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Washington University in St Louis – Tuition & Success Analysis

Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,116

Average annual cost of attendance: $29,957

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $19,500

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Washington University in St Louis Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $10,518

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $9,025

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $13,208

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,158

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $44,102


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Washington University in St Louis. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Washington University in St Louis Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 93%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 96%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $70,100

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 84%

Washington University in St Louis Admissions

Washington University in St Louis Acceptance Rate: 17%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 710 to 800

SAT Critical Reading: 690 to 770

SAT Writing: 690 to 770

ACT English: 33 to 35

ACT Math: 30 to 35

ACT Writing: 8 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Washington University in St Louis actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Washington University in St Louis Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 8%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 19%

Typical student debt: $19,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $207

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Majors at Washington University in St Louis


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Washington University in St Louis:

  • Architecture and Related Services – 2%
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 13%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 1%
  • Engineering – 19%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 1%
  • History – 1%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 3%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 7%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 4%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Social Sciences – 14%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Washington University in St Louis, visit their website.

Washington University in St Louis Diversity


Overall Composition at Washington University in St Louis

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Washington University in St Louis full time:  96%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Washington University in St Louis part time:  4%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Washington University in St Louis:  8%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 18%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 8%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 2%

White: 53%

Washington University in St Louis Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.3

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 28.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.