WashU ED1 Results 2024

Hopefully this helps some future applicants. Use this format (feel free to add whatever you like) to post your stats and decision. Congratulations to those accepted. See you there!

Decision:

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT:
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

General Thoughts/Tips:

Decision: Accepted Olin (joint program in business and computer science)

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT: 35 (M34, S34, R35, E35)
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98 UW/ 4.76W
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 7/350

AP (place score in parenthesis):
13 APs
Sent 5
Physics Mechanics(5)
English lang(4)
Research(4)
Micro(3)
World History(3)

IB (place score in parenthesis):

Senior Year Course Load:

A lot:
AP computer science
Linear algebra
AP stats
AP chem
AP gov
Spanish 4
AP English lit

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

General Thoughts/Tips:

Decision: Accepted-Biolgy/Pre Med

SAT I (breakdown):1560(780 Reading/Writing & 780 Math)
ACT:n/a
SAT II:n/a
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9875
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):top 10%
AP (place score in parenthesis):Calc(5), Bio(5), English Lit(5), Physics(3), Psych(5)
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:4 APs
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMSC Semi Finaist, NHS, 3 years varsity crew & AP commeded

General Thoughts/Tips:

Decision: Accepted engineering school (James M)

SAT I (breakdown): 1320 (660,660) - didn’t submit
ACT: 32 (36R, 35E, 28M, 27S)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.79
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Calc AB, AP World, AP Spanish Lang (4), AP Spanish Lit (only submitted the Lang score so)
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Phys, KAP English, Business + economics, CS
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar
URM: African American girl (going into CS hopefully)
General Thoughts/Tips: I filled out the interest form to go to their invite-only fly-in program that occurred earlier this fall, this was a huge push for me. Spent a night on campus and made connections while getting to know the school and it finalized my decision.
I also applied to the dual CS/business program but my acceptance said they could not fit me there and I would be accepted into the engineering school which is wonderful as well.

Accepted for engineering

SAT I (breakdown): 1550 (760 RW, 790 M)
ACT: 35 (36 all sections except 33 math)
SAT II: 680 on world history, math 1, 740 chem, did not submit any
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9+? 94.8 on 100 pt. scale
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a but estimated in top 10% by counselor
AP (place score in parenthesis): world history (4), biology (5), statistics (5) (also taking lang/lit, usgov, calc ab, italian)
IB (place score in parenthesis): Math SL (6)
Senior Year Course Load: see above aps + standard level physics
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national merit scholar, ap scholar

had a lot of demonstrated interest! emailed back and forth with my admissions officer, also had a lot of support from school counselor and good recs.

congratulations to everyone accepted!

Pick one:
Decision: Accepted

Objective:

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT: 35 (35 E, 35 M, 35 R, 33 S)
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): School doesn’t give unweighted but it is around 3.8, W
Weighted GPA: 4.56
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10% (School doesn’t give out exact rankings)
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP CSP (5), APUSH (5), AP US Gov (5), AP Lang (4) AP Physics 1 (3, did not submit)
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP French, AP Comparative Gov, AP Calc AB, AP Lit, AP Seminar, AP Euro
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honors Society, AP Scholar w/ Distinction

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Tennis (9, 10, 11, 12): 15 hrs/week during the Spring, Club Tennis (9, 10, 11, 12): 8hrs/week all other months, Co-President of Democrats Club (12), Co-President of Operation Smile Club (11, 12), involvement in some other clubs too
Job/Work Experience: N/A
Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at a summer camp for kids w/ disabilities (90 hours), some other minor stuff
Summer Activities: Florida Girls State (Summer b/w Junior and Senior year), lots of tennis
Essays:
Common App (7-8/10), I’d say it was decently unique
WashU Supplement: (6-7/10), nothing too special, just wrote about my interest in politics
Teacher Recommendation:
APUSH Teacher (9-10/10), knows me super well, loved his class
French Teacher (7-8/10), knows me pretty well, not super close but I had her junior year and this year as a senior, wrote about my desire to minor in French I think
Counselor Rec: (8-9/10), super nice, knew me very well
Additional Rec:
Interview: On campus, Went fine, didn’t think it went horribly, but didn’t think it went amazingly

Other

State (if domestic applicant): Florida
Country (if international applicant):
Intended major(s): Political Science
School Type: Private
Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
Gender: Female
Income Bracket: Not sure exactly but I’d say, upper class
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Full pay, asian applying for political science maybe?

Reflection: So excited I got in! WashU Class of 2024

Strengths: ACT, GPA, decent extracurriculars
Weaknesses: Not a ton of community service, but I still had 90 hours so I feel like it was okay.
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I showed a ton of interest and I think my ACT score helped!

Accepted for A&S/ Econ

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT: 36 (36R, 36E, 35M, 36S)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.64 (4.03 W)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (5), Chem (4)
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: 5 APs
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

General Thoughts/Tips: ESSAYS!!!

My son planning to apply for ED2 . Can you give some recommendation on essays and what is unweighted GPA score they expect? It is great school

WashU only uses one supplemental essay; depending on which school you are applying to the topic may change slightly if you are applying for merit scholarships. When I visited I was told by admissions to make sure you don’t just summarize your topic of choice, but explain how it motivates you and how it will connect to your college experience.

In the supplemental essay make sure he explains why washu is uniquely a good fit for him (no copy and pasting from other essays). Also I read somewhere that the average gpa of accepted applicants is around a 3.9-4, but every applicant is different. Also this number might change based on the school they are applying to.

