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IPEDS ID: 179867
OPE ID: 00252000
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Washington University in St Louis
One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
General information:  (314) 935-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  14,348 (7,401 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. 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.

Central to our mission are our goals, which are to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world.

Through our goals, Washington University intends to judge itself by the most exacting standards; to attract people of great ability from diverse backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; to provide an exemplary, respectful, and responsive environment for living, teaching, learning, and working for present and future generations; and to focus on meaningful measurable results for all of our endeavors.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty3,350753
Research and public service1,803136
Total graduate assistants-1,666
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$41,992$43,705$44,841$46,4673.6%
Books and supplies$1,386$1,114$937$9582.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,674$13,118$13,502$14,3776.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,674$13,118$13,502$14,3776.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$61,071$62,594$63,755$66,3764.1%
Off Campus$61,071$62,594$63,755$66,3764.1%
Off Campus with Family$49,687$50,037$50,332$52,0793.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid190357%————
Grant or scholarship aid81751%$24,821,569$30,381
Federal grants986%$642,529$6,556
Pell grants976%$389,518$4,016
Other federal grants624%$253,011$4,081
State/local government grant or scholarships896%$267,150$3,002
Institutional grants or scholarships80751%$23,911,890$29,631
Student loan aid37123%$2,229,085$6,008
Federal student loans36923%$1,996,358$5,410
Other student loans121%$232,727$19,394
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,60949%$97,637,632$27,054
Pell grants4927%$1,879,062$3,819
Federal student loans1,60222%$11,161,801$6,967
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$34,898$32,956$33,374
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,784$7,781$11,100
$30,001 – $48,000$7,446$11,687$12,227
$48,001 – $75,000$14,585$18,354$16,047
$75,001 – $110,000$27,592$27,951$28,458
$110,001 and more$45,009$43,876$42,350
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment14,348
Undergraduate enrollment7,401
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment133
Graduate enrollment6,947
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 7%
Out-of-state: 85%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants29,21114,23414,977
Percent admitted17%17%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%34%35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading700770
SAT Math720800
SAT Writing700770
ACT Composite3234
ACT English3335
ACT Math3135
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Part-time students: 92%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
  • Interpret data with caution. Retention rate variance due to low number of students considered in calculation.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 94%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--10---
Landscape Architecture--9---
Category total-4088---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-61--4
Area Studies, Other-3----
East Asian Studies-33---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-----7
European Studies/Civilization-0----
Latin American Studies-10----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-42---
Women's Studies-20----
Category total-486--11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-43----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-10023---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-4----
Biomedical Sciences, General--11---
Botany/Plant Biology---4--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology---20--
Developmental Biology and Embryology---8--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other---4--
Environmental Biology-12----
Human/Medical Genetics---6--
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other---8--
Molecular Biophysics---5--
Molecular Genetics---10--
Category total-1934988-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-039080-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-84-0-
Business/Managerial Economics-20----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-10----
Finance, General-10632---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-67--0
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1----
Management Information Systems, General-----20
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-542---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--13--1
Organizational Behavior Studies--3---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General--20---
Category total-2345158021
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-8----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other----1-
Category total-8--1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-----1
Computer Science-62434--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-118--7
Category total-63614-8
Education, General-851-0
Elementary Education and Teaching-3----
Foreign Language Teacher Education-----1
Mathematics Teacher Education-----0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-----0
Secondary Education and Teaching-3----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--3--2
Category total-1481-3
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering--71--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-86819--
Chemical Engineering-3614---
Computer Engineering, General-452--
Construction Engineering--6--1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-26527--
Engineering, Other-0613--
Materials Engineering--2---
Mechanical Engineering-70242--
Systems Engineering-6350-3
Category total-28512944-4
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-4----
General Literature-3968--
Writing, General--9-2-
Category total-431582-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature-1----
Chinese Language and Literature-530--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-33---
Comparative Literature-011-1
French Language and Literature-200--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-146--
Hebrew Language and Literature-0----
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-0----
Italian Language and Literature-0----
Japanese Language and Literature-221--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0----
Spanish Language and Literature-1314--
Category total-311412-1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--813--
Behavioral Aspects of Health--3---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-3--3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-7----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-11---2
Medical Scientist--14--0
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist--6--1
Movement Therapy and Movement Education---3--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--6223--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---99--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-----27
Public Health, General--60---
Public Health, Other--5---
Somatic Bodywork----0-
Category total-21158256330
History, General-3624--
Category total-3624--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--03--
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--47---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--10---
Tax Law/Taxation--18---
Category total--75261--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-03---
Category total-13---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0----
Financial Mathematics--24---
Mathematics, General-38101--
Statistics, General--5---
Category total-38391--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization-0----
Behavioral Sciences----0-
International/Global Studies-39--4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other58911--
Category total5128114-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-4----
Environmental Studies-2--2-
Natural Resources Management and Policy-8----
Category total-14--2-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies--1---
Philosophy, Other-1----
Religion/Religious Studies-3----
Category total-1242--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-22215--
Chemistry, Other-26----
Geology/Earth Science, General-3126--
Geophysics and Seismology-2----
Materials Science--1---
Physics, General-231210--
Category total-782731--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-3----
Psychology, General-119199--
Category total-122199--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work--23110--
Category total--23110--
Social Sciences
Economics, General-931912--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----4-
International Relations and Affairs-217--2
Medical Anthropology-4----
Political Science and Government, General-8338--
Social Sciences, Other-0---3
Urban Studies/Affairs-6----
Category total-289502745
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-804--
Dance, General-2----
Design and Visual Communications, General-35----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-72---
Fashion/Apparel Design-9----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-14----
Fine/Studio Arts, General--28---
Music, General-240--
Category total-100344--
Grand total51,7981,5287711683
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 38
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 111
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $22,722
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $17,981
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,469
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined152119
Swimming and Diving29
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree(!)12/1/2008 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist6/6/1942 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/20/1948 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/12/1971 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1968 - 12/20/2009Resigned
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1948 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations134
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8920
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8915
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.4%3.0%2.0%
Number in default265334
Number in repayment1,8231,7331,642
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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