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

Admission Requirements

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.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 1,776 enrollees 1286 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 33 35
Math 30 35
Composite 32 34

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 1,776 enrollees 662 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 690 770
Math 710 800
Combined (Math + Reading) 1400 1570

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Washington University in St Louis uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Washington University in St Louis, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 13,760 15,437 29,197
Admitted students 2,361 2,466 4,827
Enrolled students 839 937 1,776
Acceptance rate 17.2% 16% 16.5% 64%
Yield 35.5% 38% 36.8% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Washington University in St Louis.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Not Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 2

  • Regular application

January 15

  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

March 15

  • Transfer application (regular)

April 1

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early decision application

December 15

  • Early decision applicants will be notified

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Nearby Colleges

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0.5 mile away
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