About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is coeducational, private liberal arts, four-year University located in Lexington, Virginia, United States. The university was founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy. In addition, George Washington saved Liberty Hall Academy by providing the school its first major endowment: $ 20,000 worth of James River Canal stock. After that, the university was named Washington College.
The reason the university’s name was changed to Washington and Lee because of Robert E.Lee’s impact on campus and George Washington. During Robert E.Lee’s presidency (1865-1870), the violations occurred like lying, cheating and stealing. Recently, it has enrolled approximately 1,790 undergraduate students and also 403 graduate students. The current president of the university is Kenneth Patrick Ruscio.