Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia, United States. The classical school from which Washington and Lee descended was established in 1749 as Augusta Academy, about 20 miles north of its present location. In 1776 it was renamed Liberty Hall in a burst of revolutionary fervor. The academy moved to Lexington in 1780, when it was chartered as Liberty Hall Academy, and built its first facility near town in 1782. In 1796, George Washington endowed the academy with the largest gift ever given to an educational institution at that time: $20,000...
|Location:|| Lexington city, Virginia
|School type:||Private school, Private university|
|Colors:||White, Royal Blue|
|School newspaper:||Ring Tum Phi, The Trident|