<p>Does Legacy Hold Any Weight At Wash U?
My Brother Attends Wash U.
I Have A Good Gpa.
I Don't Know About The Sat's Yet.

<p>I know a number of siblings who go here, so it might help.</p>

<p>my dad's an alum, and when i applied, they sent a letter saying that though they could no longer guarantee admission for legacies, they would give "every consideation" to them, so i think as long as you're competetive anyways, it'll give you an edge.</p>

<p>*that should be consideration</p>

<p>lucky :(

<p>Wash U loves siblings! You have a good chance especially if your grades are good.</p>

<p>My eldest daughter, a sophomore, mentions sibling friends all the time - she says they are very common. My youngest daughter was accepted ED and will join her there in the fall.</p>

<p>I do think it makes a difference, though from what I've seen - both siblings would have gotten in on their own merit.</p>

<p>Fact is, there are similarities between parents and children, brothers and sisters. If one is talented enough to be at Wash U - why not the other? And, clearly there is a legitimate "interest" with a legacy - always a key word at this school.</p>

<p>I also have two kids there, but different schools.</p>

<p>My son is a sophmore at WUSTL and his sister will be a freshman there next fall. She was accepted early decision. I think that although she had all the right stats, etc., having a sibling there was an important factor in her acceptance. I am also very glad that both of my kids will be at the same school for 2 years-</p>

<p>Echoing all the others, especially missmolly, washu loves siblings.</p>

<p>everyone else says that they see siblings at the school so legacy must count.</p>

<p>when i attended an informational meeting there, a parent/kid asked how much legacy counted, and the woman said flat out "it doesn't count at all."</p>

<p>I think every school, to some degree, regards legacy as an admissions factor. Both my aunt and my dad attended Wash U for their undergrads and I got a letter afterwards basically saying that my application would have special consideration, but no guarantees could be made. I think it just gives otherwise equally competitive applicants an edge.</p>

<p>I think that legacy shows that you're actually interested in attending the university. WashU is all about accepting those who show genuine interest, and I think legacy helps in that department.</p>

<p>Don't get too excited if you're a legacy. I met highly qualified students (as part of WashU's summer program) who were legacies and were deferred admission as ED applicants.</p>

<p>Last time I checked a deferral wasn't a rejection :) Do you know how these kids did regular decision time?</p>

<p>Apparently it plays some sort of a factor, I was just admitted and here's a direct quote from my admission letter: "Though you already have special ties to the University, we are confident that you, personally, will be an outstanding member of the Washington University community."</p>

<p>My youngest daughter's ED acceptance letter had the same intro. (Her sister attends.)</p>

<p>Legacy may or may not be a strong factor, but it is one the school is aware of.</p>

<p>On Wash U's profile on college board "alumni relations" is listed as "considered" for admissions.</p>

<p>College</a> Search - Washington University in St. Louis - Washington U. - Admission</p>

<p>2/4 students at my daughter's high school were accepted. She had better GPA / SATs, national merit finalist, visited campus last year, went to interview in NYC and both parent's are alumni. She was waitlisted. Accepted students played sports. Under the new Chancellor, sports has become a focus - never was under Danforth. 14 Division III championships since the 90's. None before.</p>

<p>NJDad, Did your D apply ED? Many schools only give extra consideration to legacy if you apply ED. I guess they figure that as a legacy you and your parents should know enough about the school that you would be willing to apply ED if you really want to attend.</p>