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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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
10%
Out of State Students
83%
0
100
17%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1469
0
1600

Key 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
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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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
90%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,873
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$48,950
Out-of-State Tuition
$48,950
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,638
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
380
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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 is an incredible school that fosters individual scholastic as well as personal growth. The student body and faculty are diverse an open-minded. Also, the location is ideal due to its proximity to the business opportunities in downtown St. Louis as well as the medical opportunities in Barnes Jewish and the Wash U Medical School.
Nelson from Homewood, IL
Wash U, as it is called, offers students unique opportunities that, I believe, no other college can. It truly has an international, or a global, community: you get to interact with some of the best minds from across the nation, as well as outside of the U.S. (some international students on my freshman year floor were from Paraguay, China, and Japan). Lastly, Wash U is known to its students as the U.S.'s best-kept secret, for Wash U is certainly on or near the level of Ivy League Colleges and well-known universities--such as Duke, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame--but is far less well-known, making it a hot-spot for the diverse and creative minds who are more interested in the process of learning itself than on the perks and superficial bonuses that may come with attending a more well-known university.
Lindsay from Plymouth, MN

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