Washington and Lee University Visit Report by kmdaia
Admissions Interview: Yes - Not a formal interview but casual meeting with delightful Admissions officer.
Information Session: Yes - Outstanding. See comments in description of campus visit.
Campus Tour: Yes - Good. Only drawback -- very little access to the interior of buildings; only student commons and cafeteria. No dorm visit.
Classroom Visit: Yes - My son loved the 2 classes he visited -- Buddhism & Politics. Interestsing and engaged profs and students.
Campus Visit Notes for Washington and Lee University
A former college recruiter friend told me to expect to be wow-ed and I was! I am not easily impressed, being skeptical by nature and having seen many college campuses prior to this one, and I anticipated a letdown from all the hype before my visit. Thought my son would have the same reaction; nice visit but . . . let's move on. Boy, were we surprised!!! This is not the college for every student; very old school, very small, and very tradition laden, but if that appeals to you, W&L is definitely worth the visit. We loved it.
The info session was one of the best we've had in a dozen college visits. The presenter, a recent grad and admissions staff member, did a fabulous job of conveying the essence of the school and was truly enthusiastic about his alma mater. I appreciate that he gave us insight into the atmosphere of the campus rather than just reciting facts and figures from the brochures.
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We drove in from Norther VA/D.C. that morning. Other than a very early departure (5am), an easy and do-able day trip thanks to minimal traffic and good roads.