Washington University in St. Louis

Private University

St. Louis, United States

Washington University in St. Louis, a private research university, was established 1853 in Greater St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Concerned with the lack of higher education university or institute in Greater St. Louis, 17 academicians, scholars, doctors and businessmen founded Washington University in 1 Read more

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Highlights of Washington University in St. Louis

International Student Rate

20%

Faculty-Student Ratio

1:7.5

Founding Year

1953
  • Since its establishment, Washington University in St. Louis has produced 24 Nobel laureates in economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics, out f which, 9 laureates had done the major part of their pioneering research at the university.
  • United States presidential election debates were held at the Washington University in St. Louis in its  Athletic Complex in 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2016.
  • Washington University in St. Louis has decided not to host a 2020 presidential debate, against the majority opinion of the student body.
  • In 2019, Washington University in St. Louis is ranked #22 in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • According to the Center for Measuring University Performance, Washington University in St. Louis is considered to be one of the top 10 private research universities in the nation.
  • Washington University in St. Louis has over 14 libraries with main library as Olin Library, is centrally located on the Danforth Campus. The  Washington University library system is the largest in the state of Missouri, containing over 4.2 million volumes.
  • One of the unique feature of Washington University in St. Louis is that it has over 300 undergraduate student organizations and out of which 200 of them are funded by the Washington University Student Union, which has an annual budget of $3.6 million that is completely student-controlled and is one of the largest student government budgets in the country.
  • Washington University in St. Louis has sports teams which are named the Bears who are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and participate in the University Athletic Association at the Division III level. The Bears have won 19 NCAA Division III Championships.Washington University in St. Louis offers on campus residential and accommodation facilities to all students. Washington University in St. Louis has many residential halls on campus including South 40, The Village, Zeta Beta Tau house, North Side residence halls and several apartment blocks near the Danforth Campus. All freshman year students are required to stay on campus residential hostels and halls in their first year. The rooms are available on a private and sharing basis with all basic amenities provided. The average cost of stay in residential halls ranges $10,000 to $12,000 per year including the meal plans.

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