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Upcoming Deadlines

  • Oct. 1

    • FAFSA available
  • Nov. 1

    • Early Decision – Application submitted and complete by
  • Nov. 15

    • Early Decision – Financial Aid application complete by

One-Year Test Optional Policy for Applicants in 2021

As part of our commitment to always put students first, WashU will provide all applicants for the class entering in Fall 2021 the option of whether to submit standardized test scores when they apply. We believe standardized test scores provide us with essential information about an applicant’s preparation for success at WashU. However, given the current context, students who are unable to, or who elect not to, submit SAT or ACT scores, will have the standardized testing requirement waived.  To learn more, visit our Fall 2021 Applicant Info page.

  • Morgan DeBaun

    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

    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

    Artist

    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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7:1

student to faculty ratio

3000

research projects underway each year

50

countries represented by the undergraduate student body

100%

admitted students have financial need fully covered

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News & Announcements

  • Support for Students Affected by Natural Disasters

    If you have been impacted by recent natural disasters, please let us know as we will not allow standard deadlines or requirements to negatively impact your WashU application or the financial aid process.

  • COVID-19

    The university is closely tracking the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

  • Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19

    Along with over 300 colleges and universities, Washington University has signed a collective statement seeking to clarify what we value in applicants during this time of COVID-19.