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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
    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

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
17%
SAT Range
1400-1570
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.101 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses

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 58 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    38%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    22%
  • Hard-working
    21%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    5%
  • Fratty
    5%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    3%
  • Nerd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.114 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    49%
  • Opportunities
    21%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    13%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    5%
  • Happy
    5%
  • Stuck in Old Traditions
    5%
  • intense
    2%

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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I love it there! I would not change anything about the school. The academics are perfectly rigorous, the food and dorms are amazing, and the people there are all very unique and interesting. I truly feel that the university takes a personalized interest in each and every student and wants to see all of them succeed.
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.