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Washington University in St. Louis- Admissions, Courses, Fees, and More
Basic Information:
Washington University in St. Louis (Wash. U., or WUSTL) is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries.

Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as "The Washington University," the university is occasionally referred to as "WUSTL," an acronym derived from its initials. More commonly, however, students refer to the university as "Wash. U." To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.

The Department of Biology has received national recognition for the contributions of its faculty in genetics, neuroscience, development, population biology, plant biology, and other areas of specialization. Work being done in the Department has broad implications for the treatment of disease and genetic anomalies, the preservation of endangered species, the development of food crops, and many other global problems centered in the life sciences. The Biology Department has a distinguished history, highlighted by the 1986 Nobel Prize awarded to two former members of the department, Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen, for their discovery at Washington University of the Nerve Growth Factor. Today, the Department includes four professors who are members of the National Academy of Sciences and many others who have gained international distinction for their research.

Undergraduate Programs:
The College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University St. Louis offers an undergraduate program through its biology program. Several tracks are offered for biology majors, including evolution and ecology; genomics and computational biology; molecular biology and biochemistry; and neurosciences. Students wishing to complete the neuroscience track apply for admission during their sophomore year at Washington University St. Louis. A student graduating with a major in biology should be well educated in the history of scientific discovery in biology, the logical and statistical procedures used to formulate and to test biological hypotheses, and technical skills needed for conducting contemporary biological research. The Department of Biology also offers an undergraduate major in environmental biology.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a four-year curricular leading to a professional baccalaureate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BS) which is designed to prepare students for graduate school, medical school or industry. The BS in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Graduate level courses are open to qualified, upper level undergraduates. These courses offer advanced training in selected areas of bioimedical engineering.

Freshman applicants are eligible to apply for the University Scholars Program in Medicine, which offers dual admission to Washington University St. Louis for undergraduate and medical school.

Undergraduate tuition: $40,950/year. WUSL offers merit-based scholarships to students who show exceptional aptitude. Loans and grants are also available to students for financial assistance.

Graduate Programs:
The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences offers 12 PhD programs. The programs are: Biochemistry; Computational and Molecular Biophysics; Computational and Systems Biology; Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology; Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology; Human & Statistical Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Cell Biology; Molecular Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis; Neurosciences; and Plant and Microbial Biosciences.

The graduate program in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences is unique from other graduate programs. In a traditional graduate program, a student might be one of a few dozen working in a narrowly defined department. At Washington University in St. Louis, graduate students are admitted to a Division of 500 students and more than 330 faculty members from 31 departments who teach and work in programs on both the hilltop and medical campuses. This organization fosters interaction among Programs, students and faculty. What boundaries exist are easily and regularly crossed. The Division serves scientists and their work. Each student receives personal attention, and the course of study is customized as his or her education requires.

The School of Engineering offers a program in biomedical engineering for either a master’s of science degree or PhD. PhD students must complete a core curriculum, fulfill a distribution requirement, satisfactorily complete two research rotations, pass the qualifying examination and complete a research dissertation. The master’s degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option.

Admission to graduate programs varies based on programs, but students should in general have four years of science, at least two years of mathematics, four years of English, and four years of a foreign language. GRE scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are required for admission.

Tuition: $40,950. Most full-time graduate students are eligible for financial assistance through teaching or research assistantships.

Continuing Education:
Washington University in St. Louis offers education to adults through its University College of Arts and Sciences. Master’s and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificates, are available in Clinical Research Management. The program also offers a master’s of science in Applied Health Behavior Research.

University College offers a post-baccalaureate degree for students preparing to apply to medical school. The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (Post Bac Pre Med) at Washington University in St. Louis enables qualified college graduates to take core and elective science and math courses that satisfy medical school admission requirements. Students may take approved elective courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities that provide a broad context and skill set for the practice of medicine today. The program is flexible to support students who need most or all medical school prerequisites, as well as those who have completed most or all of those prerequisites but need additional preparation. Admission to the program requires transcripts, a 500-word essay, a current resume, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Applied 28,823
Admitted 4,763 17%
Enrolled total 1,488
Full Time: 1,488
Part Time 0

Test - 25th % - 75th %
SAT Reading - 690 - 760
SAT Math - 710 - 780
SAT Writing - 0 - 0
ACT Composite - 32 - 34
ACT English - 32 - 35
ACT Math - 32 - 35
ACT Writing - 0 - 0

Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 84%
6-year graduation rate 93%

Other Information:
90 Degree Programs, almost 1500 Courses
19 Washington University graduate and professional programs in top-10 rankings (Us News and World Reports)
Six major world rankings of leading universities include Washington University in the top 12% and 5 of the 6 place the university in the top 10% of universities in the world.

Undergraduate Programs and Majors:
Biology (BS)
Environmental Biology (BS)

Graduate Programs:
Biochemistry (PhD)
Computational and Molecular Biophysics (PhD)
Computational and Systems Biology (PhD)
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology (PhD)
Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology (PhD)
Human & Statistical Genetics (PhD)
Immunology (PhD)
Molecular Cell Biology (PhD)
Molecular Genetics and Genomics (PhD)
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis (PhD)
Neurosciences (PhD)
Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PhD)
Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Dual Degree Programs:
University Scholars Program in Medicine (BS/MD)
Biomedical Engineering MS/MBA
Physician Scientist MD/PhD

Application Deadlines:
Undergraduate: November 15th, Early Decision; January 15th, Regular Decision
Graduate: Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences: December 1st
Biomedical Engineering: January 15th
WUSL accepts the common application, available at:
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