Each year during admissions, Washington University at St. Louis witnesses a very competitive applicant pool. As per the university data, more than 25,000 applications were sent for undergraduate programs alone. Eventually, 1,744 of these applicants were enrolled at Washington University.
More than 90 fields of study and 1,500 courses are offered by Washington University at St. Louis. Top majors by enrollment include business, arts & sciences, medicine, social work, public health, and engineering. The university has a very high research output and has established a global reputation for its research work, making it a very desirable institute to study in the US.
The student retention rate of 93% itself explains the engaging study pattern of the university. Washington University consists of seven diverse schools offering a number of certificate, degree, part-time and full-time study programs. The university has a total enrollment of 15,937 students out of which over 8,000 students are enrolled in various graduate and professional courses.
The acceptance rate of 16% makes Washington University exceptionally selective. 86% of the admitted candidates were among the top 10% of their high school class. The standardized scores are also an important factor contributing to their admission- the middle 50% SAT score was 1480-1550, whereas the ACT score was 33-35.
|Application Portal||UG: Coalition Application/Common Application|
PG: WashU Online application, Departmental application
|Application Fee||75 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Visa/MasterCard Credit Card|
|SAT Score Range (middle 50%)||1480-1550|
|ACT Score Range (middle 50%)||33-35|
|International Application Deadline||Early Action/Early Decision/Regular Decision|
|Type of Academic Calendar||Semester|
|Total number of Schools||7|
|Student to teacher ratio||8: 1|
|Intake Seasons||Fall, Spring, Autumn, and winter|
|Financial help||Scholarships for international students available|
|International Admissions||WU International Students|
International Students must be aware of important dates and deadlines before the submission of all documents. The following table contains all important dates and submissions.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Admission Decision||Submission of Financial Documents|
|Fall 2020||April 1, 2020||By May 1, 2020||By June 2, 2020|
|Spring 2021||September 1, 2020||By October 1, 2020||By November 2, 2020|
International students must apply at least 4-5 months before their choice of term is due to begin.
Graduate programs have different deadlines.
WashU requires all its international students to provide the following documents:
International students from non- native English speaking countries should fulfill English proficiency requirements. Candidates with a higher level of English proficiency will be considered as strong applicants. Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the university. TOEFL and IELTS scores are required as evidence of English proficiency at Washington University.
|Internet based test||Computer based test||Paper based test|
Upon acceptance, international students need to obtain an F-1 or J-1 student visa in order to study at Washington University. Following things need to be kept in mind:
WashU provides a number of undergraduate courses across different academic schools. Admission information for international students is given below.
How To Apply - Candidates can apply through Coalition Application or Common Application
A number of undergraduate courses are offered by different schools of Washington University. The following things need to be kept in mind if you are an international student applying at WashU.
WashU provides a number of graduate and professional degree and certificate programs to over 8,000 students. In total, Washington University offers 65 graduate degrees. Each program has its own timeline and requirements. The general requirements for the graduate program application process are mentioned below.
How to Apply – All the candidates can apply through the Washington University Graduate application
When to Apply – Deadlines differ for each graduate program
|Program||Academic Requirements||Additional Requirements||Deadline|
|MBA||Transcripts, Three essays, Application video||Resume, 1 LOR(Professional), English language proficiency, GMAT/GRE||Round 1: Oct 10; Round 2: Jan 15; Round 3: Mar 18;|
No application fee
|MA Education||Transcripts, SOP||GRE, LOR||January 1|
|MS Aerospace Engineering||Transcripts, SOP||Resume, 3 LORs, GRE||March 1, some have rolling admissions|
|Data analytics and statistics||Transcripts, SOP||Resume, 3 LORs, GRE||March 1, some have rolling admissions|
Each application is reviewed by the admissions committee personally. Getting admission into WashU is very competitive as well as a selective process. Most of the students who are accepted to Washington University have had high performance and continue to demand courses.
Grades, class rank, recommendations, essays, and extracurricular involvement have a great influence on a candidate's acceptance. International scholarships are available but only after completing the first year of education. Students can seek financial help from external sources for funding education in the US.