A class meeting outdoors in the Brookings Quad

Early Decision and WashU

Every year, as the Early Decision deadlines approach, I hear a lot of rumors about this application plan. Students tell me things that a neighbor, older cousin, or friend’s brother’s uncle once said to them about Early Decision, so I want to spend my time in this blog post talking about the facts and myths of Early Decision (ED) directly from me, a WashU Admissions Officer.

Summer at WashU

Visit WashU this Summer!

Admissions at WashU is excited for summer and visits from our prospective students to campus. As the season changes, so will our visit structure – so read on for more information about Summer 2022!

Henry Barry blog alumnus

Where are they now? Henry Barry

When Henry Barry – College of Arts & Sciences class of 2015 – was a student blogger, he wrote about his classes, life on campus, and all of the things he was glad he did, or wish he had done sooner, at WashU.


Where are they now? Katie Ehrlich

When Katie Ehrlich – Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts class of 2018 – was a student blogger, she used her photojournalism skills to create a “Photo of the Week” series capturing scenes of life around campus.

A Day in the Life

Thank you to all that attended our first #WashU Wednesday Webinar about student life! Our panel of students answered questions about everything under the sun from athletics and housing, to St. Louis and “Why WashU?” If you missed it—you can view it here.

NEW Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering!

Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is delighted to announce a new degree in Environmental Engineering launching in spring of 2019.

Joint Degree Program – Bachelor of Science in Business and Computer Science

Introducing a new joint degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Business and Computer Science.

Why Wait? All About Early Decision

If WashU is your first choice – and we hope it is – we strongly encourage you to apply Early Decision (ED)!

WashU Virtual Tour

Haven’t visited campus yet? Take a virtual tour!

We know it’s easier to picture yourself at a school when you see it for yourself. But we also know it’s not always possible to visit – or maybe you just haven’t had the opportunity yet.

Sculpture to Commemorate 1904 Olympics on WashU Campus

The site of the 1904 Olympic Games on the WashU campus is getting international recognition with the dedication Friday, Sept. 28, of an Olympic rings sculpture that will sit permanently near historic Francis Field. Read More

WashU Bear Mascot

A Student’s Quest to be the WashU Bear

It’s Day One of mascot tryouts at WashU, and Priyanka Deodhar, an exchange student from France, is hopeful.

Azores, Portugal

WashU Students Travel to Azores, Portugal

Volcanic craters, fumeroles and hot springs mark the rugged landscape of São Miguel island, in the remote Portuguese Azores, where undergraduate students from WashU traveled to study field geology techniques during their 2018 spring break.

What did WashU students do during summer vacation?

What did Washington University students do on their summer vacation? Design planes. Research cancer. Study baboons. The WashU Career Center reports students spent the summer of 2018 conducting groundbreaking research, serving their communities and working in their fields. Read more

WashU Near You

Are you looking for a world-class education and a close-knit and supportive community? Ready to ask some big questions and study a diverse array of subjects? Want to know about campus life, our traditions, and how to get involved beyond the classroom? Do you have questions about the application process and financial assistance? The Office […]

students in lab

Your Ideas Know no Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries is a new educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges. The Beyond Boundaries Program is a unique two-year program that equips students to make a difference in a complicated world. Students in the program enter WashU unaffiliated with any school, allowing them to address challenges […]

Discover #WashU

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you to attend one of our 2018 Discover WashU Days! Your visit will include: An admissions presentation A student-led campus tour StL Panel: Student Life and the WashU Community Beyond the Classroom Panel: Services and Support In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the […]

Exciting Changes for Fall 2019 First-Year Applicants

Updates for the Class of 2023 Washington University accepts either the Common Application or the Coalition Application. The Common Application is available at www.commonapp.org. The Coalition Application is available at www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org. Both applications will be available on August 1, 2018. Early Decision II Fall 2019 applicants will have the opportunity to apply to our new Early Decision II […]

Andrew D. Martin

Meet WashU’s New Chancellor

Andrew D. Martin has been appointed chancellor of Washington University, effective June 1, 2019. He will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019. Martin, 45, earned his doctorate in political science from Washington University in 1998, and was a member of […]