Washington University in St Louis: Ranking & Review

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St. Louis
United States
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

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

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

Washington University in St Louis Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
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 Services29356012865
Legal Professions and Studies221258479
Health Professions and Related Programs77193253460
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2054094339
Social Sciences41754434257
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1001376243
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2017208
Architecture and Related Services5498152
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1511114131
Visual and Performing Arts87332122
Physical Sciences671041118
Mathematics and Statistics58414103
English Language and Literature & Letters24221772
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2617952
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies41647
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3737
Natural Resources and Conservation12122
Philosophy and Religious Studies161118
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities33
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 population318,000

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