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Undergraduate Viewbook 2017

Architecture • Art & Design • Arts & Sciences • Business Engineering • Law • Medicine • Social Work & Public Health


Table of contents Student profile

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Majors

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Faculty

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Involvement

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Global

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College life

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Research

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Future

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Athletics

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St. Louis

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Entrepreneurship

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Financial aid

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Next steps

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At Washington University, you can discover and develop who you are and what you want to be.


Oak Allée walkway WashU has 3,800 trees and is consistently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.

WashU is different. It’s an inclusive community of thinkers who strive to grow personally while improving society. You will gain knowledge and tools to solve complex global problems through real-world interdisciplinary experiences. You will challenge assumptions, make compelling arguments, push comfort zones, and embrace learning through mutual respect. You will explore, learn, grow, and lead.

Since my first day on campus, everybody here has given me nothing but encouragement. Everybody around me not only challenges me, but also inspires me to look for ways to challenge myself. You can’t get this feeling everywhere. This gives me the key to succeed.” Kyle CL AS S O F 2019 • HO M E T O W N Aurora, Illinois M AJ O R Biomedical Engineering • HO NO RS John B. Ervin Scholar, Stamps Leadership Scholar • E XT RACU RRI CU L AR National Society of Black Engineers, volunteer team leader at Brittany Woods Middle School

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WashU students come from all 50 states and six continents.

2,005

1,062

1,169 OTHER COUNTRIES

588

U.S. TERRITORIES

12 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN OF U N D E R G R A D UAT E ST U D E N TS

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6%

Hispanic or Latino

6%

African American

8%

International

18%

Asian American

7%

Multiracial/Unspecified

55%

Caucasian

<1%

Native American

1,906


TOTAL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ENROLLED

STUDENTS WHO COME FROM MORE THAN 500 MILES AWAY

MULTICULTUR AL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

1,731

65%

>45%

South 40 The residential area of campus, known as the South 40, is a vibrant center of activity.

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“I was looking for a rigorous architecture program, but I wanted a breadth of educational opportunities. At WashU, these goals were not mutually exclusive. I worried adding a minor would get in the way of my portfolio, but one of my favorite studio professors told me I should absolutely study what I am passionate about. I’m so grateful for that advice.”

Aria CL A SS O F 2017 HO ME T O W N Pasadena, California MA JO R Architecture MINO R African & African American Studies HO NO R S Ervin Scholar, Ralph Bunche Scholar E XT R A CUR R ICUL A R City Faces mentor, Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architecture Fraternity


MAJORS

Think. What will you do? At WashU, you can give more than one answer. With our interdisciplinary approach, you will be able to explore all of your interests and follow your passions. College of Arts & Sciences African & African American Studies American Culture Studies

STUDENTS WHO PURSUE MULTIPLE MA JORS OR MINORS

Ancient Studies Anthropology (including Global Health & Environment) Arabic

75% CL ASS SIZES L AST YEAR

Archaeology

Italian

Finance

Japanese Language & Culture

Healthcare Management

Jewish, Islamic, & Near Eastern Studies

International Business*

Korean* (Language & Culture,* Language & Literature*)

Marketing

Latin American Studies

Leadership & Strategic Management Operations & Supply Chain Management

Legal Studies* Linguistics (including Applied Linguistics)

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Biology (including Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Ecology/ Evolution, Genomics/Computation, Neuroscience)

Mathematics

College of Architecture

Chemistry (including Biochemistry)

Persian Language & Culture

Children’s Studies*

Philosophy (including Research, Law & Policy, Science)

Art (with concentrations in Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture) Communication Design (with emphasis in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interaction Design)

Art History & Archaeology

Chinese Language & Culture

Medieval & Renaissance Studies* Music (including Jazz Studies*)

Architecture

College of Art

35% 1–10 students

Comparative Literature

Philosophy-NeurosciencePsychology (including Cognitive Neuroscience, Language Cognition Culture)

42% 11–24 students

Dance (including Ballet*)

Physics

Drama

Political Science

Earth & Planetary Sciences (including Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geology)

Psychological & Brain Sciences (including Cognitive Neuroscience)

