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

Washington University in St Louis Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

Over 500,000 high school students are earning no-essay college scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements.

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 237 Up to $75
Play a sport 128 Up to $600
Take a challenging class 263 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 179 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 235 Up to $1,000
Attend a summer program 109 Up to $4,500

*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

WashU is a community driven to meet the world's challenges and is full of opportunities to improve the world around you. In fact, 67% of WashU undergrads participate in community service, and WashU has the Gephardt Center for Civic and Community Engagement which helps students find meaningful ways to engage. WashU is also known for having some of the best college dorms across the country!


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