Apply now: 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 entering in fall 2022.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Nov. 1

    • Early Decision I – Application submitted and complete by
    • Early Decision I – Financial Aid application complete by
  • Dec. 1

    • Transfer Student – Applications available
  • Dec. 17

    • Early Decision I – Admissions and Financial Aid decisions released by
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student to faculty ratio

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countries represented by the undergraduate student body

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News & Announcements

  • Gateway to Success

    students, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. This funding will allow the university to achieve its goal of adopting a need-blind undergraduate admissions policy, effective immediately.

  • New Demonstrated Interest Policy Effective Immediately 

    event, or emailing with a member of the admissions staff) as a factor in making admission decisions or in the admission decision process. In doing so, we can create and implement a truly equitable admissions process and support our goal to build a community of talented and diverse young people.