Washington and Lee University, also known as W&L, was established in 1749, and is a private college of liberal arts and is located in Lexington, Virginia. The campus of the University is spread across an area of more than 320 acres. The institution offers over 1,100 undergraduate courses. W&L provides major degrees in more than 40 areas of study. Opportunities of studying abroad through several international internships are also offered. The university is divided into the following academic divisions:
W&L's athletics department fields more than 20 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are nicknamed as the Generals. They participate in sports including basketball, baseball, field hockey, golf, and cross country.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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