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WUSTL Demographics & Diversity

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WUSTL are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Washington University in St Louis students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 19%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 8%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at Washington University in St Louis with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WUSTL has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Washington University in St Louis students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Washington University in St Louis students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,284
Women 8,165

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

WUSTL serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 89% of the student body residing outside of Missouri or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Washington University in St Louis students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 11%
Out of State 82%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,298 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.9%
Part time Undergrads 3.9%

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