A Tradition of Excellence
Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is internationally recognized for its teaching, research, patient care, and service to humanity. Locally, the university plays a major role in the business, intellectual, and cultural growth and development of St. Louis and its surrounding communities.
Seven exceptional schools
Students from around the world enroll in the more than 90 programs offered, collectively, by the university’s seven schools:
|Arts & Sciences |
Olin Business School
School of Law
School of Medicine
| George Warren Brown School of Social Work |
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Here are some interesting facts about the university:
- Washington University is St. Louis’ third-largest employer.
- The university’s global alumni community is 125,000 strong and growing.
- Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the university.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks the university’s social work program and the School of Medicine among the best in the nation.
- Bloomberg Businessweek rates Olin’s undergraduate business program among the best in the nation.
- The School of Architecture is highly rated by the Architectural Record.
- The Princeton Review ranks Washington University as one of the best-value private schools and one of the top schools for entrepreneurs.
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