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

Located in the heart of St. Louis, Washington University has a reputation as a premier university that enables students like you to create your own real-world success. At WashU, we know discovery starts with big aspirations and progress comes from passionate persistence. Together with our peers, professors, and alumni, we set out to change the world. We love a good challenge—one that pushes us outside our comfort zones and allows us all to shine in our own unique way.

WashU offers a supportive, intellectually rigorous environment where students of all identities and backgrounds thrive. Whether you're exploring outside the classroom, participating in one of our 480+ student-led clubs and organizations, conducting hands-on research with our world-renowned faculty, or landing an internship that propels you down your eventual career path—we're here to support you.

Scholarships and financial aid
WashU is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. We offer grants, not loans, for students with parental incomes of less than $75,000 annually. We’ve also launched two start-up grants that offset costs associated with a new computer, books, clothes, and housing supplies.  

QuestBridge Scholars Program
WashU believes all students should have access to higher education regardless of their financial background, which is why we’ve partnered with QuestBridge, a leading nonprofit that connects high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to the nation’s best colleges. 

Center for Diversity & Inclusion
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion supports and advocates for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from underrepresented and/or marginalized populations; creates collaborative partnerships with campus and community partners; and promotes dialogue and social change among all students. 

Office for Student Success
The Office for Student Success assists students with their transition to and throughout their college journey. Through creating experiential equity, harnessing cultural wealth, utilizing high-impact educational practices, and building a framework for student success, the office supports students on both academic and non-academic fronts to impact and inform each other. 



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 as a whole consistently earns a top 20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal. It’s comprised of four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Olin Business School, McKelvey School of Engineering, and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. More than 90 areas of study and 1,500 courses allow 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