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SAT scores needed to get into Washington University in St Louis

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Washington University in St Louis is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1520

The average composite SAT score for admitted Washington University in St Louis freshman is 1520 out of 1600. WUSTL students have the 7th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1480 to 1560

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1480 to 1560. The 75th percentile score is 1560 while the 25th percentile score is 1480.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by WUSTL but we estimate it to be around a 1440 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 780

The average score for WUSTL students on the math portion of the SAT is 780 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 760 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 740

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 720 to 760 and the average score for Washington University in St Louis students is 740.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

33 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Washington University in St Louis

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Washington University in St Louis based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 16%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 4.21 weighted.

Can I get into WUSTL with a 1560 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1560 or higher is very competitive at WUSTL and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 27% or higher.

Can I get into WUSTL with a 1520 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1520 to 1550 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 16% to 24%.

Can I get into WUSTL with a 1480 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1480 to 1510 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 9% to 14% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into WUSTL with a 1440 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1440 to 1470 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 8% chance of admission to WUSTL . SAT scores below 1440 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Washington University in St Louis by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 41%
1590 37%
1580 33%
1570 30%
1560 27%
1550 24%
1540 21%
1530 18%
1520 16%
1510 14%
1500 12%
1490 11%
1480 9%
1470 8%
1460 7%
1450 6%
1440 5%
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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.