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

Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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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.

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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)

$54,250

Fees (in-state)

$1,042

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

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

#25 World Rank
Biology
#28 World Rank
Medical
#60 World Rank
Engineering
#65 World Rank
Business
#127 World Rank
Literature
#57 World Rank
Law
#59 World Rank
Psychology
#141 World Rank
Mathematics
#86 World Rank
Computer Science
#73 World Rank
Education
#99 World Rank
Physics
#80 World Rank
Chemistry
#136 World Rank
Philosophy
#80 World Rank
Political Science
#80 World Rank
Economics
#99 World Rank
History
#92 World Rank
Communications
#62 World Rank
Anthropology
#188 World Rank
Religious Studies
#139 World Rank
Sociology
#52 World Rank
Social Work
#275 World Rank
Earth Sciences

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 Engineering. Washington University in St. Louis’s most academically influential people include Sherman Block, Arsalan Iftikhar, and Andrew R. Wheeler.

Sherman Block

American sheriff

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Arsalan Iftikhar
Arsalan Iftikhar

American lawyer

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Andrew R. Wheeler

15th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Bob Russell

American lyricist, songwriter

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Adam Marcus

American mathematician

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James P. Clements
James P. Clements

American computer scientist and academic administrator

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Adolph Dubs

United States Ambassador to Afghanistan

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Ted Goertzel
Ted Goertzel

American sociologist and emeritus professor of sociology at Rutgers University.

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Abram L. Sachar
Abram L. Sachar

American historian; founding president of Brandeis University

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Woo Chia-wei

President of the hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology

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Daniel J. Solove

American legal scholar

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Andrew Puzder
Andrew Puzder

American businessman

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