WashU is need blind

As part of our commitment to always put students first, Washington University continues to work toward a more accessible and equitable review process. WashU now has a need-blind admissions process—your ability to pay tuition will never be part of the admission decision process. In addition, we will no longer consider demonstrated interest as a factor in making admissions decisions. And, we are extending our test optional policy for applicants through 2024.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Feb. 17

    • Early Decision II – Admissions and Financial Aid decisions released by
  • Mar. 1

    • Transfer Student – Common Application submitted by
    • Transfer Student – Financial Aid application complete by
  • Mar. 3

    • Early Decision II – Candidate reply date
  • Morgan DeBaun portrait

    Alumni Spotlight

    Morgan DeBaun

    CEO of Blavity

    Morgan DeBaun co-founded Blavity, a news and entertainment website featuring stories told from a black point of view.

  • Jennifer R. Smith with her two dogs

    Faculty Spotlight

    Jennifer R. Smith

    Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Earth & Planetary Science​s

    Dean Smith is responsible for the university’s liberal arts curriculum as well as every phase of student life, from admission through graduation and onward.

  • Anne Schaefer

    Alumni Spotlight

    Anne Schaefer


    Anne Schaefer, a 2001 alumna, was commissioned to create “it comes and it goes,” a 12-panel mural for the new Anabeth and John Weil Hall.

  • Rob Morgan Portrait

    Faculty Spotlight

    Robert Mark Morgan

    Teaching Professor of Drama, Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program

    Director of the Beyond Boundaries program and recipient of the 2018 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • Maya Wong Portrait

    Alumni Spotlight

    Maya Wong

    Project Engineer

    When #WashU18 grad Maya Wong stepped onto the job site of Jubel Hall as a project engineer for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. she had zero first-day jitters – she had been there before.

Student Perspective

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student to faculty ratio


research projects underway each year


countries represented by the undergraduate student body


admitted students have financial need fully covered

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News & Announcements

  • Common Application issues

    We have heard from some students regarding an issue submitting the Common App. We understand that this is frustrating and want to assure you that if you are experiencing difficulties, it will not impact your ability to apply.

  • Summer 2023 WashU Rural Scholars Academy

    The application for Summer 2023 is now open! The all-expenses-paid program will be hosted on WashU’s campus. All food, housing, and activities will be provided free of charge.

  • Application for admission to the class of 2027

    You can now start the first-year Common Application and Coalition Application and begin your application for admission to #WashU27!