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Nearly half of the students who applied to enter Washington and Lee’s Class of 2025 did not submit test scores. Graphic courtesy of Juilianna Stephenson, ‘26

Washington and Lee will remain test-optional for the time being

Students and admissions officials alike weigh in on the positives and negatives of requiring test scores
Julianna Stephenson
December 11, 2023
Some children of alumni grow up with Washington and Lee as a central part of their lives, especially when they attend events such as Young Alumni Weekend. Photo by Julianna Stephenson, ‘26

W&L to keep legacy admissions after affirmative action strike-down

The admissions office is facing new challenges this year. Legacy admissions isn’t one of them.
Julianna Stephenson
November 30, 2023
W&L’s diversity could decline after affirmative action decision, admissions says

W&L’s diversity could decline after affirmative action decision, admissions says

The Supreme Court prevented race-conscious admissions programs. W&L is still navigating the implications
Julianna Stephenson
September 25, 2023
Cadets march outside in front of onlookers on VMI’s campus. This year’s incoming class is composed of 375 cadets, a steep drop from the typical class size of roughly 500.

After VMI enrollment plummets, admissions tests new tactics

Virginia Military Institute is wrestling with how to recruit more students after a bruising admissions cycle
Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2022

Johnson Weekend brings out competition and excitement

Hundreds of students from all over the country compete for W&L’s coveted Johnson Scholarship.
Georgia Bernbaum
March 29, 2022
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