WUSTL

Washington University in St. Louis

1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,927
  • Class Notes
    3,097
  • Textbook Notes
    263
  • Study Guides
    566
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,854
  • Previously Enrolled
    685

Overview of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)

About this school

Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, is a private, comprehensive institution. One of the distinguishing features of the university is the ability to study across disciplines and take advantage of the variety of courses offered by a major research university. Students can major in one subject and minor in another, earn an undergraduate degree with two majors, earn two undergraduate degrees from two different schools within the university or earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in the same discipline. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Architecture, Art, Business Administration, and Engineering and Applied Science. Many say that the supportive atmosphere is unique, that faculty and students are friendly in a way that reflects the university's midwestern location. The combination of this atmosphere with the excellent and flexible academic program is why students choose Washington University. Its 169-acre main campus is located in St. Louis.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,675
    • Men:3,542 Men (46.1%)
    • Women:4,133 Women (53.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (WUSTL)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Washington University in St. Louis is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
2
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 2
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Brookings Drive
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone
(314) 935-6000
Fax
(314) 935-4290
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 2
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for the College of Art and the College of Architecture recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 30,463 applicants were admitted
Women
16% of 16,046 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 14,417 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,879 (39%) of 4,863 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,003 (39%) of 2,553 admitted students enrolled
Men
876 (38%) of 2,310 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
764 average |750-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
92%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
85%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
33 average |32-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
94%
• Score 24 - 29
6%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WUSTL)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,399 (71.81%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,440 (22.11%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,010 (1.36%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,512 (4.72%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Washington University in St. Louis accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002520
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
906 (51.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
722 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
711 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
711 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,169
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 683 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,567
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 530 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,779
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 68 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
175 (9.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,182

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,204 (45.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,926 (91.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,891 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,891 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,638
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,833 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,745
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,989 (68.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,402
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 169 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
553 (7.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,305

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
29%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,592
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,304

Academics & Instruction (WUSTL)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


948

Part-Time Faculty


352

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


69%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,580,501
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Washington University in St. Louis provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


97.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


87.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


92.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.0%

Programs & Majors (WUSTL)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (171)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Literature (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Archeology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, social work, art, occupational therapy, physical therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Audiology, Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (61)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Dance
  • Database Systems
  • Economic Development
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Research
  • International Health
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Law
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Health--General
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Writing

Campus Life (WUSTL)

Location & Geography

Population


318,172

Nearest Metropolitan Area


St. Louis

Campus Size


169 acres

Weather


Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 85.2 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


74% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


26%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bear
School Colors
Red and green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, softball, squash, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Washington University in St. Louis offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


44% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,074

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,675
Women
4,133
Men
3,542

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 18.7% Asian
  • 8.4% Black/African-American
  • 9.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.6% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


6.9% from 50 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7,628

Student Resources (WUSTL)