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.