Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)


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Washington University in St. Louis is ranked 21 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 58 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 45%
Applicants who took ACT 68%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+74%
600-69924%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+83%
600-69916%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3695%
24-295%
24+100%

Students applied29,259
Students admitted4,898
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,950
Fees$820
Room and board$15,596
Estimated book expense$980
Total cost$66,346

Cost after need-based aid$28,729
Cost after non-need-based aid$59,533

Average debt at graduation$24,243

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$62,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,617
Average non-need-based aid$6,813

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,504

Full-Time

Men3,308
Women3,511

Part-Time

Men256
Women429

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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