Undergraduate Admissions

We are taking innovation, technology and scientific excellence to new heights. As a McKelvey engineer, you’ll come alongside us as we produce new knowledge to solve national and international challenges that will change the world.

Find your place at McKelvey Engineering

As a student at the McKelvey School of Engineering, you’ll work with our expert faculty to tackle real-world challenges. With more than a dozen undergraduate engineering programs, you'll be sure to find your place in our community of scholars. 

Looking to do more outside of the classroom? Lead a student organization in designing a functioning rocket, airplane or racecar. Travel to communities in need to provide clean drinking water and safe infrastructure. Perform cutting-edge research in labs at our nationally ranked School of Medicine.

And when you're ready to start your application, visit Undergraduate Admission to learn how to apply. 

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At Washington University,

You will see the connections between studying engineering and benefiting society.

You will be in a community of innovative thinkers who want to work across disciplines to solve problems.

You will challenge assumptions, make compelling arguments, push comfort zones, and embrace learning through mutual respect. 

You will explore, learn, grow, and lead. Engineer your way. Engineer at McKelvey.

Student Profiles

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Admission Information

How do we make our admissions decisions?

Students who come to Washington University have challenged themselves academically and personally during their high school years. Most candidates’ transcripts include four years of English, four years of mathematics (the McKelvey School of Engineering recommends calculus), three to four years of history and social science, three to four years of laboratory science (the McKelvey School of Engineering recommends biology, chemistry, and physics), and at least two years of a foreign language. Your senior-year transcript should show that you are continuing to take demanding courses and are doing well in them. Most applicants take advantage of honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses — if offered by their high schools. We also take into consideration standardized testing, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and an essay.


Nondiscrimination Policy

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.