Washington University in St. Louis Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Washington University in St. Louis was founded in 1853 as Eliot Seminary by William Greenleaf Eliot, a Unitarian minister. The Seminary was established to provide a non-sectarian education for the youth of St. Louis, and it quickly grew to become one of the leading educational institutions in the country. In 1857, it was reorganized as Washington University and named for George Washington, the nation’s first president.

In the years that followed, Washington University established itself as a leader in higher education. It was among the first universities to grant college degrees to both men and women and it was also one of the first schools to offer a graduate program in engineering. Throughout its history, Washington University has continued to innovate and adapt to changing times and technology. In 1891, it became one of the first universities to offer classes online through its Distance Education Program. In recent decades, Washington University has become known for its world-class research facilities and groundbreaking faculty research projects that have advanced our understanding of medicine, science and technology. Today, Washington University is ranked among the top universities in the world with over 12,000 students enrolled from all 50 states and over 120 countries around the globe. Check USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER.COM for a list of private schools in Iowa by county.

Washington University in St. Louis, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Washington University in St. Louis. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Washington University in St. Louis, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Washington University in St. Louis is a competitive, highly selective university. For the class of 2024, the university received a total of 33,845 applications and admitted 5,073 students for an overall acceptance rate of 14.9%. Of those admitted, 39% were in the top 10% of their high school class and 66% were in the top 10-25%. The majority of admitted students come from out-of-state (67%) and international (12%) backgrounds. The average GPA for accepted students was 3.8 on a 4.0 scale and the middle 50% SAT score range was 1420-1530. The most popular majors at Washington University are Business Administration & Management; Psychology; and Biology/Biological Sciences.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 21%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 21%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 24,939
Female applicants 13,203
Male applicants 11,736
Applicants accepted 5,285
Female applicants accepted 2,553
Male applicants accepted 2,732
Freshman enrollment 1,632
Female freshman enrollment 779
Male freshman enrollment 853
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 50%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 63%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 680-750
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 710-790
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 63%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 32-34
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 32-35