Washington and Lee University
Sydney Lewis Hall
#29 in Acceptance Rate
W&L Law ranks #29 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 28.7% among those who applied for admission.
#29 in Median LSAT
W&L Law is tied for #29 in terms of the median LSAT score (163) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#35 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#50 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsW&L Law ranks #35 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (61.6%) and #50 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (82.8%).
#52 in Bar Passage Rate
W&L Law ranks #52 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (86.7%), and it outperforms by +11.2% the state of Virginia’s overall bar passage rate of 75.5%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#53 in Private Sector Salary
W&L Law is tied for #53 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($85,000).
#68 in Library Size
W&L Law ranks #68 in terms of library size with 497,250 volumes or equivalents.
#69 in Highest Tuition
W&L Law ranks #69 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($49,355). We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
#73 in Median Undergraduate GPA
W&L Law ranks #73 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.51) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#89 in Student to Faculty Ratio
W&L Law is tied for #89 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.9:1).
#119 in Public Sector Salary
W&L Law is tied for #119 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($51,450).
#141 in Presence of Minority Students
W&L Law ranks #141 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (24.7%).
#141 in Presence of Minority Faculty
W&L Law ranks #141 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (9.8%).
#172 in Presence of Female Faculty
W&L Law is tied for #172 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (31.5%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||July 15|
|LSAT Score (Median)||163||160|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||158-164||158-162|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.21-3.68||3.08-3.58|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||VA||VA|
|School's bar passage rate:||86.7%||89.2%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||75.5%||72.3%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+11.2%||+16.9%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||61.6%||45.7%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||82.8%||74.8%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$15,625||$15,113|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||99.5%||100.0%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$27,500||$22,500|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$99,559||$110,067|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||71.9%||75.6%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||6.9 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$85,000||$92,500|
|Public Sector (Median):||$51,450||$52,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||497,250||483,204|