Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at Washington and Lee, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Ranked #197 in the nation, Washington and Lee University is considered extremely diverse.
Lacking When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Washington and Lee University is ranked #2,974 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Washington and Lee
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Washington and Lee.
Washington and Lee's racial diversity is below the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Washington and Lee University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Washington and Lee is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #75 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 922 males and 907 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Washington and Lee
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Washington and Lee's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Washington and Lee is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Washington and Lee's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Washington and Lee is above average.
Excellent Location Diversity From Across the United States
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 17.4% of the students attending Washington and Lee University come from within Virginia. This puts Washington and Lee's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #94.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 43 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Washington and Lee
There is a medium sized community of about 87 international students at Washington and Lee University representing at least 21 countries. Click on the Washington and Lee International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Washington and Lee University, 76.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Washington and Lee #3,694 in the nation for student age diversity.
Washington and Lee Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Washington and Lee.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Washington and Lee doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Washington and Lee is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Washington and Lee?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.
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