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.
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.
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.