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Washington University in St. Louis -- #19 (tied) National University (US News & World Report)

Washington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,675, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. 

 

Washington University is divided into four schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students, and four graduate schools. Among Washington University’s graduate programs are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the highly ranked Olin Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science and a graduate program in education.

Washington University in St. Louis is a community where you can be an individual and achieve exceptional things. 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. Washington University is committed to learning and exploration, discovery and impact.

Admissions Requirements

Application Fee$75
Standardized TestsSAT and ACT, essay not required
SAT Subject TestsSAT Subject Tests are optional
AP and IB examsYou may self-report
RecommendationsCounselor & Teacher recommendations
From Your High SchoolSchool Report, Transcript, Mid-Year Report, Final Report
InterviewOptional
PortfolioRequired for applicants to the College of Art. Portfolios are strongly encouraged for the College of Architecture
International StudentsTOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test. Or, SAT or ACT, 3 SAT Subject tests, 3 AP exams, or 3 IB higher-level exams
Early Decision PlansED I: Submission by ​November 1
Application Complete by:
(all supporting materials, fee or fee waiver received in our office) ​November 5. Decisions by December 15.

ED II: Submission by January 2
Application Complete by:
(all supporting materials, fee or fee waiver received in our office) by January 6. Decisions by February 14.
Regular DecisionDeadline is ​​January 2

Application Complete by:
(all supporting materials, fee or fee waiver received in our office) ​​January 6.
Decisions by March 20.

Academic Parameters

When applying to an institution, it is important to look at the academic information of previous applicants. This includes the SAT/ACT test scores, SAT Subject test scores (if available), GPA ranges, or class ranking. By looking at these data points, you may assess where you fall and how likely is your admission into this college. Please note, there are students who do fall below the middle range and are still admitted, but then their application has one or more factors that boosts their application, such as a special talent, a recruitable athlete, legacy, racial or socioeconomic minority. Use the chart below to see where you fall and if you may raise your test scores and grades to keep your application in the running.

Testing/GPA Guidelines of UCLA (Class of 2022)

SAT Range (25th to 75th percentiles)Composite Score: 1470-1570
Math: 760-800
ERW: 710-770
ACT Range (25th to 75th percentiles)Composite Score: 32-35
Math: 30-34
English: 34-36
Rank80% of Students in Top 10% of their class
GPA Range (unweighted)85% of Students of GPA of 3.75 and higher

IvyBound Consulting featured Washington University in St. Louis on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter from July 15 - July 21, 2019

Day 1 • Washington University in St. Louis

According to US News & World Report, Washington University in St. Louis  is ranked #19 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Please check their website to read up on these indicators. We are using US News for its popularity, but by no means should they be the only source in determining your “best fit” college. Your best fit colleges should be determined by your academic goals, your personality fit, and financial considerations.  

Washington University in St. Louis:
Private, total undergraduate enrollment of 7,675, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres.

History:
Founded in 1853.

Setting:
Suburban.

Tuition & Fees:
$16,440 (2018-19)

Housing:
 Types of campus housing available: coed dorms, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, cooperative housing, wellness housing, other housing options.

Admit Rate:
Highly competitive.

Diversity:
The undergraduate student body is made of 9.1% Hispanic/Latino students, 9.3% African American students, 51.1% White students, 16% Asian students, 3 Native American students, 5 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students, 4.6% Multi-Racial students, 8% International.

Religious Affiliation:
None

Other Awards by US News:
#19 (tie) in National Universities, #34 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #20 in Best Value Schools.

Day 2 • School Mission, Mascot, Sports

Colors:
Red and green.

Sports:
The Washington University Bears are members of the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association.  Washington University also has an extensive club sports program, with teams ranging from men’s volleyball to women’s Ultimate Frisbee. The Washington University men’s club water polo team has been particularly successful, capturing the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Club National Championship title in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Day 3 • Academics/Top Undergraduate Majors/Student Life

Academics:
With five divisions including Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering, more than 90 areas of study, and more than 1,500 courses, they have the flexibility to explore every subject area of interest. Students may major and minor across divisions and even design their own majors. We offer graduate-level study in all five of those divisions, plus medicine, social work, public health, and law. WashU’s offerings outside the classroom are robust, as well, with more than 380 organizations and activities. Students can also take advantage of the research opportunities available throughout every division and at the School of Medicine, working side by side with professors who are leaders in their fields. WashU is selective, and our students typically challenge themselves in high school, graduate in the top 10 percent of their graduating classes, and score in the top ranges on the ACT and SAT.

Academic Calendar:
Semester system.

Undergraduate programs:
Among Washington University’s graduate programs are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the highly ranked Olin Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science and a graduate program in education. 

Top Undergraduate Majors
: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Student Life:
Washington University in St. Louis is looking for students who want to join a diverse community of scholars. WashU students are driven, curious, and compelled to solve the problems of the world. They are inherently motivated as individuals, but they are collaborators, teammates, and friends.

Day 4 • Notable Alumni

Washington University counts more than 114,000 living alumni, 29 Rhodes Scholars, and 24 Nobel laureates affiliated with the university as faculty or students.

Day 5 • Applying to Washington University in St. Louis? Be Collegebound with IvyBound

Looking at first-time, Freshman Applicants: 

Admission Rate: 
15% (including early applicants)

Total Applicants:
31,320

Admitted:
4,708

Enrolled:
1,785

Yield Rate:
38%- Number of students who actually attended or matriculated once admitted. 

Early Option:
Early Decision 1 deadline is Nov 1, Early Decision 2 deadline is Jan 2.

Regular Deadline:
November 30

Admission Requirements:
See table above

Admission into this prestigious University, Washington University in St. Louis, is highly competitive as the acceptance rate is decreasing each year. With the increase of sheer number of applicants, how do you stand out and get admitted? If Washington University is one of the colleges on your list, use this invaluable worksheet to plan and prepare when applying. 

 

IvyBound Consulting offers personalized college admissions services to help you create winning college applications that surely gets you admitted. Choose from one-on-one counseling services, college admissions online course- Applications That Get You Admitted!, private Facebook group membership, and essay review and editing services. 

 

Next week, I will cover, US News Week’s #21 Nationally Ranked University, Emory University. Stay Tuned.

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* Sources used: the college website, common data set, college factual, US World News, other websites.

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