Distinctive Opportunities

Our size, extensive resources, innovative teaching and interdisciplinary learning means you'll have personal attention and distinctive experiences.

The curriculum and paths for engagement outside the classroom encourage students to think creatively and approach issues from new perspectives. Our hands-on curriculum exposes students to all we have to offer and helps develop the skills you need to get the most out of your education.

Learning at W&L

Our students develop their capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility.

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Experiential Learning

We believe in the power of learning by doing. Our students are invited to expand their education and broaden their understanding through engaging, hands-on experiences. Here, learning comes in a variety of shapes and sizes limited only by students’ imaginations.

Undergraduate Research

As a W&L student, you can partner with a professor or undertake an independent research project, on-campus or further afield. Dive deep and develop the skills that will give you a taste of — and a head-start on — postgraduate life.

Responsible Leadership

Our interdisciplinary approach to academics includes the holistic development of students by weaving character development and personal and community responsibility into the college experience. Some ways W&L does is is through the Honor System, community engagement and intentional leadership opportunities.

Community Engagement

W&L students are actively engaged in their communities. From tutoring to interpreting at the hospital, from building houses with Habitat for Humanity to helping at the domestic violence shelter. The commitment to service extends into the classroom as well, through a number of service-learning courses in which community service is integrated with instruction and reflection.

Global Education

We educate students to be participants in a global and diverse society by engaging students through coursework, speaker series and cultural programs, and a vibrant and extensive study abroad program.