SummaryWashington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,046, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington University in St. Louis's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 13. Its tuition and fees are $40,374 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Washington University in St. Louis is a research university that offers a unique environment for undergraduate students to learn and grow. Unparalleled... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Washington University in St. Louis, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Washington University in St. Louis is $55. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 22.2 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||22%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Washington University in St. Louis is 7:1, and the school has 69.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Washington University in St. Louis include: Business, management, marketing, and related support services; Engineering; Pre-medicine/pre-medical studies; Psychology; and Social sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||84% - High|
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Student LifeWashington University in St. Louis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,046, with a gender distribution of 48.8 percent male students and 51.2 percent female students. 75.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25.0 percent of students live off campus. Washington University in St. Louis is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & ServicesWashington University in St. Louis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Washington University in St. Louis also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 20 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Washington University in St. Louis.
|Students who have cars on campus||20% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Washington University in St. Louis, 41.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $28,649.
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|Tuition and fees||$40,374 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$12,941 (2010-11) - High|
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