Washington and Lee University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Washington and Lee University

We calculated a Salary Score for each of Washington and Lee University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Washington and Lee University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Score ™ for W&L Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 99 100% 100% $20,220 $68,860 99
Biology, General 18 100% 100% Not Reported $24,040 18
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97 98% 98% $23,310 $58,940 97
Economics 92 93% 93% $17,500 $64,990 92
English Language and Literature, General 88 92% 92% Not Reported $36,130 88
History 87 87% 87% Not Reported $38,290 87
Journalism 100 100% 100% Not Reported $50,110 100
Political Science and Government 97 100% 100% $18,640 $47,930 97
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 100 85% 85% Not Reported $57,320 100

Salary Score ™ for W&L Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 46 98% 98% $97,100 $66,010 46

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Most Recent Reviews

Anonymous 10/5/2015

W&L is an excellent liberal arts school located in a beautiful small town in rural Virginia. The professors are brilliant and accessible. Class sizes are small and personal. The campus culture is warm and full of generations of tradition.

Matt K 9/1/2015

Washington and Lee University, the 9th oldest school in the nation, is a historic, rigorous, and fulfilling college in the South. General Robert E. Lee served as president of W&L after the Civil War and instilled a sense of honor at W&L. We operate with a simple principle that members of the community will never lie, cheat, or steal, and an independent student body fully administers this honor system with no administrator involvement. This unique culture provides a one of a kind college experience where students... Read More