admissions

WU admits 3,600 students, record-low 10% of applicants, to Class of 2026

Wash U class of 2026 boasts a record-low acceptance rate of 10% and increased diversity.

| Staff Writer

WU rises from 16th to 14th in U.S. News ranking for best national university

Washington University is now the 14th highest ranked University nationally according to U.S. News and World Report

| Staff Reporter

As the class of 2025 prepares to arrive on campus, administrators and incoming students reflect on how COVID changed the admissions process

The unprecedented admissions cycle yielded more applicants, a lower acceptance rate and a higher number of students accepting the University’s offer of admission. 

| Contributing Reporter

Residential Life changes housing assignments for 150 students after WU admits ‘unexpectedly large’ freshman class, frustrating sophomores

Sophomores said that they were shocked and saddened by the housing assignment changes that relocated many of them from the South 40 to the Northside.

| Senior News Editor

Admitted students begin to tour campus outdoors as WU adjusts visitor guidelines

Under new guidelines for campus visits, admitted students have been touring Washington University’s campus, remaining mostly outdoors

| Managing Editor

WU receives record number of applications, admits 4,374 students in a tumultuous college admissions cycle

Washington University received 33,634 applications to the class of 2025, marking a 20% increase from last cycle, with 4,374 total students admitted at an overall acceptance rate of 13%.

| News Editor

Virtual programming attempts to replace college visits for COVID-era high school seniors

To expose students to the University’s atmosphere in the best way that they can, programming directed at prospective students this fall includes mock classes, virtual campus visits, online high school visits and academic theme days.

Clara Richards | Staff Reporter

‘Our moral responsibility’: Martin on need-blind admissions

Previously, Martin was the dean of the College of Literature, Sciences, and Arts at the University of Michigan, a need-blind institution. In line with his experiences at Michigan, Martin said he wants to make need-blind admissions a top priority at Washington University.

| Staff Reporter

WU establishes start-up grant program for incoming students

The first grant will consist of one $500 portion to cover or subsidize the cost of a computer. The second is worth $1,500 and is intended to cover essential items like winter clothes, textbooks or travel over both semesters.

| Senior News Editor

Staff editorial: Need-blind admissions a necessity, not an ‘ideal’

Becoming a need-blind institution that meets full need could attract more socioeconomic diversity to Washington University, the real “ideal” Wrighton should be looking toward.

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