The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis aspires to discover the unknown, educate students and serve society. Our strategy focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, and security. Through innovative partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — we will contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.
Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world.
Today’s college students want to have an impact, and they want to make contributions toward solving national and international challenges in areas including health, energy, environment, security and poverty. Just as important, they understand they are citizens in a global society.
What high school students may not know is that engineering has become a universal degree for those who enjoy math and science, no matter what career path they ultimately choose. You find today’s engineering graduates pursuing careers in medicine, law, business, architecture and public policy, as well as engineering.
Today’s engineering student is one who can see the connection between studying engineering and benefiting society; one who is an innovative thinker and wants to work across disciplines to solve problems.
Most candidates’ transcripts include:
four years of English
four years of mathematics (the School of Engineering & Applied Science recommends calculus)
three to four years of history and social science
three to four years of laboratory science (the School of Engineering & Applied Science recommends biology, chemistry and physics)
at least two years of a foreign language
Senior-year transcript should show strong academic success in demanding courses. 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.