Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$57,386

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
86%
600-699
14%
700-800
96%
600-699
4%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,522
Declined 21,904
Total Received 25,426
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Private

7,822

undergraduate students

8,369

graduate students

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169-acre, suburban campus in St. Louis (population: 302,838). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to medical school, nearby Metrolink station, and surrounding suburbs. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: St. Louis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lambert-St. Louis International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Kitchen
  • KWUR - Campus Radio Station
  • Culinary Arts Society
  • Association of Latin American Students
  • Catholic Student Union

Top Events

  • Thurtene Carnival
  • WILD (concert festival)
  • Black Anthology and Diwali

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Noonlight safety app for reporting emergencies

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
84%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
86%
600-699
14%
700-800
96%
600-699
4%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 2
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.17

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,522
Declined 21,904
Total Received 25,426

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Important

first generation

Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, Brazilian jujitsu, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, power lifting, rock climbing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, Brazilian jujitsu, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, power lifting, rock climbing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Literature (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Archeology
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Architecture
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Biophysics
Biopsychology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Experimental Psychology
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Literature
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
Geochemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hebrew Language and Literature
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Illustration
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Economics
International Finance
International Relations and Affairs
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Anthropology
Microbiology, General
Modern Languages
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Natural Sciences
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Philosophy, Other
Photography
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Science, Technology and Society
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Sustainability Studies
Systems Engineering
Systems Science and Theory
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Urban Studies/Affairs
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

16,191

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

48%

7,822
students

Female
54%
4,186

Male
46%
3,636

52%

8,369
students

Female
53%
4,465

Male
47%
3,904

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,139
students

Female
53%
3,724

Male
47%
3,415

9%

683
students

Female
68%
462

Male
32%
221

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 89%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

83

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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

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