Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,713
Graduate Enrollment: 8,939
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 13%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 11.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2009)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,524
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1490 - 1570

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 71.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 67.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 64.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 61.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 46.4%
Black: 8.7%
Hispanic: 11.1%
Asian: 19.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 6.0%
Non-resident alien: 6.5%
Unknown race: 1.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $79,586
In-State tuition: $58,866
Out-of-State tuition: $58,866

Estimated books and supplies: $1,158 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,696 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $17,900 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,696 (2022)

Average Family Income: $123,625 (2017)
Median Family Income: $88,696 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 14.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 14.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $17,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $186 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $3,263
$30k-48k $4,928
$48k-75k $9,248
$75k-110k $27,028
$110k+ $50,273

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 87%
6-year graduation rate: 93%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $17,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,999 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $10,054 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 89.6% (2015)
@3 year 91.2% (2017)
@5 year 92.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 71.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 59.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $56,841 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $85,837 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 16
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 1
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 12
Master's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Doctoral Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 42
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 11
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
First Professional Degree Law. 239 $1,053 $91,359 ($7,613) $131,895 ($10,991)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 325 $651 $54,854 ($4,571) $58,018 ($4,835)
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 99
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 26
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 13
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 14 $28,557 ($2,380)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 6
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 140 $13,500 $143 $27,699 ($2,308)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 27 $58,572 ($4,881)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 34 $19,113 ($1,593)
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 18
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 3
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 14
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 21
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 7
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 5
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 28
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 24 $14,000 $148
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 15
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 108 $18,700 $198 $68,440 ($5,703)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 8
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 5
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 51
Master's Degree Statistics. 15
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 1
Master's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 53 $1,101 $65,275 ($5,440)
First Professional Degree Behavioral Sciences. 19 $1,620
Master's Degree Social Work. 200 $649 $44,870 ($3,739) $56,196 ($4,683)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 13
Master's Degree Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 117 $15,000 $159 $26,234 ($2,186)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 5
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Archeology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 112 $14,110 $157 $56,471 ($4,706) $80,729 ($6,727)
Master's Degree Economics. 20
Doctoral Degree Economics. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 2
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 2
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 88 $18,500 $196 $42,027 ($3,502)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 6
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 7
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Sciences, Other. 1
Master's Degree Dance. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 51 $19,089 $202 $37,101 ($3,092)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 17
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 37 $24,387 ($2,032)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 398 $929 $121,116 ($10,093) $140,978 ($11,748)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 22
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 65
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Managerial Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 71 $99,176 ($8,265)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 22
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 148 $19,250 $207 $94,098 ($7,842) $152,625 ($12,719)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 143 $92,333 ($7,694)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 24
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Resources Management and Services. 3
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 78
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 98 $17,500 $186 $65,373 ($5,448)
Bachelor's Degree History. 43
Master's Degree History. 2
Doctoral Degree History. 5
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 4
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 13 $92,342 ($7,695)
Doctoral Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 69 $21,250 $223
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 23
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 35 $19,500 $72,563 ($6,047) $92,896 ($7,741)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 22
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 14
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 9
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 25
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 81
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 10
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 9
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 66 $19,000 $133 $70,059 ($5,838) $85,827 ($7,152)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 76 $83,118 ($6,927)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Systems Engineering. 50 $20,500 $245 $94,741 ($7,895)
Master's Degree Systems Engineering. 23
Doctoral Degree Systems Engineering. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Systems Engineering. 4
Master's Degree Construction Engineering. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Construction Engineering. 10
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 10
Doctoral Degree Engineering, Other. 17
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 12
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 20
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 8
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 64 $20,250 $196 $41,515 ($3,460)
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 61 $17,500 $186 $30,560 ($2,547)
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 3
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 37
Associate's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 13
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 17
Master's Degree Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 47 $17,360 $184 $18,399 ($1,533)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 15
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 18
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 13
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 33
Master's Degree Physics. 5
Doctoral Degree Physics. 15
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 6 $47,614 ($3,968) $48,584 ($4,049)
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 162 $15,450 $162 $37,824 ($3,152)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 15
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20 $12,746 ($1,062)
Doctoral Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 5
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 5
Doctoral Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 1
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 12 $73,624 ($6,135)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 20
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 31
First Professional Degree Medicine. 127 $1,126 $61,891 ($5,158) $80,109 ($6,676)
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 26
Master's Degree Public Health. 84 $553 $50,921 ($4,243) $71,939 ($5,995)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 1
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 1
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 87 $1,390 $68,551 ($5,713) $71,537 ($5,961)
Doctoral Degree Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 29
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 12
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 10
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 25
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 75 $967 $56,600 ($4,717)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 23
Master's Degree Area Studies. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Area Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 29
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 1
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer and Information Sciences, General. 21
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 166 $15,500 $162 $91,642 ($7,637)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 70 $102,267 ($8,522)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 10
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 41 $105,028 ($8,752) $120,447 ($10,037)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 7
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 16
Master's Degree Education, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 6
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $141,723
Full time faculty: 69%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 7.0

School's endowment start of year: $8,489,294,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $13,668,081,000 (2022)