Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1089, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: (800) 638-0700
$41,992 tuition and fees
January 15 application deadline
January 15 accepted
Washington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,138, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington University in St. Louis's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14. Its tuition and fees are $41,992 (2011-12).
Washington University in St. Louis is located in a city that offers professional sports in football, baseball, and hockey in addition to a wide range of options for dining and entertainment. The Wash U Bears are members of the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association. Freshmen from outside of the St. Louis area are required to live on campus in one of the residence houses. After freshmen year, students can choose to live in suite-style housing, on-campus apartments, fraternity houses, or off-campus apartments and homes. Approximately 30 percent of students are affiliated with Greek life at Wash U.
Wash U is divided into three schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students and four graduate schools. Among Wash U’s graduate programs are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the highly ranked Olin Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and graduate program in education. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Wash U’s campus houses one of the most distinguished university collections in the country, including works from Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Actor Peter Sarsgaard graduated from Wash U, as did former FBI Director William H. Webster. Wash U’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Washington University in St. Louis is a research university that offers a unique environment for undergraduate students to learn and grow. Unparalleled curriculum flexibility and learning opportunities in a friendly and supportive community inspire undergraduates to explore their interests and develop new ones. Working with their advisors, undergraduates may choose a traditional single major, as many do. Others combine majors with minors, second majors, and pre-professional programs -- all within their four-year undergraduate experience. We encourage our students to participate in internships, study abroad programs, research and scholarship, and over 200 clubs and organizations, rounding out Washington University's commitment to help each student identify and pursue his or her passion. Our students pursue their passions every day. Visit campus and ask them about their experiences.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1853
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $4,560,043,000
Selectivity - most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 21%
Application deadline - January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - January 15
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 7:1
4-year graduation rate - 86% - High
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Social Sciences 16% Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12% Engineering 12% Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 12% Visual and Performing Arts 8%