About Washington University in St Louis

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Washington University in St Louis cost?

Washington University in St Louis Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,650
Out-of-state $50,650
On-Campus Room and Board $15,596
Off-Campus Room and Board $15,280
Average Annual Cost $28,824
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

Washington University in St Louis Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 53% $40,509
Federal Grants 12% $6,920
Pell grants 11% $3,984
Other federal grants 6% $5,701
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 7% $3,208
Institutional grants or scholarships 42% $38,434
Student loan aid 21% $6,586
Federal student loans 20% $6,713
Other student loans 2% $16,260

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 132 Up to $600
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Washington University in St Louis Admissions

What is Washington University in St Louis's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 17%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 37% of applicants
SAT Reading 690-770
SAT Math 710-800
SAT Writing 690-770
ACT Submissions 72% of applicants
Composite Score 32-34

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Washington University in St Louis Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 7540
Living on campus
Transfer Students 15%
Under Age 25 42%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Non-resident alien
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Two or more races, non-Hispanic
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Washington University in St Louis Graduation Success


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About Washington University in St Louis

Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world.Central to our mission are our goals, which are to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world.Through our goals, Washington University intends to judge itself by the most exacting standards; to attract people of great ability from diverse backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; to provide an exemplary, respectful, and responsive environment for living, teaching, learning, and working for present and future generations; and to focus on meaningful measurable results for all of our endeavors.


One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify