Today’s college students want to have an impact and to make contributions toward solving national and international challenges in a variety of areas, including
environment and climate change,
security, hunger, inequality, and poverty. Just as important, they understand they are citizens of a global society.
At WashU, 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 WashU.
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.
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.