Applications to include supplemental essay requirement starting fall 2019

Future applicants to Washington University will be required to submit a supplemental essay with their application materials starting fall 2019.

Emma Baker | News Editor

Staff Editorial: Mind your Ps and Qs

In the never-ending flood of college application essays, Washington University has long stood out as the lone soldier asking only for the generalized Common Application question.

Op-ed: Class of 2022 statement on peaceful protests

Whether it be through the national school walkout on March 14, protests, contacting local representatives or awareness campaigns, we encourage our fellow class of 2022 members to join us in speaking out and taking action against the heinous gun violence plaguing our country.

Class of 2022 members

Black student enrollment decreases for class of 2021

Black student enrollment at Washington University fell from 12.4 percent to 11 percent this year according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Dorian DeBose | Contributing Reporter

Wash. U. to support class of 2022 applicants who peacefully protest

“March on,” the statement from Washington University ends, pledging to prospective students in the class of 2022 that they will not face consequences from the University if they are disciplined for engaging in peaceful protests.

Emma Baker | News Editor

Staff ed: Admissions doesn’t stop at acceptance

The University is better at admitting black students but clearly needs to work on retaining them.

Wash. U. moves up one spot in national U.S. News rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington University as the 18th best national university in this year’s annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings list, released Sept. 12.

Aiden Blinn | Contributing Reporter

First-year numbers see no major change

Washington University’s class of 2021, in many ways, appears strikingly similar to its predecessor.

Ali Gold | Staff Reporter

WU receives record number of applicants

Washington University received a record number of applicants for the class of 2021, with the final total coming in at more than 30,464 students who applied, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced to the board of trustees Friday. The total number of applicants reflects a 4 percent increase from last year, which saw 29,197 applicants, and a 28 percent increase since 2008, with 22,005.

| Staff Reporter

SAT scores don’t tell an objective story

As you have probably heard, Washington University was recently listed by Business Insider as the college with the eighth-highest SAT scores in the nation. While that’s undeniably something to celebrate, the continued emphasis on test scores in college admissions highlights a number of issues in the admissions process.