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Colleges / Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

About WashU

Washington University offers a nurturing, yet intellectually rigorous, environment where students from all identities and backgrounds thrive. Here, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty, discover alongside classmates from across disciplines, and become a well-rounded individual prepared to make an impact in the world.

Washington University in St. Louis is a private, nonprofit university in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. WashU was founded in 1853. The university currently enrolls around 17,012 students per year, including 8,141 undergrads.

WashU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into WashU. WashU admitted 11% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 33,214 applications received in 2022, 3,764 students were offered admission.

Washington University in St. Louis Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 27%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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College Info

WashU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WashU is Jan 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WashU is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Washington University in St. Louis is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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WashU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1500 - 1570


Math SAT Range

770 - 800


Reading SAT Range

730 - 770

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1570 and Above


1500 to 1570


1500 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for WashU students is 1527. Applicants with SAT scores of 1570 and above have a good chance of being admitted to WashU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1500 to 1570 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1500 have a low chance of being offered a spot at WashU.

WashU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at WashU is like? There are approximately 17,012 students enrolled at WashU, including 8,141 undergraduate students and 8,871 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 11% percent are from MO and 89% percent of students are from other states.


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