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Tuition

$45,781

$45,781

not including room and board

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Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,876
Declined + 21,389
Total Received 27,265
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  7

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering
  3. Anthropology
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School Facts

Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, is a private, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Art, College of Architecture, Olin Business School, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Its 169-acre main campus is located in St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 13,952
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6929
ACT 2386

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

7,259

undergraduate students

6,693

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
75%
600-699
24%
500-599
1%
700-800
86%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
700-800
73%
600-699
26%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%
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St. Louis, MO

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Fun Facts

  • Washington University in St. Louis' campus buildings are adorned by fearsome, whimsical, Gargoyle-esque sculptures called "bosses" or "grotesques." These medieval-inspired shapes include mermaids, scholars, owls, scholarly owls, angels, demons, and even students drinking beer!

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St. Louis, MO

169-acre, suburban main campus and medical school campus in St. Louis (population: 318,069). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to medical school, nearby Metrolink station, and surrounding suburbs. Public transportation serves campus.

Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 25% of male students
 
7 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
75%
600-699
24%
500-599
1%
700-800
86%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
700-800
73%
600-699
26%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,876
Declined + 21,389
Total Received 27,265

Admissions Contact

Julie Shimabukuro
Director of Admissions
P: 800 638-0700
F: 314 935-4290
admissions@wustl.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,182,312
State $503,650
Institutional $71,389,446
Other external $3,285,265
Total $77,360,673

Non-need-based

Federal $239
State $340,000
Institutional $3,437,761
Other external $1,213,450
Total $4,991,450

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Bears
School colors
red and green
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African/African-American Studies
American Culture Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Arabic
Archaeology
Architectural Technology
Architecture
Architecture/Urban Design
Art History
Arts
Audiology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Studies
Clinical Investigation
Communications/Journalism
Comparative Arts
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Control Engineering
Dance
Deaf Education
Design/Visual Communications
Digital Imaging/Photography
Drama
Earth/Planetary Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Education
Education/Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering/Policy
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Biology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fashion Design
Film/Media Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts/Writing
French
Genetic Epidemiology
German
Health Administration
Health Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Humanities
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Management
International Business
International/Area Studies
Italian
Japanese
Japanese Language/Literature
Jewish/Islamic/Near Eastern Studies
Juridical Studies
Landscape Architecture
Law
Law/Taxation
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Literature/History
Managerial Economics/Strategy
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical/Health Management/Clinical Assistant/Specialist
Modern Hebrew
Music
Neuroscience
Occupational Therapy
Operations/Supply Chain Management
Organization/Human Resources
Organizational Behavior Studies
Painting
Philosophy
Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Printmaking/Drawing
Psychiatric Epidemiology
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Robotics
Romance Languages/Literatures/Linguistics
Russian Studies
Science
Sculpture
Silicon Technology
Social Thought/Analysis
Social Work
Spanish
Speech/Hearing
Structural Engineering
Systems Science/Engineering
Systems Science/Mathematics
Teaching
Urban Design
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual Communications
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

52%

7,259
students

Female
52%
3,748

Male
48%
3,511

Graduate

48%

6,693
students

Female
51%
3,445

Male
49%
3,248

undergraduateFull-time

88%

6,455
students

Female
51%
3,232

Male
49%
3,223

undergraduatePart-time

12%

804
students

Female
65%
516

Male
35%
288

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Scott Crawford
Senior Assistant, Director of Admissions
314 935-6000
admissions@wustl.edu

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