St. Louis, MO 63130, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 6, Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO 63130, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 6, Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO 63130, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 6, Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis

Campus Box 1210 
St. Louis, MO 63130

The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. Ranked at number six out of all USA medical universities according to research 2013.

Rankings and reputation

University rankings
ARWU[34] 23
Forbes[35] 57
U.S. News & World Report[36] 14
Washington Monthly[37] 39
ARWU[38] 32
QS[39] 86
Times[40] 42
School Rankings
Ranking #

US News & World Report (Medicine) 6[41]
US News & World Report (Law) 18[42]
US News & World Report (MBA) 22[43]
US News & World Report (Social Work) 1[44]
BusinessWeek (BSBA) 5[45]
Financial Times (EMBA – World Rank) 8[46]

Seigle Hall, shared by the School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences

Washington University’s undergraduate program is ranked 14th in the nation, and 7th in admissions selectivity, in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking.[11][47] Additionally, 19 undergraduate disciplines are ranked among the top 10 programs in the country.[48] In 2013, Washington University received a record 30,117 applications for a freshman class of 1,500 with an acceptance rate of 13.7%.[49] More than 90% of incoming freshmen were ranked in the top 10% of their high school classes. In 2006, the University ranked fourth overall and second among private universities in the number of enrolledNational Merit Scholar freshmen, according to the National Merit Scholar Corp.’s annual report.[50] In 2008, Washington University was ranked number one for quality of life according to the Princeton Review, among other top rankings. In addition, the Olin Business School’s undergraduate program is among the top 4 in the country.[51] The Olin Business School’s undergraduate program is also among the country’s most competitive, admitting only 14% of applicants in 2007 and ranking No. 1 in SAT scores with an average composite of 1492 M+CR according to BusinessWeek.[52][53] In 2013, Lumosity named Washington University the “smartest college in America” based on student cognitive performance.[54]

Graduate schools include the School of Medicine, currently ranked 6th in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, currently ranked 1st. The program in occupational therapy at Washington University currently occupies the second spot for the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and the program in physical therapy is ranked 3rd (tied for #3). For the 2015 edition, the School of Law is ranked 18th and the Olin Business School is ranked 22nd.[55][56] Additionally, the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design was ranked 9th in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence in its 2013 edition of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.”

Global rankings include 32nd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013, that assesses the quality of scientific research leading toward a Nobel Prize.[57] In 2014, Washington University ranked 42nd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[58]Washington University has been criticized for aggressively marketing itself in order to increase applications and thereby selectivity, a factor in many ranking systems.[59] Washington University ranked 22nd in CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013, Netherland.


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