East Asian Studies

Religious Studies

Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering*

Economics (including Applied Microeconomics*)

Romance Languages & Literatures

Bioinformatics*

Russian Language & Literature*

Biomedical Engineering

Sociology **

Chemical Engineering

Spanish

Computer Engineering

Speech & Hearing Sciences*

Computer Science

South Asian Languages & Cultures*

Electrical Engineering

Text & Tradition*

Energy Engineering*

Urban Studies

Environmental Engineering*

World Music, Dance, & Theater*

Mechanical Engineering

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Mechatronics*

Writing*

Robotics*

Classics Comparative Arts

9% 25–39 students 8%

40–64 students

3%

65–100 students

3%

100+ students

Pre-Professional Advising » Dentistry

Education (including Educational Studies, Elementary Teacher Education, Middle School Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education) English Literature (including Creative Writing Focus)

» Occupational Therapy

Environmental Studies (including Environmental Biology, Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Policy)

» Physical Therapy

Film & Media Studies

» Veterinary Medicine

French

» Law » Medicine

Religion & Politics*

Germanic Languages & Cultures

Olin Business School

Hebrew

Accounting

History

Business of Entertainment*

Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities

Business of Sports*

International & Area Studies (including Development, Eurasian, European, Global Cultural Affairs, International Affairs)

Economics & Strategy Entrepreneurship

Fashion Design

School of Engineering & Applied Science Aerospace Engineering*

Nanoscale Science & Engineering* Systems Science & Engineering … or design your own major

*minor only **major and minor in development

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FACULTY Professor Gerald Early teaches English and African American Studies and is an award-winning writer.

Learn. WashU faculty members use their TOTAL FACULTY L AST FALL

3,645

knowledge and skills to fuel your enthusiasm, teach you to think for yourself, and spark the learning you need to succeed. These professors engage in cutting-edge research, write definitive books, create works of art, and win awards like the Nobel Prize â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all while remaining extraordinarily approachable to undergraduates. Virtually all classes are taught by faculty members, not by graduate teaching assistants.

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“When your peers, faculty, and advisors know what your interests are, the connections are meaningful. Even as I enter my senior year after studying abroad, I know it is never too late to try something new. WashU is a place where I can do everything I set my mind to.”

Laira CL ASS O F 2017 HO MET OWN San Juan, Puerto Rico MAJO RS Finance and Economics & Strategy MINO R Spanish Literature HO NO RS Wood Leadership Scholar, Dean’s List, J.P. Morgan Launching Leader, NSHMBA Ignite Scholar EXT RACU RR IC U LA R Olin Peer Ambassador, Phi Gamma Nu, Association of Latin American Students, Treasurer of Chi Omega sorority


INVOLVEMENT

Lead. STUDENTS WHO DO VOLUNTEER WORK

75%

While WashU students are serious about their academic work, they also make time for activities and service. Whatever your interests or talents, you are likely to find a student organization that matches. Many enjoy taking part in an academic or pre-professional organization; assuming

NUMBER OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

350+

a leadership position; performing with drama, dance, or musical groups; and participating in religious, political, sports, or service groups. WashU is also a place filled with traditions, as students flock each year to cultural, fundraising, and arts events.

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GLOBAL Washington University offers study abroad and internship programs throughout six continents.

Expand. We infuse global awareness into all NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WHERE STUDENTS CAN STUDY ABROAD

50+

aspects of your education, supporting learning, innovative research, and bold entrepreneurial activity around the world. Understanding other cultures, languages, and countries is important, regardless of your field of study. And just as people from around the world come here to learn, WashU undergraduates in all divisions learn through study and internships in more than 50 countries each year.

