Tool December 2017

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 16 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 40 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 37%
Applicants who took ACT 72%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+72%
600-69927%
600+99%

SAT Math Score

700+80%
600-69918%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3693%
24-297%
24+100%

Students applied29,197
Students admitted4,827
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,650
Fees$883
Room and board$16,006
Estimated book expense$992
Total cost$68,531

Cost after need-based aid$28,022
Cost after non-need-based aid$62,420

Average debt at graduation$23,577

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$66,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$40,509
Average non-need-based aid$6,111

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,540

Full-Time

Men3,298
Women3,617

Part-Time

Men220
Women405

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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