# Washington and Lee University SAT Scores and GPA

What are Washington and Lee University's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Washington and Lee University. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Lexington, VA

This school is also known as: W&L

### Washington and Lee University Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into Washington and Lee University.

## Average SAT: 1450 (Old: 2081)

The average SAT score composite at Washington and Lee University is a 1450.

On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 2081.

#### Washington and Lee University SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1380, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1510.

In other words, a 1380 places you below average, while a 1510 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Washington and Lee University, but they really want to see at least a 1380 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

 Section Average 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Math 720 690 760 Reading 37 35 38 Writing 36 35 38 Composite 1450 1380 1510

#### Washington and Lee University SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 1960, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 2200.

In other words, a 1960 places you below average, while a 2200 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Washington and Lee University, but they really want to see at least a 1960 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

 Section Average 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Math 697 660 740 Reading 694 650 730 Writing 690 650 730 Composite 2081 1960 2200

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## Average GPA: 3.96

The average GPA at Washington and Lee University is 3.96. This makes Washington and Lee University Extremely Competitive for GPAs.

(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. This school did not officially report its average GPA, but we've estimated it here using data from over 1,000 schools.)

With a GPA of 3.96, Washington and Lee University requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.96, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.

The acceptance rate at Washington and Lee University is 24%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 24 are admitted.

This means the school is quite selective. If you have strong academic scores, you have a great shot at getting in.

Because this school is quite selective, strong academic scores are critical to improving your chances of admission. If you're able to score a 2200 SAT or above, you'll have a very strong chance at getting in. But if you get a 1960 SAT or below, it'll be a steep uphill battle for you to get admitted.

Chances of admission with these scores:

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• 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
• 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
• 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
• 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
• 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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## Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Washington and Lee University, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Washington and Lee University.

### Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than Washington and Lee University. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 1520 2220 33
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 1510 2181 32
Brown University Providence, RI 1500 2178 32
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 1500 2160 32
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 1490 2150 32
Tufts University Medford, MA 1490 2149 32
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 1480 1430 32

### Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Washington and Lee University, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Northeastern University Boston, MA 1470 2110 33
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1450 2080 31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1420 1376 30
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1440 2060 32
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1440 2050 32
Emory University Atlanta, GA 1430 2046 31
New York University New York, NY 1410 2016 30

### Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Washington and Lee University, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Washington and Lee University is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 1370 1315 30
Boston University Boston, MA 1370 1946 29
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1370 1940 31
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1360 1929 29
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 1360 1925 30
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 1350 1904 29
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1898 28