• Taylor Ngyuen

Washington University School of Medicine


  • Cost

  • Cost of education includes all charges plus living expenses

  • Single amount for tuition, no additional fees (such as health care, hospitalization, or disability insurance)

  • Tuition remains the same for four year programs (fixed tuition rate) and there is a fixed amount financial aid

  • Estimated expenses for a student in a four year program

  • Tuition stabilization plan: $68,480

  • books/med supplies: $700

  • Medical instruments: $461

  • Housing and food: $14,779

  • Personal: $2,491

  • Travel: $2,539

  • Total: $89,450

  • Washington Uni has ranked second lowest in average medical school debt for the past four out of five years

  • Average debt amount for public medical schools is $193,186

  • Average debt amount for private medical schools is $215,005

  • Washington is significantly less: $107,972

  • Financial aid

  • Half of all students are granted a full-tuition scholarship

  • Financial aids can loan up to $33,000 a year


  • MCAT scores for admissions

  • MCAT scores must be only up to three years old when applying

  • Mean MCAT score for the most recent class of Washington Uni was 37.3 (98th percentile) which is equivalent to a current score of 523-525 (prior to 2016)

  • Average: 518-519 (new MCAT)

  • Washington Uni does not officially disclose the MCAT scores and data of accepted students

  • Most acceptants are in the 98th-100th percentile


  • GPA for admissions

  • Average GPA (unweighted): 3.85

  • Average GPA (weighted): 4.15


  • Acceptance rates

  • About 4,776 applications per year

  • 47 applications per position

  • 101 first-year students enrolled

  • A little over 2% of applicants are enrolled in the MD program


  • Location

  • Located along the eastern edge of Forest Park in St. Louis, Washington (central west end of city)

  • Medical center (which includes the school) also includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

  • City offers professional sports in baseball and hockey

  • Wide range of options for dining and entertainment


  • What the school is known for

  • Faculty members are recognized nationally and worldwide as leaders in their fields

  • Includes 15 National Academy of Science fellows, 27 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 5 investigators with NIH MERIT status

  • Master clinicians and researchers teach students

  • Culture of camaraderie and support

  • Flexible curriculum

  • Opportunities after graduation

  • Highest ranked programs in the country

  • Medical education

  • Occupational therapy

  • Audiology and communication sciences

  • Physical therapy

  • Patient care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital

  • Robust research enterprise

  • $686.4 million in faculty grants and contracts


  • Student testimonials

  • Larisa

  • “The best thing about my school is that every single person I have met is incredibly kind and passionate about the subject that they are studying.”

  • Emilia

  • “Washington Uni...is geared towards making sure that the individual undergraduate student has all the necessary resources available.”

  • Swazoo

  • “My school has such a beautiful campus, I stop for a moment to just look at it sometimes. It also has excellent food that most other schools don’t really have.”

  • Daisy

  • “The best thing about Washington University in St. Louis is its many educational resources for students. The university has many programs to promote academic excellence from all of its students.”




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