Washington University in St Louis is a four-year, private, independent, and co-educational university located in suburban St Louis, Missouri. 

The University is composed of five undergraduate schools – Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering.

Graduate degrees are offered in each area, and there are professional schools of Social Work, Law, and Medicine. Over 90 undergraduate majors are offered.

Washington University’s 169-acre campus in suburban St Louis (six miles from downtown St Louis) is home to 7,259 undergraduate students. These students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and approximately 55 foreign countries.


Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 17%
  • Average ACT range: 32-34
  • Average SAT range: 2120-2340
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://wustl.edu/academics/departments-programs.html


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $61,960


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Golf; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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