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

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
16%
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,777/ 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
$41,977/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,074Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
601
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 68 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    32%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    22%
  • Hard-working
    18%
  • Fratty
    10%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    6%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    6%
  • Nerd
    1%

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.124 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    45%
  • Opportunities
    20%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    13%
  • Stuck in Old Traditions
    8%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    4%
  • Happy
    4%
  • Deep South
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $70,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    94%
    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
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    Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

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    This school defines that you can not put a price on the education you receive. Every student is driven, focused, and goal oriented, so the competitive environment pushes you just as hard as the professors! The campus is extremely safe and beautiful and the research opportunities you receive are unlike any other!
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    WashU is an amazing school full of kind people and staff that truly want you to succeed. There are so many resources to help students in any area, and campus has a friendly atmosphere rather than a competitive one. Campus is so beautiful and dorms are some of the best in the country. South 40 really does feel like a small town!
    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!