Wash U class of 2026 boasts a record-low acceptance rate of 10% and increased diversity.
Washington University is now the 14th highest ranked University nationally according to U.S. News and World Report
The unprecedented admissions cycle yielded more applicants, a lower acceptance rate and a higher number of students accepting the University’s offer of admission.
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.
Under new guidelines for campus visits, admitted students have been touring Washington University’s campus, remaining mostly outdoors
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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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