Washington University in St. Louis

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Campus Box 1089, 1 Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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Phone: (314) 935-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
$44,841
tuition and fees
Students
7,259
enrolled
48%
male /
52%
female
Admissions
Jan. 15
application deadline
17.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. National Universities

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Summary

Washington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,259, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington University in St. Louis's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14. Its tuition and fees are $44,841 (2013-14).

Washington University in St. Louis is located in a city that offers professional sports in football, baseball and hockey in addition to a wide range of options for dining and entertainment. The Wash U Bears are members of the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association. Freshmen are required to live on campus in one of the residence houses. After freshman year, students can choose to live in suite-style housing, on-campus apartments, fraternity houses or off-campus apartments and homes. Approximately 25 percent of students are affiliated with Greek life at Wash U.

Wash U is divided four schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students and four graduate schools. Among Wash U’s graduate programs are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the highly ranked Olin Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science and a graduate program in education. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Wash U’s campus houses one of the most distinguished university collections in the country, including works from Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Actor Peter Sarsgaard graduated from Wash U, as did former FBI Director William H. Webster. Wash U’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Washington University in St. Louis is a research university that offers a unique environment for undergraduate students to learn and grow. Unparalleled curriculum flexibility and learning opportunities in a friendly and supportive community inspire undergraduates to explore their interests and develop new ones. Working with their advisors, undergraduates may choose a traditional single major, as many do. Others combine majors with minors, second majors, and pre-professional programs -- all within their four-year undergraduate experience. We encourage our students to participate in internships, study abroad programs, research and scholarship, and over 300 clubs and organizations, rounding out Washington University's commitment to help each student identify and pursue his or her passion. Our students pursue their passions every day. Visit campus and ask them about their experiences.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1853
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $5,303,196,000

Applying

When applying to Washington University in St. Louis, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Washington University in St. Louis is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 17.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 17.9%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Washington University in St. Louis is 8:1, and the school has 66 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Washington University in St. Louis include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 88%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 16%
Engineering 14%
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 12%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%

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Student Life

Washington University in St. Louis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,259, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. At this school, 79 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 21 percent of students live off campus. Washington University in St. Louis is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,952
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Washington University in St. Louis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Washington University in St. Louis also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Washington University in St. Louis, 16 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students who have cars on campus 16%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Washington University in St. Louis, 39.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $31,295.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $44,841 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,977 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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