Washington University in St. Louis

1,312 reviews
  1. Saint Louis, MO
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1420-1570
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,374/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,100/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,227/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,047/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,458/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,350/ year

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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,686Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
6%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    42%
  • Well rounded, smart, down to earth
    26%
  • Hard-working
    24%
  • All-work, all-play, no-sleep
    6%
  • Hard-working and helpful
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
48%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Work-hard/play-hard
    48%
  • Opportunities
    25%
  • Unbelievably Friendly
    15%
  • All work, all play, no sleep
    6%
  • Happy
    6%

After Washington University in St. Louis

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
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

Reviews

1,312 reviews
  • Excellent
    477
  • Very Good
    452
  • Average
    327
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    14
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!
  • Sophomore
  • 8 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