Studying abroad in Florence exposed me to an endless amount of inspiration for my creative practice and expanded my overall worldview. From sketching in open-air markets to exploring some of the best museums in the world, it was an amazing experience.” Priyanka CL AS S O F 2016 • HO M E T O W N Chapel Hill, North Carolina M AJ O RS Fashion Design and Marketing HO NO RS Dean’s List, YMA-Fashion Scholarship Fund award winner E XT RACU RRI CU L AR Armour Magazine, Kappa Delta sorority

Learn more about global engagement: global.wustl.edu

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South A frica

China

Austra lia

Moroc co

Italy


COLLEGE LIFE

Connect. All first-year students live on campus AV E R AG E N U M B E R O F STUDENTS IN EACH OF THE 10 RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES

300

in the South 40 residence area, often described as its own small town with dining facilities, a fitness center, recreational areas, and student-run businesses. Our residential colleges are complete living centers, featuring lounges, music practice rooms, computing centers,

COMMUNITY VALUES

Engage Learn

and laundry facilities. Resident advisors plan activities to encourage involvement, and faculty members live in residence houses and become active members of the community.

Respect

WashU is considered to be among the nation’s best schools

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for food. You’ll find 14 places to eat on campus, offering hot entrees, made-to-order sandwiches, salad bars, vegetarian dishes, kosher and halal food, and more.

Living with people from many different backgrounds has been a great experience. I also love the little things like grabbing food in Bear’s Den, where the staff is so friendly and I run into friends without even trying.” Alex CL AS S O F 2018 • HO M E T O W N Frederick, Maryland M AJ O R Communication Design • M I NO R Writing HO NO RS Danforth Scholar • E XT RACU RRI CU L AR Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Alpha Delta Phi fraternity

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“WashU has given me a wonderful range of research opportunities. Thanks to our incredible professors and the Office of Undergraduate Research, I’m contributing to current work in both physical chemistry and Russian literature. WashU is built for these kinds of student experiences to happen.”

Hilah CL A SS O F 2018 HO ME T O W N Iowa City, Iowa MA JO R S Comparative Literature and Chemistry MINO R Russian Language & Literature HO NO R S Florence Moog Fellow, Honorary Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Award, Dean’s List E XT R A CUR R ICUL A R President of Russian Club, Writing Center/Cornerstone Writing Help Desk, Chamber String Ensembles, Treasurer of String Theory


RESEARCH

Discover. Research expands learning. TOTAL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SUPPORT L AST YEAR

You will receive the research support of a large university, but with our signature personalized and inclusive style. No matter what you’re studying, you will find research

$548.7 MILLION

opportunities that add meaning and depth as you contribute to the world’s body of knowledge. You can work on group projects or individually with faculty in almost any school or department, including the Washington University School of Medicine.

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FUTURE

Prepare. SAMPLING OF COMPANIES OFFERING INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS AT WASHU Abbott • Abercrombie & Fitch Accenture • Alzheimer’s Association Amazon • American Enterprise Inst. AmeriCorps • Analysis Group Anheuser-Busch InBev • Ascension AT&T • Avascent • Bain & Co. Bank of America • bioMerieux Bloomingdale’s • Boeing BCG • Caleres • Capital One CIA • Citigroup • City Year ConAgra Foods • Condé Nast

WashU students are going places. We’ll help you get there. Virtually all of our students graduate in four years and find a job or graduate school that suits them. The Career Center will start helping you as early as your first year, so you can not only find your next step, but also put the principles you learn in classes to work through internships or other practical experiences while you’re still in school.

CORO • Credit Suisse • Deloitte Edward Jones • Eli Lilly Emerson • Epic • Express Scripts ExxonMobil • Facebook Federal Reserve System • Gallop

CAREER CENTER SERVICES

GE • General Mills • Goldman Sachs

» Individualized career advising

Google • Green Corps • HBO HOK • IBM • J. Crew JPMorgan • Johnson & Johnson Lennox International • LinkedIn

» Self-assessment tools

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L’Oreal • McKinsey & Co. Metropolitan Museum of Art Microsoft • MIT Lincoln Labs Monsanto • Morgan Stanley Morningstar National Geospatial Intelligence NIH • Nielsen • NISA Ogilvy & Mather • Paperless Post Peace Corps • PhysAssist Scribes PWC • P&G Sagent Advisors • Sotheby’s

137,655

» Workshops and seminars » Resume writing, interviewing skills, and networking » On-campus interviews, information sessions, and career fairs » Career interest groups » Specialized workshops and panel discussions » Nationwide employer site visits » Stipends for internships and support for research