Decision: Accepted, School of Engineering

SAT I (breakdown): 1540; 750 R/W and 790 Math
ACT: N/A
SAT II: N/A

Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 unweighted; 4.43 weighted

Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6/570

AP (place score in parenthesis): Took 15 AP classes throughout the 4 years of High School (Physics I, II, and C, Lang, Lit, Chemistry, US History, European History, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, US Government, Calculus BC, Statistics) but I didn’t report any scores on my common app.

Senior Year Course Load: AP Statistics, AP US Gov, AP Microeconomics, Calculus III/Differential Equations, AP Lit, AP Chemistry

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semi-Finalist; First Place National TSA (Technology Student Association) Conference plus an additional 3rd & 9th place finishes.

General Thoughts/Tips: Honestly, I wasn’t totally sure I could get in during the regular decision round so I went ED. Hope this info helps future applicants!

Decision: Accepted. (Is there another choice if you are doing ED? :smile: )
College of Arts and sciences, PNP major, premed track

SAT I (breakdown): Didn’t submit
ACT: 35 (35M, 35E, 35R, 33S)
SAT II: 800 Chemistry, 780 Math II
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Psych (5), AP Calc AB (5), AP Calc BC (5), AP Chem (4), APLAC (3, didn’t submit)

Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Lit, French VI, AP Stat, AP Physics II

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Varsity Forensics Team - Captain
Girl Up Club - President
Founded HSDem club
Officer of Middle Eastern and Asian Students club
2 summers in research lab at local university - very strong recommendation letter from one
Lots of demonstrated interest - campus tour, communications with admissions counselor
hospital volunteer work
Teaching dance - 3+ years
karate black belt - 2nd degree going for third
Essay - Strong
Supplemental essay - Strong
teacher recs - Math - probably very strong; science - probably strong
National Honors Society Member
AP Scholar with Distinction

General Thoughts/Tips:
The demonstrated interest, having strong ACT and SAT subject scores, doing well in AP exams, school teacher recs, and summer lab experience all helped.
Essay was quite unique and well written. Supplement was pretty good too and did a nice job of talking about how D’s interests and Washu’s “&” approach are a great match.

The whole process is nerve racking and takes a lot of effort but is great for self discovery and helps you focus on what is important to you.

Decision: Accepted!!!
Sam Fox School of Art and Design – Communication Design Major

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT: 29 ( 30/22/34/29) - Honestly idk how they accepted me with such a low score lol
SAT II:

Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.74
I got A’s in every class except for Math every year (including two C’s in sophomore year)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):N/A

AP (place score in parenthesis): School Does not Offer AP, we have our own version called CAS…
CAS Studio Art
CAS Theatre - 2 years
CAS history
Honors Design and Engineering
Honors English - 2 years
Honors Art History

IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
Senior Year Course Load:
Honors Art History
Comp. Sci
CAS History
Honors English
Calc.
Theatre
CAS art

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Blick Celebrating art Award X2
Solo Art Show over the summer
Captain Varsity Swim team - 4 years
President of Sustainability club - 2 years
Studio Assistant - 2 years
Photographer assistant - 4 years
Outside of school adult level art classes
Risd Pre - college
Had an interview on campus and went to visit

Portfolio:
Filled up 16/20 spots. Mainly paintings as that is what I am best at. I visited the school for a portfolio review and they told me it was very strong. I also got a rec letter from a parent there who is a working Artist.

General Thoughts/Tips:
I worked really hard on my essays. My supplement was about how art is the family business and everyone in my family is an artist. My common app essay was about getting my kidney out. I had a rec letter from my math teacher which think could have been a cool angle, since I have always struggled in math. I know I did not get in because of my stats as they are way lower than I have seen around.

Decision: accepted arts and sciences

SAT I (breakdown): 1560 (800 math, 760 other section)
ACT:
SAT II: 780 bio, 760 chem
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.9
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 9%
AP (place score in parenthesis):APUSH (5), AP CS A (5), AP calc BC (5), AP physics c mech(5), AP Biology (5), AP Literature (3), WHAP (5),
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Chem, AP econ (micro/macro), AP CS Principles, AP Language
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Some ap scholar (i forget)

General Thoughts/Tips:

SAT I (breakdown): 1570 (800 math, 770 R/W)
ACT: didn’t take
SAT II: 800 math, 780 chem
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8-ish unweighted/school doesn’t calculate gpa and doesn’t weight classes
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn’t rank
AP (place score in parenthesis): Lang(4) Calc BC (5) AB subscore (5) Bio (5) Chem (5)
Senior Year Course Load: Sr Eng, H Physics, AP Psych, AP Stats, AP Gov, Adv research, AP music theory, orchestra
Extra: Varsity 3 season athlete, jazz musician + section leader, weekly volunteer, summer lab intern, work experience…
Interest: visited campus, on-campus interview

If anyone is applying ED2 and wants some idea of their chances, go ahead and PM me. I have quite a bit of experience as a WashU parent (Class of 2021 kid) and my crystal ball/gut feeling is pretty much correct in most cases…

@carpoolingma can vouch for my prediction skills.

Indeed @Hamurtle’s predictions seem spot on!

alumni interview was well organized. interviewers were friendly. :blush:

GPA: 3.8 (but this is disregarding a B- in one of my dual enrollment classes outside of school (1/6, other 5 were A’s))

(6APS total including senior year)

Sat: 1470

ECs: Internship at a top notch UC, wrote lit review, attended interview, wrote for articles,

Varsity Soccer all 4 years

Soccer Coach of Summer camps

Write a blog for Upenn on elder care

Have had a job for many years

Founder of a nonprofit that helps seniors get involved in the community and combats social isolation

Published review on overprescription in medicine

SAT II ( Bio 770)

Recs: AMAZING one and alright one.

(this is for ed 1)