Washington and Lee University





Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts university in Virginia. The university is a colonial-era college and the ninth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 1796, the university was renamed for  the first President of the United States, General George Washington. In 1865 former Confederate States Army General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee served as president of the college for five years until his death in 1870, when the college was thereafter renamed the “Washington and Lee University”.One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the American South, W&L is the second-oldest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Washington and Lee University is the alma mater of three United States Supreme Court Justices, a Nobel Prize laureate, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, and the Emmy Award, as well as 27 U.S. Senators, 67 U.S. Representatives and 31 state governors.

Washington and Lee University included GoEco in their Summer Research and Internships page.