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Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Student Population
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Location Saint Louis, Missouri
Online wustl.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, Washington University in St Louis is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 25,426 prospective students applied, and 3,522 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,732 enrolled in the school.  13,773 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,079 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $54,250 plus fees of $1,042. WUSTL is ranked 20 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



WUSTL is rated within the top 4% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1480/1560
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.92
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Washington University in St Louis
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$1,042
Room and Board $16,900
Budget for Other Expenses$3,592
Total One Year Cost$76,910

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$82,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
93% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Washington University in St Louis students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Social Sciences 16%
Engineering 11%
Psychology 8%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179867 IPEDS survey data for Washington University in St Louis.

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