Washington University in St. Louis

Overview

Located in the heart of St. Louis, Washington University has a reputation as a premier university — one that enables students like you to create your own real-world success.

At WashU, discovery starts with big aspirations and real progress comes from passionate persistence, where both are encouraged. WashU students are resourceful and realistic. Grounded and gutsy. Together with peers, professors, and alumni, WashU sets out to change the world. WashU loves a good challenge—one that pushes you outside your comfort zone and lets each community member shine in their own unique way.

WashU’s undergraduate program as a whole is consistently earning a top 20 ranking from US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal, and comprises five undergraduate schools that offer more 90 fields of study and 1,500 courses: The College of Arts & Sciences, Olin Business School, McKelvey School of Engineering, and the College of Architecture and College of Art—both housed within the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

WashU offers a supportive, and intellectually rigorous environment where students of all identities and backgrounds thrive. Whether you're exploring outside the classroom, participating in one of 480+ student-led clubs & organizations, conducting hands-on research with world-renowned faculty, or landing an internship that propels you down your eventual career path: WashU is here to support you.

Fun fact: Washington University in St. Louis has been affiliated with 24 Nobel Laureates, including a connection to T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, a grandson of the founder, native of St. Louis, and winner of the prize for Literature in 1948. 

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