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WUSTL Housing Costs

$12,350 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$5,550 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,158 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,696 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do WUSTL'S Housing Costs Compare to Other Schools?

It is necessary to be aware of the many costs associated with your college career so that you can prepare accordingly. The cost of supplies, housing, and meal plans really can mound up after four years (or more)! Prepare an effective budget by considering these costs.

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WUSTL Room and Board Expenses Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at WUSTL. The standard student paid $12,350 for housing and $5,550 for dining in 2021.

The following table outlines average expected costs at Washington University in St Louis both for on-campus and off-campus housing, meal plans and additional charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$17,900$17,900
— Housing      $12,350
— Meals      $5,550
Other Living Expenses$3,696$3,696
Books and Supplies$1,158$1,158

Projected Total of $97,724 in Living Costs Over 4 Years

There was an average 2.9% price change each year for the last five years in WUSTL housing and dining costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to pay around $23,404 for room, board and other costs based upon today's trends. Students obtaining their associate degree might spend somewhere around $24,075 in their last year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely shell out about $25,477 for their last year.

Total room and board costs over four years would be close to $97,724; for two years it would be about $47,480.


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How to Finance Your WUSTL Education?

Details on Living On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether WUSTL does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity6,826

Above Average Campus Living Expenses

WUSTL students pay $22,754 to stay on campus, however the average student nationwide pays just $15,282.


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