Washington and Lee University Visit Report by Father of the Boarder

Visit to Washington and Lee University in September 2006 by Father of the Boarder
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2006)
(Member since October 28 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - They also called on me. But, unique personal experiences made the visit unique.

Information Session: No - I think most information came from tour and interviewer.

Campus Tour: Yes - Walked all around the campus. It is nice. People were nice.

Classroom Visit: Yes - D saw class.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There is a honor code which has little tolerance. In turn, people are more open and friendly.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Southern hospitality.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
School on the hill with southern colonial architecture. Very impressive.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Clean. And airy.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Not top of the country. But, better than the majority.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
School onthe hill. Town small and safe. And, VMI has ominous presence only a feww hundred yards away.



Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Liked it a lot. Little more Lee than Washington. Cotillion and southern tradition shows.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Cute. Not a Harvard Square, but cute.



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I liked the feel to the small town. I liked the hills -- live n Florida.

Campus Visit Notes for Washington and Lee University


Visit Description:

They are very nice. I had to go as my wife had accident and was sent to hospital Monday before Thursday departure for "college trip" with daughter (nonrefundable). Then, on day we arrived, wife whisked to unscheduled surgery -- first of four. My mind was far from Virginia. And, apparently my daughter mentioned this and they reacted to this situation as well as anyone could. Very professional and courteous.

We had to park at the base of the hill. Good aerobics to walk up the hill for admissions office. Had to walk back and forth a few times as cell only worked at base and I called doctors and friends for results of surgery.

I love Virginia's natural bueaty and this school exemplifies much of what I adore. I also fell in love with greenery of North Carolina. Two great states with great schools -- public and private.

Pre-law and writing people should focus on thsi place. Sciences are strong, but not as renowned.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

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Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

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

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