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Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, is a private, comprehensive institution. One of the distinguishing features of the university is the ability to study across disciplines and take advantage of the variety of courses offered by a major research university. Students can major in one subject and minor in another, earn an undergraduate degree with two majors, earn two undergraduate degrees from two different schools within the university or earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in the same discipline. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Architecture, Art, Business Administration, and Engineering and Applied Science. Many say that the supportive atmosphere is unique, that faculty and students are friendly in a way that reflects the university's midwestern location. The combination of this atmosphere with the excellent and flexible academic program is why students choose Washington University. Its 169-acre main campus is located in St. Louis.

Website: wustl.edu/

Private
Co-ed
7,822
Undergraduate
Students
(53.5%) 4,186 Women
(46.5%) 3,636 Men
8,369
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
14% of 25,426 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.17
SAT Math
773 average
760-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
736 average
720-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$79,586
Tuition and Fees
$57,386
Room and Board
$17,402
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,751
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$24,247
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,010
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Louis Population
318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bear
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.7% Asian
10.1% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.2% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
7.2% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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