Washington and Lee University: Off the Record - College Prowler

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Washington and Lee University Students Tell It Like It Is

Check out what Fortune said about W&L in June 1990. "When...schools' ability to graduate future CEOs is adjusted for class size, a few lesser-known institutions outshine the giants. Relatively speaking, tiny Washington & Lee of Lexington, Virginia, has launched more alumni toward the corner office than mighty Harvard." The survey showed W&L just behind Yale and Princeton in the adjusted rankings.

So Washington and Lee has a lot to offer in terms of academics and leadership training, but what is the W&L experience really like?

In terms of overall experience, one student remarked that:

"Absolutely, the Honor Code works. I have been affected hugely by it. I pledge everything I turn in because when I walk across the podium at graduation, I want to know that I earned that degree myself. I respect the Honor Code immensely in my opinion it's one of the school's biggest assets, if not the biggest."

Want the optimal dorm experience:

"Freshman housing is a little scary and rather plain, but once you get beyond the first year, housing improves significantly. Upperclass housing is in suite units, so it is like living in an apartment with 2 to 4 other people."

Interested in making an appearance:

"Fashion is excessively emphasized, but many people are getting sick of the strictures, and more unique dress styles are emerging."

We have the lowdown on every aspect of Washington and Lee that you are interested in. From how to avoid the Freshman 15 in the dining halls to the best places to party on the weekends to which sports events have the largest following, let us share our information with you. You don't have to settle for getting all your information from the University itself...find out what the students have to say about W&L!

Find out if Washington and Lee truly has something for you, straight from the students' mouths.

Visiting campus isn't enough. Read our Washington and Lee insider guide and discover what it feels like to be on campus for 4 years. Discover if Washington and Lee University is Right For You!

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During the writing of College Prowler guidebooks, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university. We think it s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any campus that s why if any aspect of a particular school is terrible, we (unlike a campus brochure) intend to publish it. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist the cheerleader or the cynic we take pride in letting the students tell it like it is. We strive to create a book that s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our books cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.
College Prowler guidebooks are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, layout, and perform accuracy checks on every book that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each school receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction for each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.
Once a book is written, additional students serve as editors and check for accuracy even more extensively. Our bounce-back team a group of randomly selected students who have no involvement with the project are asked to read over the material in order to help ensure that the book accurately expresses every aspect of the university and its students. This same process is applied to the 200-plus schools College Prowler currently covers. Each book is the result of endless student contributions, hundreds of pages of research and writing, and countless hours of hard work. All of this has led to the creation of a student information network that stretches across the nation to every school that we cover. It s no easy accomplishment, but it s the reason that our guides are such a great resource.
When reading our books and looking at our grades, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each school are not uniform as a result, it is important to assess schools on a case-by-case basis. Because it s impossible to summarize an entire school with a single number or description, each book provides a dialogue, not a decision, that s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!


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