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Washington University in St. Louis
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

ONE BROOKINGS DR
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 with them on research projects. With over 460 clubs and student-run organizations, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved while having fun with your friends.

WashU won’t let cost be a barrier to your education. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students. And our expanded “no-loan” financial aid policy means that need-based loans for undergraduate students will be removed from all financial aid packages and replaced with scholarships and university grants. These initiatives are part of our commitment to ensuring all admitted students can obtain a world-class WashU education without going into debt.

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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 3
Acceptance Rate
13%
SAT Range
1490-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,298 / 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
$51,288 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
53%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
4:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 101 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 134 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 133 responses

Majors

Dialogue Across Difference

academic spotlight

WashU's Division of Student Affairs is introducing a new course for 2023. “Dialogue Across Difference” is an eight-week course that teaches undergraduate students how to explore difficult topics such as politics, religion, race, gender, and socioeconomic identity in a positive and productive way.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    83%
  • On Campus
    6%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,445 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
687
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    30%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    24%
  • Hard-working
    18%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    9%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    5%
  • Wealthy
    5%
  • Nerdy
    3%

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. 147 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    45%
  • Opportunities
    22%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    15%
  • Happy
    6%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    3%
  • intense
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$70,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
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. 57 responses

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