Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Together as a community, serving the greater good

Washington University in St. Louis offers a supportive, intellectually rigorous environment where students from all identities and backgrounds thrive. On campus and across the world, you’ll find talented, inspiring WashU students and faculty developing big ideas and pushing the boundaries for what it means to learn. 

Life at WashU
Your first WashU home will be located on the South 40—a vibrant residential campus community, complete with great food, fitness facilities, study areas, and student-run businesses. Outside of our residential and academic communities, we encourage students to join one of WashU’s 480+ clubs and organizations, travel and learn through study abroad programs, and participate in cutting-edge research alongside professors who are leaders in their fields.  

Our city of St. Louis
Don’t forget about the city beyond our campus: St. Louis. The city offers the ideal balance of small-town feel and big-city opportunities. You'll have endless options when it comes to dining, entertainment, sports, cultural attractions, shopping, and more—not to mention internships at top nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. 

Admission to Washington University is both selective and competitive. Our Admissions Committee receives applications from a large number of qualified and talented students each year, reviewing every applicant individually and holistically. WashU accepts both the Common Application and the Coalition Application. Visit wustl.edu/admissions for application instructions. 

Financial aid
WashU works individually with the families of our students to ensure cost doesn’t stand in the way of a WashU education—which is why we’re committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for admitted students. We’re also committed to helping talented students who show exceptional academic performance and outstanding promise. Our merit-based academic scholarships offer financial aid based primarily on academic achievement. All students are automatically considered for these divisional scholarships based on the supplemental WashU essay. If you wish to be considered for one for our Signature Scholar Programs—Danforth, Ervin, or Rodriguez—you must submit separate applications. Visit financialaid.wustl.edu for more information. 



Ranked #2 among the “Best College Campuses in America” | Niche


Ranked #2 for “Best College Dorms” | The Princeton Review


Ranked #4 for “Great Financial Aid” | The Princeton Review


Ranked #15 among the “Best Colleges in America” | Niche

WashU At A Glance

Washington University’s undergraduate program is made up of four schools that span a variety of academic fields: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Olin Business School, McKelvey School of Engineering, and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Throughout these schools, we offer more than 90 areas of study and 1,500 courses, allowing students the flexibility to explore multiple interests and passions. 

Quick Facts
• 7,139 undergraduate students
• 6,735 graduate students
• All 50 states and over 100 countries represented in student body
• 7:1 student-faculty ratio
• SAT middle 50% scores: 1480–1560
• ACT middle 50% scores: 33–35
• $790.6 million in total University research support 

Undergraduate Ethnic Breakdown
• Asian American: 16%
• Black or African American: 10%
• Hispanic/Latino: 10%
• International: 8%
• Native American: ~1%
• White: 49%
• Multiracial or unspecified: 7%

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “WashU has a wide selection of academic options, offers a true liberal arts experience, is well-known, and offers so many opportunities for its students. It wants us to succeed on a personal and career level.”

    • Bennett ’23
  • “When I walked on campus, everyone was extremely inviting. They seemed to genuinely want to know more about who I was and where I came from. I also saw how much I could grow from the community.”

    • Lexi ’20
  • “I would say the three main reasons I chose WashU were the rankings, the people, and the resources.”

    • B’Elanna ’22
  • “I chose WashU because it’s a school with a lot of opportunities, a great student population, a beautiful campus, great food, challenging and impressive academics, and a lot of resources.”

    • Riyad ’23