Square • Susan G. Komen Target • Teach for America U.S. Department of State The White House • YouTube ZS Associates

Learn more about the Career Center: careercenter.wustl.edu

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My interests have always been varied, and my time at WashU allowed me to embrace my whole self. Since

graduating five years ago, I have worked on Wall Street, written a book of poetry, toured the country, and cofounded Blavity. It was at WashU that I learned picking a career path didn’t mean choosing one part of myself.” Aaron Samuels C LA S S OF 2011 • DEGREE Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Philosophy J O B Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, Blavity (Los Angeles, California)

The Career Center’s internship stipend allowed me to take on two summer internships in Washington, D.C., and WashU’s Office of Sustainability offered me the opportunity to develop and manage its Green Offices program for 3.5 years. It has become apparent how valuable these experiences were.” Danica Yu C LAS S O F 2015 • DE GRE E Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Anthropology • J O B Recruiting Coordinator at Google Inc. (San Bruno, California)

One of the great skills that I learned as an engineer at WashU was how to be a part a team. Study is rigorous, but

at the end you not only develop the specific technical skills, but you develop this appreciation for problem solving, and you learn to work together.” Jim McKelvey CLA S S OF 1987 • DEGREES Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts in Economics • JO B Co-Founder of Square (San Francisco, California) and Founder of LaunchCode (St. Louis, Missouri)

Without WashU, there is no way I would be running my own fashion brand. One can learn how to sketch and design at many places, but what you can’t learn everywhere is craft and vision in an environment that pushes you to your limits while also being outstandingly supportive. I am grateful for my WashU experience every day.” Jordana Warmflash C LAS S O F 2007 • DE GRE E Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design JO B Owner and Creative Director, Novis (New York, New York)

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a student-athlete at WashU, I have the unique opportunity to compete at a high level in athletics while also receiving an elite education. I have been able to find a balance between my sport, my coursework, my social life, and other extracurriculars, allowing me to experience the many facets of the campus community.â&#x20AC;?

Luke CL A SS O F 2016 HO ME T O W N Los Angeles, California MA JO R S Global Health & Environment and Spanish; Pre-med E XT R A CUR R ICUL A R Varsity basketball team captain, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Sigma Chi fraternity, ThurtenE Honorary


ATHLETICS

MEN’S VARSITY SPORTS Baseball • Basketball Cross Country • Football

Play.

Soccer • Swimming & Diving Tennis • Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field

WOMEN’S VARSITY SPORTS Basketball • Cross Country Golf • Soccer • Softball

Varsity teams. Club sports. Intramurals. WashU offers an athletic activity for every interest and skill level.

Swimming & Diving Tennis • Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field • Volleyball

I N T R A M U R A L CO E D Badminton • Basketball • Bowling Flag Football • Golf Innertube Water Polo Softball • Tennis Ultimate Frisbee • Volleyball

I N T R A M U R A L M E N & WO M E N

Students also have full access to the sports complex, which includes gymnasiums, playing fields, indoor and outdoor tracks, a weight room, a fitness center, and a 25-meter swimming pool with a diving well. We are an NCAA Division III school and a founding member of the University Athletic Association.

Arm Wrestling • Badminton Basketball • Billiards • Bowling Cross Country • Flag Football Golf • Racquetball • Soccer • Softball Swimming • Table Tennis • Tennis Track & Field • Volleyball

SPECIAL EVENTS 3-on-3 Basketball • 7-on-7 Soccer Euchre Tournament • Field Goal Kicking Free Throw Shooting • Home Run Derby

SPORTS CLUBS Badminton • Baseball • Basketball Crew • Cycling • Equestrian Fencing • Figure Skating Golf • Gymnastics • Ice Hockey Lacrosse • Rock Climbing Roller Hockey • Rugby • Running Sailing • Skiing • Soccer • Squash Table Tennis • Tae Kwon Do Tennis • Triathlon • Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball • Water Polo Winter Guard • Wrestling

Learn more about sports at WashU: bearsports.wustl.edu

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ST. LOUIS

Engage. St. Louis offers the ideal balance NUMBER OF ACRES IN FOREST PARK

1,371

of small-town feel and big-city opportunities. It’s easy to get around with your free Metro Pass, and you’ll often run into people you know off campus. But you’ll also have endless opportunities when it comes to dining, entertainment, sports, cultural attractions, shopping, and

FASTEST-GROWING CITY FOR TECHNOLOGY JOBS*

service opportunities. Just across the street from campus is Forest Park, with its free

#1 *dice.com

zoo, science center, art and history museums, and walking and biking trails, plus golf, boating, and restaurants. Our central location also means fast, convenient connections to the rest of the nation.

