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Washington University in St Louis


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Washington University in St Louis
One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
General Information314-935-5000
ChancellorMark Wrighton
TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards OfferedOne but less than two years certificate, Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Doctor's degree - research/scholarship, Master's degree, Doctor's degree - professional practice, Post-master's certificate
Campus SettingSuburb, Large
Campus HousingYes
Student Population 13,820 (7,138 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio7 to 1

Mission Statement

Committed to Our Students: Washington University's educational mission is the promotion of learning -- learning by students and by faculty. Teaching- or the transmission of knowledge- is central to our mission- as is research- or the creation of new knowledge. The faculty- composed of scholars- scientists- artists- and members of the learned professions- serves society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art- understanding- and wisdom; and by providing direct services- such as health care. Central to our mission are our goals- which are to foster excellence in our teaching- research- scholarship- and service; to prepare students with the attitudes- skills- and habits of lifelong learning and with leadership skills- enabling them to be useful members of a global society; and to be an exemplary institution in our home community of St. Louis- as well as in the nation and in the world. Through our goals Washington University intends to judge itself by the most demanding standards; to attract people of great ability from all types of backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold- independent- and creative thinkers; and to provide the infrastructure to support teaching- research- scholarship- and service for the present and for future generations.
Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted  
Advanced placement credits  
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 1,319629
Instructional 257531
Research and Public Service 1,06298
Total Graduate Assistants -966
Instructional -442
Research and Public Service -524