Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.22 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 188 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 14,688 (7,504 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 19% part-time, 81% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $47,620
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

The feild education office is the weakest department within this program. This will cause your grades to not be turned in on time and the associated paperwork to be a much bigger burden than it has to be. In order to finish this program by May of your second year, you will be stressed ALL THE TIME. If you can, complete your concentration practicum in the summer after graduation. The best part about this school is the dean and faculty really care about the students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program in Occupational Therapy is great and is well rounded and the faculty wants you to succeed. It is a bit intimidating, though, and there is a new curriculum and not sure the kinks have been worked out yet.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

WashU is a very competitive and also expensive graduate program. The physical therapy program is great and once you are accepted, the competition ceases and the class becomes very cohesive. The faculty is always available for assistance.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Great School. Great People. Great Neighborhood.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

With its generous financial aid policy, Wash U is one of the best values in legal education. The faculty is one of the best respected faculties in the business and has some real advocates for reform in legal education. St. Louis is one of the most affordable cities in the developed words. It still has everything you might want (except Zara or IKEA, for some reason...) Teachers are accessible if you reach out to them and seem universally happy to befriend students and help them with their career searches. Socially, the school is wonderful. Wash U is competitive, but not cutthroat. I have never had someone refuse to share their notes for a class. The students have a communitarian, we're-all-in-this-together kind of approach. We don't go out of our way to compare grades and tend to shun those people who enjoy bragging about them. There are at least two SBA-sponsored social events a week that support this culture. The three drawbacks I can think of are diversity, transportation, and career services. Wash U is not as diverse as other law schools. I attribute this to the difficulty of attracting minority students to a Midwestern city. That doesn't mean you'll be the only member of your minority group on campus. It just means there isn't a large LALSA group, for example. As an LGBT student, sometimes I feel as though it would be nice to have more LGBT students, but I certainly feel welcome here. The second is transportation. As public transit goes, Wash U is about as well served as it could be in St. Louis. Wash U Law is on St. Louis's light rail 'network' and is served by a bus line as well. Other busses are available five minutes away on the other side of campus. That said, public transit tends to limit where you can live. It might actually be cheaper to have a car. The vast majority of students have cars, but several do not. You can make it work. People will offer you more rides than you know what to do with. Finally, our Career Services office seems to be in a moment of transition, although things are getting better. If you go to Wash U, be prepared to put substantial effort into your career search. Our CSO is best used as a sounding board that can tell you what ideas you may be leaving out. That said, more employers seem to be joining our On-campus interviewing process each year, so things are looking up.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2014

The instructors are available via email whenever I have a question. University College is open late to accommodate for those students who aren't able to call or visit the office during normal business hours.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: fantastic reputation, affordable city, great stipend, non-competitive environment once you get in. Cons: Some classes can be an afterthought for the research oriented professors who teach them,
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The PT program provides the one of the best educations in the country, the clinical experiences start right away, guest experts speak Cons: St. Louis is not the safest place to live, you stay in one classroom for a year
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I love Wash U and I am incredibly happy with my graduate school program choice!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I've found Brown School faculty to be very accessible. My professors have shown interest in my academic and professional development. The school is dedicated to creating a cohort of social workers with the knowledge and skills to be effective and innovative leaders.
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