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Washington University, St. Louis

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1853
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,386
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $4,746,021,000
Admissions Address

Campus Box 1089, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Website

http://www.wustl.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wustl.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Nanette Tarbouni
Admissions office telephone: (800) 638-0700
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.wustl.edu Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 4
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A 4
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Very important
Work experience: Very important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 21%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 21%
Total applicants: 22,251
Total acceptances: 4,634
Total freshman enrollment: 1,470
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 10,155
Male acceptances: 2,385
Male freshman enrollment: 752
 
Female applicants: 12,096
Female acceptances: 2,249
Female freshman enrollment: 718
Out-of-state freshmen: 91%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 85%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 670 – 750
Math: 700 – 780
Combined: 1370 – 1530

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 60.0% 76.0%
600-699 38.0% 23.0%
500-599 2.0% 1.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 54%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 30 – 34
Math: 30 – 34
Composite: 30 – 33

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 81.0% 80.0% 80.0%
24-29 19.0% 19.0% 19.0%
18-23 N/A 1.0% 1.0%
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

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