Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,303
Total Number of Undergrads
7,675
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
16%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
92%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
69%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
36%
63%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
White
74%
Hispanic
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.67 Average Rating
Just like any other college, of course, you can enroll in all easy classes and achieve a 4.0 without doing much work. But the kind of students that attend Wash U are not the kind that look for the easy way out. Students always load up their class schedule in order to explore all different kinds of subjects; for example, an art student took an architecture studio--one of the most demanding courses at Wash U--as an elective because she was interested in it and thought it would be fun.
Lindsay from Plymouth, MN
Wash U is hard, but you learn a lot. The professors make sure that you truly understand a subject and don't just memorize test answers. There are also a multitude of academic resources available if you begin to struggle, including professors, who will always find time to talk to you if you need to. If it's knowledge you seek, Wash U is about the best way to provide that.
Andrew from Dahlgren, IL
I found WashU to be a challenging school. While all the programs are fair and reasonable, I've never had to work so hard in academics. Not to worry, WashU also has endless help resources for anyone who is struggling or just wants to ask a question!
Katherine from New York, NY

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