Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 187 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 15,047 (7,555 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 19% part-time, 81% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,025
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2010

Being part of a big University and an interdisciplinary MFA Program offers endless occasions to learn and develop. Graduate students are provided with all the theoretical, critical, technical and human resources necessary to push their art work forward. Professors and Lecturers are very demanding, but also available for help. They are open to new ideas and ready to support projects coming from the students. The art critiques are challenging, inspiring. The University Libraries are huge, they can cover any need, and the librarians are absolutely helpful. Also, Video and Photo equipment is rich and easily accessible. TAing is encouraged, and this offers a further enrichment to the graduate experience. Overall, the experience at WashU is invaluable. Many people, included me, found their true voice in art during the MFA Program. The drawback of this Program is that very little help is offered in searching for a career after graduation. Many graduates have founded it difficult to earn a living, and they had to compromise with day jobs that are way below the intellectual and economical efforts that the Art Program requested them for two, unforgettable years.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

Outstanding program which well deserves its rating as the top graduate program for social work in the US. Programs for mental health, social and economic development, and administration all are very strong. Faculty and staff is committed to student success (no grading on a curve that I've noted, so it's not unusual for an entire class to receive As and Bs). School has a 97% graduation rate. Only con to the program is that it could stand more diversity.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent medical education with faculty who are committed to us learning how to best care for patients. My classmates are some of the greatest people in the world - competent, compassionate, and fun to be around. Coming from the East Coast, I didn't expect to like St. Louis as much as I do - actually a wonderful place to be a medical student
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

WUSM is a great school and the biggest academic challenge I have ever faced. The students are intelligent and motivated. The faculty are talented and leaders in their fields. St. Louis is centrally located (so it's easy to fly anywhere domestically) and a friendly environment. There are always improvements that can be made in academic institutions, but WUSM seems willing to meet these challenges.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great Med school that, like most, have its pros and cons. Pros: academic and research focused with ample opportunity to easily participate in research, even if for the first time. The hospital docs have a strong evidence-based approach and there is a general cognizance of the current literature. Associated hospital ranked this year 5th. Faculty/Administration is very supportive and encouraging of a diversity of career paths and well as diversity among the medical students themselves; LGBTQ friendly. A fair number take a year off for research/other progrmas, and a decent percentage of the class is Md/PhD already, with opportunity for a few to enter the Md/PhD program after 1st year. Cons: Less focus and opportunities for primary care, save Peds/OB/Gyn. The first two years of classes can become a little esoteric at times with some faculty going on about research or nuisances that is not appropriate for that stage in learning, and some lecturers are here because they are good at research or in their field, but not teaching. Hence, self-motivated learners that can sometimes teach themselves would do better here. Associate hospital Barnes Jewish is a large tertiary center and you see a variety of interesting things, which is a pro, but it doesn't have the same volume and diversity as say a hospital in Miami, NY City, or LA would have, which may be good or bad. The city St Louis itself can be pro and con. It isn't the largest city, and some feel as though the social opportunities are lacking, but the city is in general cheaper to live and play in, and there are many gems to be found such as the symphony. Overall it is a great institution for self-motivated students seeking an education that is very research and evidence based centered. It is a great institution in the center of the US that attracts students from all parts of the US and outside countries, which makes for diverse classes.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

School is beautiful and people are nice in our school. I am trying to adapt myself to the new environment, but everything just makes it easy. I like being here.
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the strongest points of Wash U is that the graduate program really takes care of their students individually. Moreover, they do not neglect any issues that can help graduate students' career (ex. Lab safety, career counseling). The financial support of school is fabulous, and you will feel it as you enter the school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

WashU is a good place to be. The faculty and resources are great, and the education is excellent. My housing/food services rating only applies to the med campus, which is a bit lacking in those areas.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

I wish Chemistry Dept. has rotation before graduate students decide to commit to their thesis project.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

This social work school has a serious value priority problem. They eagerly want to keep their fame of ranking #1 school. They put their business goals first, student behind. The student welfare is mess.
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