Washington and Lee University Visit Report by HighlandMom

Visit to Washington and Lee University in September 2008 by HighlandMom
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:

Information Session: Yes - Info session was done by a recent grad, now on admissions staff.

Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guide was knowledgeable, answered questions respectfully. He wore a tie and sport coat :)


Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
We found out afterwards about the speaking tradition - but we saw it firsthand. Amazing. EVERYBODY was friendly and spoke to us with a big smile.

Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everybody was helpful, friendly and kind.

Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Oh my W&L is one of the prettiest schools I've ever seen. Red brick buildings, Blue Ridge mountains. What more can I say? :)

Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
So much was available within walking distance - shops, restaurants, churches... you really wouldn't need a car on a day to day basis.

Campus Visit Notes for Washington and Lee University

Visit Description:

We spent the better part of a day here, doing the tour in the morning, followed by lunch and then the info session in the afternoon. We really got a good feel for the school. We visited the new fine arts building and the bookstore on our own. While in the bookstore we ran into the swim coach who told us about the dance floor in the sports facility so we visited there on our own. Everywhere we saw backpacks and computers lying on the floor - they really take their honor system seriously.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

We stayed in the Hampton Inn. Clean room, fine for one night.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Salernos - great pizza. Within walking distance of the campus.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

We flew to Richmond and rented a car, we visited several schools in VA.