Washington University in St Louis

Private, Four-years School Located in Saint Louis, MO

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How much is the WUSTL tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, WUSTL's tuition & fees is $62,982.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $85,868 when a student lives on-campus.

WUSTL Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$62,982
Books & Supplies Costs$1,180
On-campus Room & Board$18,470
On-campus Expenses$3,236
Off-campus Room & Board$18,470
Off-campus Expenses$3,236
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$60,590

How Much Does it Cost to Go to WUSTL for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $277,793 at WUSTL. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $365,729. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $145,883.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$65,468$87,285$35,473
Sophomore (2024-25)$68,053$89,981$36,123
Junior (2025-26)$70,740$92,779$36,796
Senior (2026-27)$73,532$95,684$37,490
4 Years Total$277,793$365,729$145,883
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$68,053$89,981$36,123
Sophomore (2025-26)$70,740$92,779$36,796
Junior (2026-27)$73,532$95,684$37,490
Senior (2027-28)$76,435$98,700$38,209
4 Years Total$288,760$377,143$148,618
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$70,740$92,779$36,796
Sophomore (2026-27)$73,532$95,684$37,490
Junior (2027-28)$76,435$98,700$38,209
Senior (2028-29)$79,453$101,831$38,952
4 Years Total$300,160$388,993$151,447
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$73,532$95,684$37,490
Sophomore (2027-28)$76,435$98,700$38,209
Junior (2028-29)$79,453$101,831$38,952
Senior (2029-30)$82,590$105,081$39,720
4 Years Total$312,010$401,296$154,371
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$76,435$98,700$38,209
Sophomore (2028-29)$79,453$101,831$38,952
Junior (2029-30)$82,590$105,081$39,720
Senior (2030-31)$85,850$108,456$40,515
4 Years Total$324,328$414,068$157,395

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, WUSTL' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Missouri, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $17,074.
In-StateOut-of-State
Washington University in St Louis$62,982
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Missouri Four-years Colleges$16,079
Public Schools$10,139$13,307
Private Schools$17,074

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between WUSTL and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, MO$62,982$62,366
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA$68,237$68,128
New York UniversityNew York, NY$60,438$41,124
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN$62,693$62,502
Tufts UniversityMedford, MA$67,844$49,476
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD$63,340$65,956
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA$63,829$49,450

Financial Aid and COA

At Washington University in St Louis, 3,516 students (44%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $49,844.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at WUSTL is $36,024 for students living on-campus and $36,024 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 976 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $58,188 and the average amount of student loans is $9,495.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$85,868
COA (off-campus)$85,868
Tuition & Fees$62,982
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,886
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,886
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,024
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,024
Average Financial Aid$49,844
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,51644%$49,844
Pell Grants1,19815%$4,774
Federal Student Loan1,01113%$6,165
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid97650%-
Grants or Scholarships84043%$58,188
Federal Grants33617%$8,389
Pell Grants32817%$4,988
Other Federal Grants20010%$5,914
State/Local Grants1568%$3,214
Institutional Grants82042%$55,559
Student Loan Aid23312%$9,495
Federal Student Loans22111%$5,162
Other Student Loans251%$42,863

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

WUSTL's acceptance rate is 13.00%. A total of 33,634 applicants applied to and 4,373 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,980 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 45.28%.
To apply to WUSTL, 2 items are required - Secondary school record and Recommendations and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants33,63415,252$18,382
Admitted4,3732,060$2,313
Enrolled1,980910$1,070
Acceptance Rate13.00%13.51%12.58%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)45.28%44.17%46.26%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered But Not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to WUSTL. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,530 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5301,4901,570
National Average1,174
Missouri Average1,134
SAT EBRW750730770
SAT Math780760800
ACT Composite343335
National Average25
Missouri Average22
ACT Math333135
ACT English353436

Student Population

Washington University in St Louis has a total of 17,012 students including 8,132 undergraduate and 8,880 graduate students. By gender, there are 7,976 male students and 8,997 female students attending WUSTL. The school offers online degree programs and 780 students enrolled online exclusively (4.58% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total16,973 7,9768,997
Undergraduate8,034 3,7244,310
Graduate8,939 4,2524,687

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO
Phone314-935-5000
WEBhttps://wustl.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered341 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered157 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate12.00%
Yield46.99%
Student Population17,012
Graduation Rate93%
Retention Rate96% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,717 (Full-time), 462 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs15,281 (Full-time), 1,621 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$143,008
Average Staff Salary$77,261