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Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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Washington University is located in St. Louis and divided into three schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students. Like the city of St. Louis, this private institution, founded in 1853, offers many sporting activities in addition to its excellent academics. The university’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country and The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum located on campus has one of the most distinguished university collections in the country. Actor Peter Sarsgaard and former FBI Director William H. Webster are distinguished Washington University alumni.

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Quick Facts

Campus Box 1089, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

2013-2014 Tuition

$44,841 Tuition and Fees


7259 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female


January 15 application deadline
17.9% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1853

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other, Education, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Engineering, General, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, German Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Hebrew Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, General Literature, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other, Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other, Ecology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Architectural Technology/Technician, Chemistry, General, Chemistry, Other, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Urban Studies/Affairs, Social Sciences, Other, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, German Studies, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Design and Visual Communications, General, Commercial and Advertising Art, Fashion/Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Photography, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Music, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 7,259
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,383
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 319
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%
Percent of international undergraduates: 8%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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