Washington University in St. Louis
#61 Overall Influence#20 Desirability Rank

Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), which is located in an unincorporated area just west of the St. Louis city limits, was founded in 1853. WUSTL’s student body is highly diversified, including individuals from all 50 states and some 120 foreign countries.

The university is divided into seven undergraduate, graduate, and professional colleges and schools, which together offer nearly 1900 courses leading to more than 90 different academic degrees. Among WUSTL’s most popular programs are those in engineering, in biological and biomedical sciences, and in social sciences. The university also offers programs in more than 12 foreign languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Swahili.

WUSTL Online offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree, and professional certificate, programs.

WUSTL is associated with 25 Nobel laureates, namely:

Other distinguished WUSTL-connected individuals include the following:

WUSTL is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

31,320

Acceptance

15%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1520

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,400

Fees (in-state)

$999

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$5,724
30K-48K$6,194
48K-75K$12,089
75K-110K$23,806
110K+$44,365

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$87,900

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

12K

Under-Grads

7K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis MO 63130-4899

What is Washington University in St. Louis known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#15 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Social Work
#25 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Medical
#36 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Biology
#66 World Rank #26 USA Rank
Chemistry
#90 World Rank #33 USA Rank
Physics
#77 World Rank #42 USA Rank
Anthropology
#61 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Political Science
#53 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Business
#94 World Rank #47 USA Rank
Economics
#71 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Engineering
#83 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Computer Science
#77 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Education
#141 World Rank #52 USA Rank
Mathematics
#96 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Law
#106 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Psychology
#131 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Sociology
#186 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Philosophy
#177 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Literature
#92 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Communications
#161 World Rank #78 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#150 World Rank #81 USA Rank
History
#270 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#89 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Nursing
#139 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Washington University in St. Louis's Most influential alumni?

Washington University in St. Louis's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Medical, and Biology. Washington University in St. Louis’s most academically influential people include Tennessee Williams, Michael Bailey, and Daniel Nathans.

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

American playwright

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Michael Bailey

American psychologist

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Daniel Nathans
Daniel Nathans

American Microbiologist

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Sean B. Carroll
Sean B. Carroll

American biologist

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Richard Ford
Richard Ford

American novelist and short story writer

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Shulamith Firestone
Shulamith Firestone

Feminist

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J. C. R. Licklider
J. C. R. Licklider

American psychologist and computer scientist

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Steve Fossett
Steve Fossett

American businessman, record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer

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Francis O. Schmitt
Francis O. Schmitt

American academic

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Charles Eames

American designer

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Sol Spiegelman
Sol Spiegelman

American molecular biologist

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charlayne Hunter-Gault

American journalist

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