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Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, USA
4.67 Average Rating

Founded in 1853 and named for George Washington, Washington University in St. Louis is a 4-year private research university. WashU encompasses seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 areas of study. For artistically-inclined students, the WashU campus features five art museums and galleries as well as the Edison Theatre. Once every year, Washington University hosts the ThurtenE Carnival, the country’s oldest and largest student-run carnival dedicated to bringing together the university and greater St. Louis communities. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
17%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 2, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
10%
Out-Of-State Students
83%
72%
Submitting ACT
37%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1469
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,303
Total Number of Undergrads
7,675
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
64%
20-39 Students
17%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,873
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$48,950
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$48,950
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,596
Books and Supplies
$980

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,638
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,920
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,927

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
21%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,586
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,900
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$206
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
380
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
74%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Washington University Bears
School Colors
Red/Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
University Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Louis
New York
Chicago
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$66,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.67 Average Rating
Washington University in St. Louis is filled with intelligent students looking to challenge themselves. The campus is gorgeous and the food is phenomenal. There are also endless clubs, teams and organizations encouraging student involvement!
Katherine from New York, NY
Washington University, called WashU by most of the students, is an incredible academic institution that takes pride in its strong departments across the
board and heavy academic rigor, and a student body that values cooperation over competition. The social scene is very open, and WashU has several clubs
for sports like soccer and basketball, and more niche clubs like Model United Nations and an Anime and Manga club (both are pretty awesome). Student life
is among the best in the country with top ten rankings for both food and dorms, and the campus has beautiful Gothic architecture.
Avishek from India

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