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.
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.