Washington University in St. Louis is a private university located in St. Louis, Missouri. 

WashU offers 5 undergraduate divisions: Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business, Art, and Architecture.

Our 7500 undergraduate students come from all over the US and the world; approximately 9% of the student body are international citizens. With our interdisciplinary approach, you will be able to explore your interests, even if they are disparate. Ours is a collaborative, inclusive, and engaged community.

WashU's 169-acre campus is located 10km from Downtown St. Louis, so you have a residential campus feel, with access to a great American city.


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: 13%
  • Average ACT range: 33-35
  • Average SAT range: 1490-1570
  • Test optional? Yes, for Fall 2022 applicants; TBD for Fall 2023 applicants
  • 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 available: https://admissions.wustl.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,000


  • 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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