Washington University in St Louis.

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU, or WUSTL) is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus (Danforth) mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri. It also has a West Campus in Clayton, North Campus in the West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, and Medical Campus in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.Founded in 1853 and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Washington University is composed of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976. Washington University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".As of 2020, 25 Nobel laureates in economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics have been affiliated with Washington University, ten having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. In 2019, Clarivate Analytics ranked Washington University 7th in the world for most cited researchers. The university also received the 4th highest amount of NIH medical research grants among medical schools in 2019. The undergraduate program is ranked 16th in the nation and 31st in the world according to the 2021 US News & World Reports rankings.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 7,253 students
  • 2.13 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.wustl.edu

Notable programs at Washington University in St Louis

Natural Resource Management
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,863 students out of 30,463 applicants were accepted into Washington University in St Louis. They had an average SAT score of 1508. 22% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 81% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Washington University in St Louis was $51,533. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $71,975.

Financial aid available at Washington University in St Louis

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

48% of undergraduate students at Washington University in St Louis received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Washington University in St Louis

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washington University in St Louis was of $16,006 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $992.

Diversity at Washington University in St Louis

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017