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Washington University in St. Louis

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

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

    Not applicable

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


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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


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


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






One Brookings Drive


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.


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


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


  • SAT Range

    1470 - 1570



  • ACT Range

    32 - 35

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


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.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


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


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


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.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


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


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


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular 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

  • 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


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


Full-time / Part-time

92% / 8%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



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


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

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


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


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

red and green

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

University Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


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

$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.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


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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