A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Washington University in St. Louis is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
17%
Application Deadline
January 2
SAT Range
1400-1570
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,824/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,518/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,025/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,208/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,158/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,102/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,915Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    30%
  • Fratty
    18%
  • Hard-working
    18%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    18%
  • White
    7%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    4%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.129 responses
Poll
49%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.148 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    39%
  • Opportunities
    20%
  • Stuck in Old Traditions
    12%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    11%
  • Poorly located
    8%
  • Happy
    4%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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WashU has opened up a lot of doors for me in terms of career exploration and pursuit. They have fantastic opportunities for research, community engagement, and intellectual pursuit. I think that they prepare their students well for life post-graduation, but I do think that the school needs to work on its accessibility to students from more diverse socioeconomic backgrounds!
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WashU was the ideal place for me to spend my undergraduate career. They do an amazing job of giving students a great experience! The campus is beautiful, the professors are top-notch, and they provide an excellent education.
First and foremost everyone is committed to ensuring that the students receive all the support to achieve their goals. The case based studying for the MBA's helps students to deal with real issues that happen at the work place. This helps you as a student to gain the skills and confidence address issues facing firms today.
There is also a great opportunity to network and build lasting professional and personal relationships. In a world where relationships is the only currency that has no diminishing returns, it's a privilege to find an institution that has an ongoing and organized way to network and build lasting relationships.
At Washu, you learn how to work in teams. Everyone spends the first year of school working in a group of not less than five people.
Lastly WashU has-the Saturday program that allows working students to attend classes on Saturdays which helps them to spend less time in school and still manage to work and start families for those willing to do so.