If you are looking for the cultural vibrancy of a large city and the serenity of a suburb, St. Louis is perfect. Within minutes, I can go to Forest Park for a relaxing evening or the Central West End for dinner.” Ege CL AS S O F 2016 • HO M E T O W N Istanbul, Turkey M AJ O R Biomedical Engineering • M I NO R Electrical Engineering E XT RACU RRI CU L AR Turkish Students Association, Performing Musicians Resource Group, Alpha Eta Mu Beta

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“People at WashU are surprisingly supportive and unassuming. When I applied to be a project manager, IDEA Labs didn’t disqualify me because of my age and first-year standing, but evaluated me based on my passion and merit. They believed in my potential and put responsibilities on me that were essential for me to grow.”

Brett CL ASS OF 2018 HO MET O WN Beijing, China MAJ O RS Biochemistry and Economics MINO R Writing HO NO R S Thomas Scholarships, Dean’s List, winner of IdeaBounce elevator pitch competition, IDEA Labs & Skandalaris Summer Fellowship EX T RAC U RR IC U LA R Project Manager and Publicity Chair for IDEA Labs, Founder and Vice President of WashU Popular Science Magazine, undergraduate researcher at Siteman Cancer Center


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Innovate. COMPETITIONS AND PROGRAMS » Bear Cub Fund Grants » BioEntrepreneurship Core

We challenge our students to develop big ideas, and we prepare

» Discovery Competition

them to lead.

» Dutia and Grewal Global Impact Award

We believe in learning by doing. And we are looking for

» The Hatchery

the next generation of entrepreneurs who want to turn

» IdeaBounce®

ideas into products, companies, and social movements.

» Olin Cup Competition » Skandalaris Center » Washington University Technology Entrepreneurs » YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition

Students have access to entrepreneurship programs and competitions, and they are able to take advantage of the many resources in St. Louis and through alumni around the world when starting a new venture.

My engineering classes have taught me that the answer isn’t always in front of you. It’s the same with entrepreneurship. If you want to do something and no one is doing it already, you just have to jump right in and create it yourself. I was lucky enough to have WashU to support me as I learned the ropes.” Nick CL AS S O F 2016 • HO M E T O W N Dallas, Texas M AJ O RS Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development HO NO RS Dean’s List, John B. Ervin Scholar, Civic Scholar E XT RACU RRI CU L AR Studio: TESLA, Slaughter Project Dance Company, Resident Advisor

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A financial burden had rested on my family’s shoulders for years. But WashU told me it wanted me with such strength

that it lifted the burden right off my back and put it upon its own. WashU has given me an opportunity to truly pursue who I am and what I want to devote myself to.” Lizzie CLA S S OF 2019 • H OMET O WN Memphis, Tennessee M A J O RS Neuroscience and Spanish EX T R ACU RRI CU LA R Niños, Cambios, y Puertas; Leadership Through Service Counselor

When I was accepted to WashU, I was of course overjoyed. But I was nervous about the financial aspect. Student Financial Services took a second look at my family’s situation, increased my financial aid package, and cost no longer was an obstacle for me to attend my dream school.” Carter C LAS S O F 2018 • HO M E T O W N Maui, Hawaii M AJO RS Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain Management • M I NO R Spanish HO N O RS Howard and Joyce Wood Scholar • E XT RACU RRI CU L AR Men’s Club Water Polo Team, Olin Peer Ambassador, University Judicial Board

