Washington University, or ‘Wash U’ is a private research university that provides undergraduates a unique learning environment with unmatched curriculum flexibility. Ranked among the top schools in the nation, Washington University bring in students from every state and from over 100 countries. Most students enroll in the College of Arts & Sciences and choose majors spread across 40 academic departments with over 300 faculty members. The generally low student-faculty ratio creates an environment conducive of stimulating discussion and research collaboration with professors. Washington University is unique in its undergraduate involvement in advanced research; over half of the undergraduate student body gets involved at some point. With over 75% of students living on campus, one of the largest student governments in the country and over 200 student organizations, students enjoy the vibrant student life at Wash U.
|Admissions Phone||314 935-6000|
|Codes||SAT: 6929 ACT: 2386 FAFSA: 002520 CSS Profile: 6929|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||Student Life|
|Enrollment||~6,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Finance, Psychology, Biology|
|Student Life||With an operating budget of over $2 million, the Washington University Student Union has one of the largest student government budgets in the country. They use these funds to support over 200 student organizations, yearly events like WILD (Walk In, Lay Down), a free semesterly concert in the quad, as well as complimentary copies of the New York Times and USA Today. Other popular events include the Thurtene Carnival, the oldest student-run carnival in the nation, and Bauhaus, an annual Halloween costume party put on by the Architecture School Council.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring; Letter of recommendation from the dean’s office and at least one instructor|
|Crossover||Yale, Harvard, Duke, Georgetown|
|Other||Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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