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Colleges / Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Student Life

WashU is on a 169-acre campus in an urban setting in St. Louis, Missouri. There are many activities and organizations for WashU students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

WashU also has fraternities and sororities.

WashU has a thriving Outing Club. In fact, more students participate in Outing Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at WashU include Culinary Arts Society, Food Recovery Network at Washington University in St. Louis, Asian American Association and Association of Latin American Students.

The WashU community comes together each year for Thurtene Carnival, WILD (concert festival) and Black Anthology and Diwali.

WashU Housing

WashU offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most WashU students live off campus. In 2021, 41% of undergrads at WashU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 28% of students lived off-campus or commuted to WashU. There are 5,208 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,653 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,562 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

WashU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

WashU Athletics

At WashU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at WashU:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 2
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at WashU

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Washington University in St. Louis is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The WashU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

WashU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, WashU has Noonlight safety app for reporting emergencies.

Plan a Visit to WashU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit WashU, take U.S. Highway 64 to St. Louis, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lambert-St. Louis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore WashU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About WashU

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

Overview

Admissions

Academics

Tuition & Aid

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WashU Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

11%

In State

89%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

48%

18%

11%

9%

7%

5%

2%

0.14%

0.11%

Graduate Students

7,796

Undergraduate Students

7,653

Non-Resident / International Students

524

WashU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,449

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

16%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$58,864

Out-of-State

$58,864

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 2
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