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Washington University in St. Louis


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.


Student research projects are supported by faculty mentors and other university resources. Faculty successfully win backing for their research from many sources, including the federal government, state governments, corporations, foundations, nonprofit agencies, individuals and the university itself.


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

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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.

Housing services

The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council provides a list of tenant rights, which you should be familiar with if you will be renting an apartment.If you decide to rent an apartment or other housing off campus, it is strongly recommended that you purchase renter’s insurance. Renter’s insurance covers your personal property in case of fire, damage or theft. You can find an insurance agent by searching online.

Library services

The Washington University Libraries are a powerful network of academic resources featuring 12 libraries (10 on the Danforth Campus, one at West Campus, one at the Medical School); vast print and electronic collections; and expert librarians whose first priority is helping students and faculty find the information they need.

ICT services

Washington university information technology (WASHU IT) provides the university community with technology that supports and advances the university’s academic, research and clinical missions.

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.

Sports facilities

WashU Rec is responsible for recreational facilities and programming on the Danforth Campus and is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff a first-rate health, wellness and recreation experience.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Phi Omega (APO) 
  • American Red Cross Club. 
  • Beat Therapy. 
  • Black Graduate Council. 
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 
  • Books and Basketball. 
  • Campus Kitchen. 
  • Campus Y.

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.

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

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