25/34
  • Hillel: Hillel at Washington and Lee
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • 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 alum: Joseph L. Goldstein

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