Total Enrollment: 2,170
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 1,762
Total Grad Enrollment: 408
Very southern traditional in a good way (speaking tradition). VERY strict honor policy which propagates a very safe environment.
The city of Lexington. Middle of no where and a self-funded police force out to get anyone for anything. Go the speed limit EVERYWHERE.
I wish I knew that if you expect to make friends and develop an acceptable social circle, it is imperative to participate in the Greek system. The bright side of 80% of students going Greek is that the system is inclusive, rather than exclusive, so there is usually a fit for everyone. However, being in a sorority or fraternity takes up quite a bit of time and costs thousands of dollars a year, so it is a huge commitment. When I chose W&L, I was unaware of the social standards I would be expected to meet.
Another awesome thing is that the financial aid is extraordinary because the University has more money from alumni donors than it knows what to do with. Around a fourth of the freshman class came to W&L on a full ride scholarship based on merit, financial aid, or a combination of the two. You will receive the financial help you need and more.
Every student at this school needs an extroverted personality in order to feel comfortable and develop a circle of friends inside of W&L's intense social scene.