Washington University in St Louis: Ranking & Review

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St. Louis Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 47 66
Top 1%

Washington University in St Louis Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate16%16%16%
Enrolled undergraduates1,778821957
Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,3037,2768,027

527 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

359 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores394
Percent of students submitting SAT scores22%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,434
Percent of students submitting ACT scores81%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Washington University in St Louis Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $71,975 $71,975
Off-campus $71,975 $71,975
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $16,006 and other expenses per full academic year.

Washington University in St Louis provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 7,094 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $50,650 $50,650
Fees for full-time undergraduates $883 $883
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $2,110 $2,110
Tuition for Full-time graduates $50,650 $50,650
Fees for full-time graduates $375 $375
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $2,110 $2,110

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 293 560 12 865
Engineering 283 283 40 606
Legal Professions and Studies 221 258 479
Health Professions and Related Programs 7 7 193 253 460
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 205 40 94 339
Social Sciences 4 175 44 34 257
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 100 137 6 243
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 201 7 208
Architecture and Related Services 54 98 152
Psychology 3 104 13 16 136
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 15 111 1 4 131
Visual and Performing Arts 87 33 2 122
Physical Sciences 67 10 41 118
Mathematics and Statistics 58 41 4 103
English Language and Literature & Letters 2 42 21 7 72
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 26 17 9 52
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 41 6 47
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 37 37
History 27 1 2 30
Natural Resources and Conservation 1 21 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 1 1 18
Education 6 8 1 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 3
Grand Total321,7271,9697914,519

A total of 1,759 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Washington University in St Louis.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,760 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate94%94%94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%
  • Part-time retention rate - 90%

General info

Alternative namesWashington U
Washington University, St. Louis
Wash. U.
Wash U
Washington, St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis
MottoPer veritatem vis
Strength through truth
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementWashington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world. Central to our mission are our goals, which are to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world. Through our goals, Washington University intends to judge itself by the most exacting standards; to attract people of great ability from diverse backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; to provide an exemplary, respectful, and responsive environment for living, teaching, learning, and working for present and future generations; and to focus on meaningful measurable results for all of our endeavors.
Colorsred, green
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff14,288
Instructional FTE1,778
Research FTE913
Public Service FTE1,147
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewustl.edu
AddressOne Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri, 63130-4899
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000

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