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Washington University in St Louis Share Share

Quick Stats Share Share
SAT Score Range 1400 - 1570
ACT Score Range 32 - 34
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

16.0%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

1400 - 1570
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

32 - 34
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$51,533

Average Salary in 10 Years

$87,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St Louis is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. It is a large private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 7,675 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 16.0%.

Popular majors include Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Psychology. 94% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $63,400.

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🗺 One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
Mission Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world. Central to our mission are our goals, which are to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world. Through our goals, Washington University intends to judge itself by the most exacting standards; to attract people of great ability from diverse backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; to provide an exemplary, respectful, and responsive environment for living, teaching, learning, and working for present and future generations; and to focus on meaningful measurable results for all of our endeavors.
🌐 www.wustl.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into Washington University in St Louis?

SAT Score Range

1400 - 1570
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

32 - 34
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1485
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

33
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

22%

Students Submitting ACTs

81%

A lot more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

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Washington University in St Louis has around 30,463 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 37% decide to enroll at Washington University in St Louis. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 30,463 applicants 47% are men and 53% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 111 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 90 men.

Washington University in St Louis's acceptance rate is 16.0%. The acceptance rate for men is 16.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 15.9%.

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Who applies to Washington University in St Louis?

Number of Applicants

30,463

Number of Applicants per Spot

17
per spot

Male Applicants

47%

Female Applicants

53%
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Getting into Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St Louis Acceptance Rate

16.0%

Getting in

Very Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

16.0%

Female Acceptance Rate

15.9%
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Do Students Want to Go to Washington University in St Louis?

Washington University in St Louis Admissions Yield

37%
of accepted students choose to go to Washington University in St Louis

Male Admissions Yield

36%

Female Admissions Yield

37%
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Application Share Share
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
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Graduation Rate Share Share
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Graduation Rate

94%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

94%

Women Graduation Rate

94%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Washington University in St Louis?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$29,957
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$51,533
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,539
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,539
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$19,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$207
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Washington University in St Louis would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

88%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Washington University in St Louis Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

54%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

19%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Washington University in St Louis you can visit sfs.wustl.edu.

Washington University in St Louis Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,539
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,539
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Washington University in St Louis?

Washington University in St Louis students, on average, make $87,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Washington University in St Louis

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.5%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Washington University in St Louis.

Median Earnings of Students from Washington University in St Louis

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Washington University in St Louis

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Washington University in St Louis

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Washington University in St Louis

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Washington University in St Louis? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Washington University in St Louis. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Washington University in St Louis. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Washington University in St Louis. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching Share Share
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Student-Faculty Ratio

8
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$195,887
for full-time professors
Salary Group: High
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Can you go to grad school at Washington University in St Louis?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

50%

Undergrads

7,675

Total Students

15,303
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

4%

Students over 25

8%

Student Median Household Income

$79,299
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

54%
of undergraduates

Men

46%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Washington University in St Louis has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students

8%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Washington University in St Louis

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Washington University in St Louis study?

Washington University in St Louis Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Washington University in St Louis are:

  1. Engineering
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Psychology
Approximately 63% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Washington University in St Louis?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

97%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

90%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Washington University in St Louis has a retention rate of 97% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

101
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Washington University in St Louis has around 101 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Washington University in St Louis as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Saint Louis, Missouri Share Share
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

2,082
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

93
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Missouri tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 38% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 56% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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