Washington University in St Louis (Washington University)

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Washington University in St Louis can be found in Saint Louis, MO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over seventeen thousand students are enrolled at Washington University in St Louis.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1480 (25th percentile) - 1560 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 33 (25th percentile) - 35 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Washington University average GPA range for accepted students is around 4.00 - 4. Only 14 percent of applicants are admitted to this school due to the fair number of applicants for enrollment. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Washington University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 14%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wustl.edu.

Overall Washington University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Washington University in St Louis was reported as 13.9% in Fall 2020 with over 25,400 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Washington University ACT Scores: 33 - 35
  • Washington University Average GPA: 4.00 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Washington University in St Louis?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Washington University in St Louis is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Washington University in St Louis has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 16.5%
  • 2017-2018: 16.0%
  • 2018-2019: 15.0%
  • 2019-2020: 13.9%
  • Projected Washington University Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 13.9%

How Does Washington University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Washington University in St Louis is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Louis University-Main Campus58.3%
University of Missouri-St Louis73.0%
Webster University56.9%
Missouri Baptist University61.0%
Maryville University of Saint Louis82.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Washington University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading720 - 760
Math760 - 800
Total Score1480 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English34 - 35
Math30 - 35
Composite Score33 - 35
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