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Washington University in St Louis Overview

Washington University in St Louis is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. WUSTL is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Washington University in St Louis Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$59,875 Avg Cost After Aid
13% Acceptance Rate
  • WUSTL has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.
  • Students at WUSTL have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at WUSTL is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from WUSTL makes roughly $90,646 a year. This is 122% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average WUSTL student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Washington University in St Louis?


Contact details for WUSTL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-935-5000

How Do I Get Into WUSTL?

You can apply to WUSTL online at:

Admission Requirements for WUSTL

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into WUSTL?

13% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at WUSTL is 13%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 14%, and the acceptance rate for women is 13%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% of students accepted to WUSTL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 730 and 770. Math scores were between 760 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Washington University in St Louis  ( 730 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Washington University in St Louis  ( 760 to 800 )
WUSTL received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Washington University in St Louis  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Washington University in St Louis  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Washington University in St Louis  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Washington University in St Louis?

$59,875 Net Price
15% Take Out Loans
0.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WUSTL is $59,875. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WUSTL, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $7,887 a year. That adds up to $31,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WUSTL is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Washington University in St Louis Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,348 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,034 undergraduate students at WUSTL, with 7,348 being full-time and 686 being part-time.


There are also 8,939 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,348 full-time undergraduates at WUSTL, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washington University in St Louis students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,446
Black or African American 591
Hispanic or Latino 823
White 3,358
International Students 525
Other Races/Ethnicities 605

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Washington University in St Louis. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 94 countries are represented at WUSTL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Washington University in St Louis

775 Took All Classes Online
3,319 Took At Least One Class Online
112.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,319 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WUSTL has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of WUSTL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washington University in St Louis was 112.5%. This is the #390 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WUSTL regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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