Washington University in St. Louis

History:
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.

ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 22% of 23,105 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 15
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 710-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  680-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: Not reported
ACT Composite: 32-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance: $58,150
Tuition and Fees: $40,374
Room and Board: $12,941
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $31,489
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: Not reported

ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 916
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office Contacts
E-mail:  (None)
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: February 1
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Institutional Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002520: Free

University Web Site:  www.wustl.edu/

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