Washington University in St. Louis Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Washington University St. Louis
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Washington University Admissions Overview:

Washington University in St. Louis is a highly selective school, admitting only 17 percent of applicants in 2016. Those interested in applying to Washington University will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. If you have any questions or problems with the admissions process, feel free to contact the admissions office for more information.  

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Admissions Data (2016):

Washington University Description:

Washington University in St. Louis is one of the most selective and highly-ranked universities in the Midwest. Indeed, for both the quality of its programs and the strength of its students, Washington University is comparable to many of the East Coast Ivy League universities (with, Wash U would argue, a bit more Midwest friendliness). Washington University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for strong liberal arts and sciences, and it is a member of the American Association of Universities for its strong research programs. Academics are supported by an impressive 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Every undergraduate at Washington University belongs to a residential college, creating a small-college atmosphere within this mid-sized university.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,047 (7,555 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 92 percent Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,770
  • Books: $980
  • Room and Board: $15,596
  • Other Expenses: $3,408
  • Total Cost: $69,754

Washington University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 53 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45 percent
    • Loans: 21 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,927
    • Loans: $6,586

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 94 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Washington University and the Common Application

Washington University in St. Louis uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: