Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Washington University in St. Louis is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
University Athletic Association
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.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.124 responses
After Washington University in St. Louis
- Very Good452
WashU has an amazing community of people. All of the freshman have a lot of residential college pride, and dorm floor community is super close. Social life is great, which is something I was really worried about before I came here. Classes are hard, but there is a lot of support. Students are not competitive, despite the great number of premeds. Everyone is so supportive!
- 7 days ago
WashU is such a fantastic place to wake up every morning! All the students are incredibly passionate about what they do, there are so many opportunities constantly provided to you, and perhaps most importantly, the environment is overwhelmingly friendly and supportive. Yes, it's certainly a challenging school, but everyone around you wants to help and cheers for you to succeed. Also, the residential life is unbeatable - jaw dropping food, dorms, and events going on nearly 24/7.
- College Freshman
- 10 months ago
There are some fun classes offered! However, if you're busy doing pre-law/pre-med requirements, it's a little hard to fit them in for at least your first 2 years. Some classes are obviously better structured than others, but overall, the teachers seem to make their office hours welcoming, especially if it's a tough class. The professors definitely know their topic, but sometimes the professors do not know how to explain the material at a learning level.
- College Freshman
- 9 months ago