Washington University was the dream school, but all I saw was the price tag. Without financial aid, I feared all it would

ever be was a dream. WashU gave me the world, and for that, I owe them a better world.” Deko CLA S S OF 2017 • H OMET O WN Kansas City, Missouri M A J OR Electrical Engineering • M INO R Energy Engineering EX T R A CU RRI CU LA R Varsity Track and Field, WashU Engineering summer research fellow, CEO and co-founder of See3 LLC

I come from a farm in Appalachia, and without financial aid at WashU, college would have put me several hundred thousand dollars in debt. It’s simply amazing what the university has done for me and my family, and I will always appreciate the opportunity they have given me.” Forrest C LAS S O F 2019 • HO M E T O W N Rutland, Ohio M AJOR Undecided • M I NO R Writing EXT R ACU RRI CU L AR Executive Board of Thai Student Association, HURD Student Technology Coordinator


FINANCIAL AID

Afford. ADMITTED STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL NEED FULLY COV ERED

We feel strongly that cost should

100%

education.

never be a barrier to an exceptional

Three things to know about financial assistance at Washington University:

» No-loan assistance packages for families with low incomes

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financial assistance counselor to understand its

» Awards that range up to the full cost of attendance » Merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships (separate applications are required) » Simple financial assistance application process using our free Family Financial Profile (ffp.wustl.edu) » A commitment to helping you throughout your undergraduate years

Each family has its own Washington University unique circumstances.

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If you are admitted, we work closely with you to fully meet your financial need.

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We provide scholarships — not loans — to students with limited financial resources, so they can graduate debt-free and ready to take on the world.

Contact us so we can work with you and your family to help you realize your dreams. Visit admissions.wustl.edu to access the financial assistance forms, and please feel free to call Student Financial Services anytime to speak confidentially with a counselor. Start the conversation early!

Call Student Financial Services at: (888) 547-6670 or (314) 935-5900

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NEXT STEPS

Visit. OPTIONAL INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE. For more information or to schedule your visit, go to visit.wustl.edu or call (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 to speak with our visit coordinators.

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Nothing beats a personal experience. We encourage you and your family to visit our campus. Each campus visit includes a group information session and a campus tour led by a current student. The rest of your visit is customized to suit your personal interests.


NEXT STEPS

Apply. APPLY TO WASHINGTO N UNIVERSITY ELECTRONICALLY. The Common Application may be submitted at commonapp.org. Visit admissions.wustl.edu or call us at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 for specific details on applying.

We take your application for admission to Washington University very seriously. Our admissions committee reviews and assesses each application personally. Admission to Washington University is both selective and competitive. Students who come to WashU have challenged themselves academically and personally during their high school years and are required to have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

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APPLY The DUC

Apply:

The Common Application may be submitted at commonapp.org.

Visit admissions.wustl.edu or call us at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 for specific details on applying.

EARLY DECISION OPTION

WHAT WE CONSIDER IN MAKING OUR ADMISSION DECISIONS

APPLYING FOR FIRST-YEAR OR T R A N S F E R A D M I SS I O N

If WashU is your first choice, we encourage you to apply under the Early Decision (ED) option. Applying ED signifies a binding commitment that you will attend if admitted. You may only apply to one school under a binding ED plan. Early Decision admission, deferral, and denial letters will be mailed December 15 for applications that are received by the November 15 deadline. Applications for regular decision are due January 15.

Washington University students have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, and have taken a rigorous course load in high school complemented by extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience. Your senior-year transcript should show that you continue to take demanding courses. Most applicants take advantage of honors, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate courses, if offered by their high schools.

For your application file to be complete, we must receive the following materials by the deadline for the decision plan you select:

Most candidates’ transcripts include: • 4 years of English • 4 years of mathematics (Architecture, Business, and Engineering strongly recommend calculus) • 3–4 years of history or social science

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS You are encouraged to apply for academic scholarships that match your interests and experience. These awards range up to the full cost of attendance and are awarded based on merit. Our scholarships brochure is sent to all students on our mailing list. You can also go to admissions.wustl.edu for details and to apply.

