Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.5 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: 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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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2008

Washington University is a truly special place. I met friends there with whom I still share a special bond. The professors treated students more like extensions of their own immediate families and less like numbers. The school's reputation is beyond reproach.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall I thought it was a great value. There were a few professors who I did not think were the best at teaching, but that's true of any unniversity. The student body was diverse and extremely smart!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school. Very collegian atmosphere. Professors are very open and welcoming.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I appreciate the funding Washington University provides, allowing students like me to pursue law degrees without overly burdensome debt.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Great School. Great People. Great Neighborhood.
4.75 out of 5.0
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.
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