At WashU, you’ll be part of a community of achievers who aren’t afraid to use their imagination as much as their intelligence. You’ll acquire the confidence and skills to succeed as a professional and as a person, ready to tackle the big challenges and 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 facilities, study areas, and student-run businesses.
Cost will not be a barrier to a great education. We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.135 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Washington University in St. Louis Reviews
Academics are challenging, but that's what I was looking for and for the first time I felt at home among peers rather than feeling like an outcast for being a high performer. Many students are dual or triple majors or doing a combined bachelors/masters program like I did. It was great to get my BS/MS in 4.5 years when some of my co-workers I know took 5 yrs just to get the BS.
Financial aid is very generous, I came from a low income family and 85% of my costs were covered in grants, only 15% in loans. Of course 15% was still more than $40k when I graduated, but I have been continuously employed my entire career so far.