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Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)



In 1853, prominent St. Louis merchant Wayman Crow and his pastor, William Greenleaf Eliot Jr., concerned about the lack of institutions of higher learning in the growing midwest, led the founding of Washington University in St. Louis.


As a research university dedicated to challenging faculty and students to create new knowledge for an ever-changing world, Washington University in St. Louis offers the highest quality academic programs.


The research endeavor at Washington University in St. Louis is among the worlds most productive and effective.Research at Washington University thrives on a rich history of success, deep support from many sources, well-established collaborations with industry and academic colleagues and most importantly engaged faculty, students and staff who work across disciplines, departments and schools in the energetic pursuit of new and practical knowledge.As Chancellor Mark Wrighton has said, Washington University is among the few institutions positioned to meet national and global imperatives in energy, environment, security, health and economic prosperity. The university takes its responsibility seriously.


The Career Center at Washington University helps students translate their studies and interests into careers of passion and purpose, while connecting employers with talented students who are the leaders of tomorrow.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Washington Universitys pursuit of new knowledge begins even before students enter college and continues at every level through post-doctoral training.Virtually all faculty members engage in important research activities, including scholarly and creative endeavors that complement their strong commitment to teaching.These activities contribute to a mentoring environment in which undergraduates and graduate students may work alongside their professors on new discoveries and new understandings.

Student Life

Campus life

The Danforth Campus sits at the convergence of the city of St. Louis, Clayton and University City, and the Medical Center is in the bustling Central West End neighborhood.


Washington University in St. Louis has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) since 1913.Accreditation ensures Washington Universitys compliance with all rules and requirements issued by the HLC/NCA concerning changes of and additions to WUSTLs academic programs.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is very diverse and open. Though the location cannot be compared to other big cities like Chicago or New York, I feel extremely focus on my studying here. I spent a lot of time to read and test, which help you to form your own idea about what you want to do in the future. It is a great and somehow necessary experience in one's life in my opinion.

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

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