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#66 Overall Influence #20 Desirability Rank

Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Featured Alumnus

Samuel Moyn ranks among our Top Influential Historians Today.

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).

From Wikipedia

Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri. It also has a West Campus in Clayton, North Campus in the West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, and Medical Campus in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

27,949

Acceptance

16%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1520

Median ACT Score

34

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$56,300

Fees (in-state)

$593

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$5,273
30K - 48K$6,248
48K - 75K$11,832
75K - 110K$25,505
110K+$45,758

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

13K

Under-Grads

8K

Graduates

6K

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

#20 World Rank
Biology
#28 World Rank
Medical
#64 World Rank
Engineering
#59 World Rank
Business
#126 World Rank
Literature
#58 World Rank
Law
#63 World Rank
Psychology
#79 World Rank
Chemistry
#152 World Rank
Mathematics
#101 World Rank
Physics
#87 World Rank
Computer Science
#78 World Rank
Education
#140 World Rank
Philosophy
#83 World Rank
Political Science
#82 World Rank
Economics
#111 World Rank
History
#101 World Rank
Communications
#62 World Rank
Anthropology
#195 World Rank
Religious Studies
#145 World Rank
Sociology
#54 World Rank
Social Work
#299 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#86 World Rank
Nursing
#109 World 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 Biology, Medical, and Social Work

Kenneth Prewitt

American academic

Joseph Poindexter

American judge

James P. Clements

James P. Clements

American computer scientist and academic administrator

James Robins

James Robins

American statistician

Woo Chia-wei

President of the hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology

Irma S. Rombauer

Irma S. Rombauer

American cookbook author

Sherman Block

American sheriff

Breckinridge Long

American diplomat

John H. Biggs

Business executive

Stephen Semmes

American mathematician

Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant

American writer

George Tsebelis

American political scientist