National Universities USA – 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis – Rank 17/100
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,401, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington University in St. Louis’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 15. Its tuition and fees are $48,093 (2015-16).
Washington University in St. Louis is located in a city that offers professional sports in football, baseball and hockey in addition to a wide range of options for dining and entertainment. The Wash U Bears are members of the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association. Freshmen are required to live on campus in one of the residence houses. After freshman year, students can choose to live in suite-style housing, on-campus apartments, fraternity houses or off-campus apartments and homes. Approximately 25 percent of students are affiliated with Greek life at Wash U.
Wash U is divided four schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students and four graduate schools. Among Wash U’s graduate programs are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the highly ranked Olin Business School,School of Law, School of Medicine, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science and a graduate program in education. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Wash U’s campus houses one of the most distinguished university collections in the country, including works from Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Actor Peter Sarsgaard graduated from Wash U, as did former FBI Director William H. Webster. Wash U’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.
Washington University in St. Louis is a research university that offers a unique environment for undergraduate students to learn and grow. Unparalleled curriculum flexibility and learning opportunities in a friendly and supportive community inspire undergraduates to explore their interests and develop new ones. Working with their advisors, undergraduates may choose a traditional single major, as many do. Others combine majors with minors, second majors, and pre-professional programs — all within their four-year undergraduate experience. We encourage our students to participate in internships, study abroad programs, research and scholarship, and over 350 clubs and organizations, rounding out Washington University’s commitment to help each student identify and pursue his or her passion. Our students pursue their passions every day. Visit campus and ask them about their experiences.
Rankings, Scores & Key Indicators
Score – 84
High school counselor score (out of 5) – 4.6
Average freshman retention rate – 97%
Classes with fewer than 20 students – 65.9%
Classes with 50 or more students – 11%
Student-faculty ratio – 8:1
Fall 2014 acceptance rate – 17.1%
6-year graduation rate – 95%