Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 15,047
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,976 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Washington University in St Louis is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 29,197 applications and only 4,827 students were granted admission. Washington University in St Louis is at the #15 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 72% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 37% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1400 to 1570
ACT32 to 34

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Washington University in St Louis's tuition was $48,950 for all students regardless of residency (82.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 53% of Washington University in St Louis's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 11% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,163 (which is 5.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Washington University in St Louis in 2016-2017, was 351, which is 20% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,513 (which is 6.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Washington University in St Louis has enrolled a total of 15,047 students (12,959 students full-time and 2,088 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 15,047 students, 117 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 7,555 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,492 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 264 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Non-resident alien: 19%

Asian: 13%

Black/African American: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Washington University in St Louis.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 22% 1,290 1
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 19% 1,148
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 482
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 458
Engineering 5% 309
Social Sciences 5% 303
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 225
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 185
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 134
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 117

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Washington University in St Louis full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Washington University in St Louis graduates 6 years after enrollment is $53,800. Last year, out of the total 1,084 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,008 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,499 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,364 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $53,800 $66,300
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 1,084 1,499

Campus Location

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