15%

Acceptance Rate

$44,044

Avg.Financial Aid

002520

FAFSA Code

About Washington University in St. Louis

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

15,852

Website

www.wustl.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU)  is a private research university in Greater St. Louis which was founded in 1853, and was named after George Washington. This university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Washington University has seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields and utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Students studying in Wash U will acquire the confidence and skills to succeed as a professional and as a person, ready to change the world.

Washington University in St. Louis’ vision and mission are to discover and disseminate knowledge, and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. The aim of this university is to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous.

There is a private university in St. Louis, MO called Washington University in St Louis. Washington University in St Louis occupies a total area of about 5 acres. Washington University in St Louis was founded in the year 1853. The motto of the Washington University in St Louis is Per veritatem vis (Latin) and its official colors are red and green. The total enrolment stands at 15,045 students at Washington University in St Louis. Around 7,822 and 8,369 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has an academic staff of 3,819 (2018) who teach various courses to the students. Washington University in St Louis is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At WUSL around 49% are white, 16% are Asian, and 10% are Black or African American. Further, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. In its 167 years of existence, WUSL has produced several known personalities like Tennessee Williams (Screenwriter, Writer), Dwight F. Davis (Tennis player, Basketball player), Pooja Kumar (Television Show Host, Television producer), and John Henry Kinealy (Inventor, Mechanical engineer). Washington University in St Louis's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division III – UAA. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, WUSL offers around 594 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design). Washington University in St Louis has around $7 billion (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

One Brookings Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3149355000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Washington University in St Louis at the 31st position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

15%

SAT Range

1470 - 1570

ACT Range

32 - 35

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to WUSL is difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. To kickstart the admission process at WUSL, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $75. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1480-1560 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 33 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Washington University in St Louis is 34. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130-4899, or call (314) 935-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,931

Average Annual Cost

$52,400

Books And Supplies

$1,010

Other Fees

$999

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,440

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,512

Total One Year Cost

$74,361

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to WUSL are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $76,910. The average annual tuition cost ($55,292), books and supplies ($1,126), room and boarding ($16,900), and budget for other expenses ($3,592) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

7:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

97%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

43%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$38,329

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Finance and Financial Management Se...

191 Graduates

Computer Science

132 Graduates

Psychology, General

131 Graduates

Marketing

122 Graduates

Biology, General

114 Graduates

Mathematics

98 Graduates

Anthropology

95 Graduates

Economics

74 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

73 Graduates

Systems Engineering

66 Graduates

Cognitive Science

63 Graduates

International/Global Studies

61 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

55 Graduates

Chemistry

54 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

50 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

50 Graduates

Political Science and Government

50 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

46 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

45 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

43 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

43 Graduates

History

40 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

39 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

39 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

38 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

36 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

34 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

34 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

32 Graduates

Area Studies

31 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

28 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

25 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

18 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

18 Graduates

Architecture

16 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

15 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

14 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

14 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

13 Graduates

Philosophy

13 Graduates

Computer Engineering

12 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

12 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

11 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

11 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

9 Graduates

Education, General

8 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

7 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

7 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

4 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

4 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

3 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

2 Graduates

Behavioral Sciences

1 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

1 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

1 Graduates

Journalism

1 Graduates

Psychology, Other

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

1 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

Somatic Bodywork and Related Therap...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

7,751

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

10%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

51% White

2% Unknown

9% Black

9% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

16% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

81%

Out Of State

11%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,299 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

77%

Averege Housing Cost

$11,310/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,130/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,130/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bears

School Colors

red and green

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

University Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

311

Total Female Athletes

202

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

59

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $16,900 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at WUSL costs around $5,130 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 46% male and 54% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$56,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$70,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$9,584

$19,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$99 - 197

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$44,044

Students Receiving Federal Grants

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,031

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,160

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$42,801

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$66,251

$30K - $48K

$65,781

$48K - $75K

$59,886

$75K - $110K

$48,169

> $110K

$27,610

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$124,433,008

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,109,623

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at WUSL to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Washington University in St Louis is around $45,995 and the federal grant is $7,215. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,162 and institutional aid worth $45,995. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at WUSL based on students' financial needs add up to $124,433,008 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $2,109,623.

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