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Washington University in St Louis

Also known as "Washington University"

One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO

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  • Phone: (800) 638-0700

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  • Phone: (888) 547-6670

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Washington University in St Louis provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Saint Louis, Missouri and operated as a private institution. Washington University has a yearly student enrollment of around 14,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Social Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Very common test scores among applicants admitted to this school are in the range of 32 - 34 for the ACT exam, or 1400 - 1540 for the SAT exam. Only 17 percent of applicants are accepted to the school due to the high volume of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spaces available.

Tuition is approximately $46,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to determine cost. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $9,700 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

Washington University in St Louis offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to see more about this school can take a look at their website at http://www.wustl.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Washington University in St Louis accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Washington University in St Louis.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English32 - 35
ACT ® Math32 - 35
ACT ® Composite Score32 - 34

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Washington University

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into Washington University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions4,763 (17%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,488 (31%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Washington University in St Louis is around 14,000 students. The student body is made up of 52% undergraduate students and 48% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $43,000-$51,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,800-$2,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Washington University contains multiple schools that oversee specific programs and their respective curriculums. These schools may also have differing admissions procedures and tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Medical School (Tuition: $52,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $47,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid56%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships48%$24,060
Receiving Student Loans24%$5,947

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Washington University in St Louis may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 93%, Washington University in St Louis is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years86%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • United States Law, Legal Studies, Jurisprudence (M)
  • Tax Law, Taxation (M)
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (M)
  • Advanced Legal Research (D, M)

Public Administration and Social Services


Health and Clinical Professions

Social Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology (B, M)
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (B)
  • Neuroscience (B, D)
  • Biomedical Science (M)
  • Molecular Biology (D)
  • Immunology (D)
  • Epidemiology (M)
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (D)
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology (D)
  • Molecular Biophysics (D)
  • Human Genetics (D)
  • Molecular Genetics (D)
  • Botany (D)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology (D)
  • Bioinformatics (D)
  • Biochemistry (D)
  • Environmental Biology (B)
  • Biomathematics and Bioinformatics
  • Ecology



Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (A, B, D)
  • Ancient Civilization Studies (B)
  • Global Studies
  • Behavioral Science


English Language and Literature

  • General Literature (B, D, M)
  • Writing, General (C, M)
  • English (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Science (B, D, M)
  • Computer Information Technology Services Administration and Management (B, M)
  • Information Science Studies (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Area Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • United States Studies (C, M)
  • East Asian Studies (B, M)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (C)
  • European Civilization Studies (B)
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies (B, M)

Visual and Performing Arts

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, M)
  • Comparative Literature (B, D, M)
  • Chinese Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Linguistics (B)
  • Arabic Language and Literature (B)
  • Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (B)
  • Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication (C)

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