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WashU is a private graduate school in Hadley Township, Missouri in the St. Louis Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 7,628 graduate students. Of the 95 graduate programs offered at Washington University in St. Louis, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Washington University in St. Louis are Business, Law, and Social Work. 19% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
7,628
Part-Time Grad Students
1,454
Research Assistants
674
Teaching Assistants
731
Racial Diversity
  • White
    43.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    31.1%
  • Asian
    8.2%
  • African American
    5.6%
  • Unknown
    5.2%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • Multiracial
    1.7%
  • Native American
    0.5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$57,423
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,800
National
$184,700
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Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Reviews

18 reviews
I attended the Brown School at Washington University for my MSW. The school is recognized as one of the top programs for social work, but in comparing my experience to friends and colleagues who attended different programs, I wouldn’t say that it was significantly better or different from other programs.

Some positives include: more scholarships available compared to other MSW programs, flexibility in what courses you take/ability to personalize your concentration, St. Louis is an affordable city to live in, and a variety of practicum placements are available.

Cons: There is not a strong sense of community for Wash U grad students, limited parking for graduate students, high cost of tuition, and professors are not always easily accessible.
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I had a generally positive experience at Wash U. St. Louis itself is a very underrated and nice, affordable city. In addition the campus and surrounding neighborhood is very well cared for and safe. The academics met my expectations. I was challenged but also was able to overcome those challenges with hard work and determination. I was in the design school, which was rapidly improving, including the construction of a brand new building . It is an expensive university, but that’s to be expected of a private school with so many resources. I was also very impressed by the generosity of donors, and benefited greatly from scholarships.
My experience with Washington University has been nothing but impressive. Academic and support staff are accommodating, professional, and nothing but positive and encouraging. Course work is rigorous, but well worth the effort made. The student body population is diverse and the sense of community is beyond any expectation. I am extremely proud to be a part of the Washington University graduate program. I would be 'hard-pressed' to identify any changes that would complement their existing program.