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Study at Washington University in St Louis 

Washington University in St. Louis , also known as WUSTL, is a nonsectarian, private research university located in Greater St. Louis , Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1853 and was named in honor of George Washington. Britain's Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Washington University 48th in the world in 2006. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

College of Architecture

College of Art

College of Arts and Sciences

George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design

Graduate School of Art

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Olin Business School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

School of Engineering

School of Law

School of Medicine

Sever Institute of Continuing Studies (Graduate School of Engineering)

University College

Washington University In St Louis is in Saint Louis, MO. Saint Louis is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Washington University In St Louis issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Washington University In St Louis tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, engineering, and computer science and engineering.

Washington University In St Louis Selectivity

Not all applicants to Washington University In St Louis are accepted. Just 17% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Washington University In St Louis scored at least 750 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 690 to 780 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Washington University In St Louis are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 13, 382 students study at Washington University In St Louis .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Washington University In St Louis makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in University Athletic Association athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Committed to Our Students: Washington University's educational mission is the promotion of learning -- learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, or the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, or the creation of new knowledge. The faculty, composed of scholars, scientists, artists, and members of the learned professions, serves society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. Central to our mission are our goals, which are to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with the attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and with leadership skills, enabling them to be useful members of a global society; and to be an exemplary institution in our home community of St. Louis, as well as in the nation and in the world. Through our goals Washington University intends to judge itself by the most demanding standards; to attract people of great ability from all types of backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; and to provide the infrastructure to support teaching, research, scholarship, and service for the present and for future generations. "


Washington University In St Louis

One Brookings Drive

Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899

General Phone: (314) 935-5000


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