|Campus Box 1079
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
United StatesMain Phone: 314-935-6200
Web site: http://www.arch.wustl.edu/
|Bruce Lindsey, Dean
The primary considerations for undergraduate admission are your artistic and intellectual promise and your academic record. You must have graduated from high school, received an evaluation from your teachers or other responsible officials of the school, and taken an appropriate distribution of high school subjects.
To apply for Freshman Admission, submit the Common Application (or Universal College Application) and our Pre-Application Data Sheet to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Your application must be accompanied by a $55 nonrefundable application fee. You must also submit your official secondary school transcript, a teacher evaluation, SAT or ACT scores, and essay. Application forms and full instructions are available at Washington University’s Undegraduate Admissions website.
For more information call 800.638.0700 (within the USA) or 314.935.6000 , or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to submit a portfolio of completed artwork. A portfolio is optional for first-year admission; it is required for consideration for an academic scholarship. If you elect to submit a portfolio, follow these instructions: Submit a digital portfolio, consisting of 12–15 pieces of recent work, which may include drawings, two- and three-dimensional pieces, or photographs.
Digital Portfolio: Submit images as a simple, non-timed PowerPoint presentation. Also include all of the work in the presentation, in a separate folder, as jpegs saved at no higher than 150 dpi resolution. Write your name and address on the CD/DVD—DO NOT use a stick-on label. Remember to include an accompanying inventory/contact sheet showing thumbnails of all work on the CD/DVD. The inventory sheet must include your name and address. If preferred, you may include additional information such as title of work, medium, dimensions, and date completed.
Mail your portfolio to:
We welcome the opportunity to review your portfolio at a National Portfolio Day. Representatives from the Sam Fox School attend National Portfolio Days across the country; in addition, the School is hosting a Portfolio Day on its campus Sunday, October 30, 2011. For more information, including a list of schools attending WU’s Portfolio Day, will be coming soon.
You may also set up a personal visit to Washington University and have your work reviewed in the College of Art. A portfolio review gives you a chance to have immediate feedback and gain insight about your work. However, a digital portfolio is still required if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.
The College of Architecture accepts a very limited number of transfer students from other colleges and universities or from within the University. To apply for admission as a transfer student, please contact:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.
The application period for graduate study in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design beginning in fall 2012 has closed. The online application form for fall 2013 admission will be available in September 2012.
Application materials are outlined below. To download a pdf version of the instruction sheet for application and financial aid from our most recent admissions cycle,
Please note: Applications for spring enrollment are only available for advanced-standing MArch candidates, and are due by October 1; visit the MArch 2 program page for requirements.
All application materials that need to be mailed in hard-copy form (transcripts, GRE scores, portfolio, etc.) should be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
If you would like to receive our printed Graduate Programs bulletin and be added to our mailing list, please contact Kathleen O’Donnell, Graduate Programs Administrative Coordinator. If you have questions about the graduate program curricula, please contact Peter MacKeith, Associate Dean of the Sam Fox School and Director of Graduate Admissions.
Phone: 314.935.6227 or 800.295.6227 (within continental United States)
Further information to assist applicants in their preparations is provided below.
Washington University in St. Louis encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.
Courses Prior to Enrollment
MArch 3 applicants are asked to demonstrate satisfactory completion of one course each of elementary calculus and college physics prior to enrollment. These courses assure adequate preparation for the architectural structures sequence that is required of all MArch students. Through the portfolio, MArch 3 applicants are asked to demonstrate ability and experience in freehand drawing and/or two- or three-dimensional basic design exercises.
MLA applicants must demonstrate satisfactory completion of at least one college-level course in the natural sciences and at least one college-level course in the visual arts, such as drawing, sculpture, graphics, and/or basic design. Applicants with an accredited degree in landscape architecture or architecture may be admitted to the MLA program with advanced placement. Applicants who have received a non-accredited degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or environmental design may also receive advanced placement of one or two semesters, upon review of the admissions committee.
Required Application Materials
The following application materials may be submitted in stages; we may receive any of the hard-copy items before or after you have started the online application process. All of the following materials must be submitted by the application deadline. No applicant will be considered for admission until all required items have been received.
1. Completed online application materials:
2. A non-refundable $75 application fee, either paid by credit card online, or by check or money order, made payable to Washington University.
3. Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended. Photocopies or digital copies can only be accepted when endorsed with an official stamp or seal and an appropriate official signature. Please arrange to have the official transcript(s) submitted in hard-copy form in a sealed envelope, and sent directly to our office; the mailing address is listed above.
4. GRE scores (provided by the testing services). To ensure official test score reports arrive as needed, please use our institution code (6929) and department code (4401) when making arrangements with the testing agency.
5. A bound portfolio showing examples of design work or work in the visual arts
6. A Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required if the applicant’s native language is not English. For non-native English speakers, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test is required for admission. An exception is made for candidates who have studied four years toward a baccalaureate degree in the United States. To ensure official test score reports arrive as needed, please use our institution code (6929) and department code (12) when making arrangements with the testing agency.
All applicants must submit a printed and bound portfolio to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The portfolio is the most important part of the application to the graduate program. The work presented in the portfolio—whether drawings, paintings, models, sculpture, photography, furniture, or small construction projects—should be the best examples of the applicant’s efforts.
– Applicants who have never studied architecture must submit at least 20 examples of work in the visual and constructive arts that demonstrate a potential for accomplishment in further creative study.
– All applicants who have pursued formal studies in architecture or landscape architecture must include examples of their design work related to those areas of pursuit but are also encouraged to include examples of other artistic endeavors.
– Portfolios must be presented in a protected format (e.g., boxed, in a ring binder, or bound), with dimensions no larger than 9″ x 12″. Bulky items such as fabricated metal or wooden boxes or binders are not allowed.
– The layout of the portfolio should be clear, with brief descriptions for each piece or project.
– Applicants submitting work done collaboratively, either in school or in the profession, should clearly indicate the level of their personal contribution.
– All work should be produced in high-resolution digital images. Original pieces of art (ie., actual drawings or paintings) should not be submitted.
Important: A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with adequate postage must be included when sending the portfolio to ensure its return. Portfolios will not be returned without a SASE.
Dual Degree Applications
To gain admission to a dual degree program involving another division of the University (e.g., Social Work, Business, or Construction Management), students must submit separate applications to and gain admission from both programs. Each program makes admission decisions independently. For further information about dual degree programs,
Financial aid forms are due by February 15 for all applicants who plan to enroll in the fall semester; spring semester applicants must submit their financial aid forms by October 1. For information about the financial aid application process,