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Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Seigle Hall, shared by the School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences credit: Kitz000 - Matt Kitces
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,915 Undergraduates
17% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Washington University in St Louis
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri
63130-4899
(314) 935-5000
www.wustl.edu

St. Louis-based merchant Wayman Crow and his pastor, William Greenleaf Eliot Jr., founded Washington University in St. Louis in 1853. This private research university is located in St. Louis, Missouri, on a 346-acre campus. It is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the U.S., specifically for medicine, social work, business and law. Notable alumni include Indian film actress Richa Gangopadhyay, former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe, celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer, playwright Tennessee Williams and Former Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Twenty-three Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with WashU, including Arthur Compton for physics, Alfred Hershey for physiology or medicine and William E. Moerner for chemistry. The university has been ranked as having some of the best college dorms, and the 1881-established Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, located on campus, is one of the oldest teaching museums in the U.S. The university is an NCAA Division III school, as well as a founding member of the University Athletic Association. The varsity teams include men’s football and baseball and women’s softball and volleyball. WashU’s colors are red and green and the mascot is the bear. The official motto is “Per Veritatem Vis” or “Strength through Truth.”

Location

St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area , which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States. Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

85

restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

100

New Transfer Students

Admissions
17%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

1400-1570

SAT Range

29,197

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$28,824

Typical Cost

$51,533

Average Tuition

53%

Recieve Financial Aid

82%

Have Loans

$19,000

Median Debt

Academics
8.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

32

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

292

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

29

Faculty Awards

46

National Academy Members

625

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Notable, some of the best in the U.S.

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many offered

Greek Life:

Important, 25 recognized chapters and 35 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

University Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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