Washington University in St. Louis: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Washington University in St. Louis’ latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Washington University in St. Louis Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: MSC 1089-105-05, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis
  • State: Missouri
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 96%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 8,132
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay


Very Important
Character/personal qualities
Extracurricular Activities
First Generation
Volunteer work
Work experience
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Racial/ethnic Status

GPA Breakdown

67% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

24% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

6% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

3% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 3
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 649 International (nonresidents) students
  • 934 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 746 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 3,570 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 9 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,583 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 8 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 492 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 141 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$75 Application Fee 

$61,750 Tuition Fee

$1,232 Required Fees

$20,778 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $180,168,859

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $11,790,162

The data presented here was collected from the Washington University in St. Louis Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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