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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 8,101 graduate students. Of the 98 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, Social Work, and Law. 18% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
8,101
Part-Time Grad Students
1,474
Research Assistants
791
Teaching Assistants
399
Racial Diversity
  • White
    42.2%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    32.5%
  • Asian
    7.5%
  • African American
    6.2%
  • Unknown
    5%
  • Hispanic
    4.2%
  • Multiracial
    1.7%
  • Native American
    0.5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Driven
    50%
  • Down-to-earth
    7%
  • Intellectual
    36%
  • N/A
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 14 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    50%
  • Great brand name
    7%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    29%
  • A good name, but only in the Midwest!
    7%
  • Waste of 100K dollar and 16 months of time
    7%

Professors

Poll
86%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.14 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 14 responses
  • $100K+
    29%
  • $75K-$100K
    29%
  • $50K-$75K
    21%
  • $25K-$50K
    21%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 14 responses
  • <$50K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    86%
64%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.14 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$62,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$276,700
National
$184,700
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Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

48 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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Classes are not poorly structured for at least some of the Specialized Master Programs. Knowledge and skills learned in classes does not interest potential employees at all and cannot be transferred to usage in workplaces. School's career center distributed most of the job opportunities and resources to MBA students, and SMP students are left with limited and incompetent career advisors and little to zero references to job opportunities.
The coursework is detailed and prepares you for your next education level. Prior to classes starting there is an digital orientation in which you will go through videos from actual professors and slides showing you detailed information on what is expected of you, how to complete the necessary coursework, etc. Although challenging this prepares me for law school which is also challenging and I will enter my next level of education already with the necessary skills to excel.