Washington and Lee University Visit Report by cubanmom

Visit to Washington and Lee University in October 2007 by cubanmom
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since September 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - My son thouroughly enjoyed his interview! The admissions officer was very engaging and seemed to care about my son as a person. The gentleman was charming. I came in last 15 min & enjoyed him also

Campus Tour: Yes - Student led and very informative. You got a bit of history, tradition, educational, and social info. Tour guides obviously love the school.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The speaking tradition continues! Students went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We asked one where a hall was and he walked us there and gave us a tour, introduced us to profs,incredible!



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The staff was friendly. Everyone invited you to come back and visit their area.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Quintessential college campus. Not too large, not too small. Historic buildings, newer buildings that blended in perfectly. Beautiful Lawns, mature trees.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Nothing askew even though it was homecoming weekend and hundreds of people all over the place!



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Single dormitories for freshmen if you want, yet doors are always open so no isolation. Incredible frat and sorority houses.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Traveler bus transports students throughout town, provides pickup if you feel you can't make it back to campus. Blue Light call system. SwipeCards.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
This campus is what I have in my mind of what a college should look like. Ivy covered walls, brick buildings, expansive lawns.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Beautiful, well kept historic town. for the outdoorsman, hiking, fishing, kayaking, climbing, within minutes.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The town caters to W&L. Nice boutiques, restaurants, movie theater, art galleries etc.. Very historic looking, yet on the edges are the nicer grocery stores, drugstores etc...

Campus Visit Notes for Washington and Lee University


Visit Description:

I have fallen in love with W&L! It makes me want to be young again! The proffessors are engaging, the people are friendly, the academics top-notch. The Greek scene alive and well! This is for the serious student. They seem to party hard but they work hard also. I can understand why the alumni is so generous with their endowments. I would want to see this school continue on with it's wonderful education and traditions. This is my son's first choice. I cannot say enough good things about it!

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Hampton Inn which is in town. You can walk to the campus.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

We ate at the Southern Inn. It was very good.