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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
From Washington University in St. Louis

At WashU, you will draw strength from a community of achievers who inspire each other with their creativity and tenacity. You’ll acquire the confidence and skills to succeed as a professional and as a person, ready to change the world. You’ll learn from faculty leading their fields, and you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with them on independent projects.

College isn’t just about academics. With more than 380 clubs and student-run organizations, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved while having fun with your peers and friends.

You’ll find St. Louis offers the ideal balance of small-town feel and big city opportunities. Your first home will be located on campus on the South 40, a vibrant community, complete with residential colleges, great food, fitness center, study areas, and student-run businesses.

Cost should never be a barrier to an exceptional education. We meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.

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Washington University in St. Louis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 2
Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,931/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$44,044/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses

Majors

Beyond Boundaries

The Beyond Boundaries Program helps talented, self-initiated, and self-motivated students become creative problem solvers and insightful scholars who are prepared to pursue their own broad interdisciplinary interests. This unique educational experience requires collaboration across academic disciplines and perspectives, drawing on the strength and interconnectedness of the our seven schools.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,146Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
605
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Work-hard/play-hard
    34%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    26%
  • Hard-working
    20%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    8%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    6%
  • Wealthy
    3%
  • Nerd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.126 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.145 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    49%
  • Opportunities
    22%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    16%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    4%
  • Happy
    4%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • intense
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $70,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    95%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses

    Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

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    I'm currently enrolled in the Masters of Legal Studies Program. I'm thoroughly enjoying this program. WashU offers a number of classes in various legal fields. I've taken courses in tort law, contracts, intellectual property law, legal negotiations, legal writing & legal procedures & court hearings. The Masters program is 100% online. The virtual experience is phenomenal. It's like being in an actual class, but at home. This program is very diverse. Through this program, I've connected with different students from Asia, Europe, Africa and the various parts of the United States. The professors are knowledgeable and professionally accomplished in the legal field. The program is fast paced, intriguing and fun. You can complete this program in one to two years. I started in January 2019 and I'm graduating in May 2020. CHOOSE WASHU! The investment is well worth it and WashU is one of the best law schools in the world.
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    My WashU experience has been incredible! The campus became home within minutes of arriving. Academics are #1 always, which can be tough, but there are plenty of extracurricular activities and sports to diversify your lifestyle.
    As a recent graduate of WashU, I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience! From meeting some of the best people to interacting with some of the most intelligent professors, I learned something new each day. I am proud to be an alum of such an incredible university and have WashU to thank for helping me land my dream job.