Washington University in St. Louis Online

by TBS Staff

Updated July 14, 2021 • 1 min read


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WashU stands alone as a top private research university located in Missouri. Founded in 1853, trustees added "in St. Louis" to the school's name in 1976 to prevent confusion with several other private universities incorporating “Washington” in their names. Today, along with nearly 300 traditional degrees available, WashU offers a growing number of eLearning options for undergraduates and professionals alike, with several graduate programs available in legal studies, several certificate programs in business specializations, and one hybrid master's program in biology designed especially for science teachers. More than 200 students enroll exclusively in online classes, and approximately 150 students currently take at least one online course.

Washington University in St. Louis Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

The University of Washington in St. Louis is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Each school at WashU holds additional accreditation from federally recognized agencies.


Washington University in St. Louis acceptance rate is 16% for undergraduate students. Incoming freshman applying to WashU must complete an online application, supply high school transcripts, standardized test scores (either ACT or SAT), a 250-word essay, and letters of recommendation from a teacher and counselor. Undergraduate transfer students must hold a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit a completed application, college transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores. Graduate school applicants must complete an online application and submit all official transcripts from prior colleges, GRE scores if applicable, and three reference forms. Graduate students may also need to submit a resume and complete an interview process.

All WashU applicants should check the requirements prospective program to ensure they meet all admission requirements, as certain schools may require additional materials or prerequisites.

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