• 3–4 years of laboratory science • At least 2 years of a foreign language • Both chemistry and physics, as well as the most challenging math programs available, for students who plan to do coursework in Engineering, Sciences, and/or Pre-medicine Other important parts of your application: • Grades and class rank (if your school ranks students) • Counselor and teacher recommendations • Essay • Extracurricular and community activities • Standardized test scores » Either SAT or ACT, writing is not required. » SAT Subject tests are not required. » Test results from any of your high school years are acceptable, though we encourage senioryear testing. » We consider only the highest individual scores from each test, whenever they occurred.

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• Common Application • All supporting materials, including a teacher recommendation, school report for first-year admission or dean’s report for transfer admission, official transcript, and nonrefundable application fee • See admissions.wustl.edu for further details and to complete the forms online Admissions decision plans: Washington University offers two decision plans — early and regular. Early Decision is a binding commitment that you will enroll here if admitted. We encourage you to apply Early Decision if Washington University is your first choice. The deadline is November 15, and you will be notified by December 15. The Regular Decision plan is appropriate if you are interested in Washington University but are unsure whether it’s your top choice. Applications are due by January 15, and notification letters will be sent by April 1. If English is not your primary language: Either TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required of all international students for whom English is a second language and recommended for U.S. citizens whose second language is English. The tests administered in December 2016 will be the last ones accepted for fall 2017 admission.


Apply:

The Common Application may be submitted electronically at commonapp.org.

Visit admissions.wustl.edu or call us at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 for specific details on applying.

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Application Calendar FIRST-YEAR APPLICATION DEADLINES

EARLY DECISION

REGUL AR DECISION

Complete Application Due (Common Application, Support Materials, and Nonrefundable $75 Fee) ◆

November 15 ◆

January 15 ◆

Academic Scholarship and Fellowship Applications Due by 5 p.m. CT

January 15

January 15 ◆

Admission Decision Mailed

December 15

April 1

Candidate Reply Date ◆

Two weeks from date of admission and financial assistance notification

May 1

◆ Materials must be received by the date listed.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS

EARLY DECISION

REGUL AR DECISION

Submit WashU’s Family Financial Profile (FFP) at ffp.wustl.edu or submit CSS-PROFILE online at www.collegeboard.org (our PROFILE code is 6929)

November 15 ★

February 1 ★

Submit the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov (our FAFSA code is 002520)

November 15

February 1

December 15 (within a few days of notification of admission)

April 1 (within a few days of notification of admission)

Financial Assistance Decision Mailed

★ International students may submit the Washington University Family Financial Profile or the CSS-PROFILE by the given deadlines.

TR ANSFER STUDENT DEADLINES Admission Application

March 15

Financial Assistance Application

March 15

Admission Decision Mailed

Mid-May

Candidate Reply Date

June 1

Undergraduate Charges

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Tuition

$48,950

Student Activity Fee

$490

Student Health & Wellness Fee

$330

Average University Room and Board

$15,596

University Charges

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2016–17 ACADEMIC YEAR Room and board rates depend on the room and meal plan selected. The rate shown is for a double room in a modern residence hall and the Silver meal plan. Additional costs for books and supplies vary with the course of study. Some programs of study may require specific computer equipment. Additional expenses not billed by the university vary by student.


CONSUMER IN FORMATION Federal law requires colleges and universities to provide consumer information to prospective students and their families. Please go to wustl.edu/policies/student-consumer.html for consumer information concerning our notice of availability of institutional and financial aid information; contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information; and general institution information, including privacy of student records, services for students with disabilities, educational programs, accreditations, costs, computer use and copyright infringement policies, student diversity, price of attendance, refund and withdrawal policies, teacher preparation information, student financial assistance (assistance that is available from federal, state, local, and institutional programs; federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations; and student loan information), health and safety information, student outcome information (retention rate, graduation rate, job placement, etc.), our intercollegiate athletic program participation rates, financial support data, and voter registration information.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. Our University Police Department is available 24/7. Each year we publish Safety and Security, a brochure detailing what to do and whom to contact in an emergency, as well as publishing our federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics, and key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at police.wustl.edu/clerylogsandreports, or a paper copy will be provided to you upon request. (8 0 0) 6 3 8 - 0 7 0 0 • A D M I S S I O N S . W U S T L . E D U

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2017 Undergraduate Viewbook, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Washington University in St. Louis