Washington and Lee University Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


I wish I at least had an idea of how amazing this school would be. I was not prepared to be completely blown away by every aspect of the school.


How huge the greek scene is. To get the full "college experience" at Washington and Lee, one HAS to join a frat or srat.


I wish I had been prepared for the reality of Greek life. While it is mostly fun, it can be overwhelming. In addition, your sisters/brothers can be very judgemental. In addition, if you aren't a heavy partier be prepared. You may feel left out at first, but there are plenty of people who feel the same as you. You just have to find them.


More about the fraternity system, especially the rush process.


There is a strong elitist attitude within the student body, and the social scene is stratified. You can find your niche but it takes a lot of time and effort.