Washington University in St. Louis
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1853
Address: 1 Brookings Drive
Introduction

Washington University in St. Louis, also known as Wash U, is a private institution that was founded in 1853. The Missouri-based school has two main sites – the Danforth and Medical Campuses. The campuses are located near each other, separated by Forest Park. In a recent year, more than 12,000 full-time students were enrolled at the university, and members of the university's international student body hailed from more than 80 countries. The primary language of instruction at Wash U is English, and English language courses and other support programs are available for international students. Tuition is the same for domestic and international students, and university will assist in locating housing. The university has academic divisions that offer studies in a variety of fields: art and architecture, arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and social work and public health. Wash U is affiliated with several hospitals, including the St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, both of which are ranked in a number of specialties. The university focuses its research on the areas of medicine, environment and energy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and plant science, and researchers carry out more than 3,000 projects at Wash U each year. Undergraduates can get involved in research at the university and can receive guidance and financial support from the Office of Undergraduate Research. A sampling of the university's research centers includes the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy, the Genome Institute and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences.

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Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Human Biological Sciences
20
Finance
25
Biological Sciences
29
Political Sciences
35
Clinical Medicine
38
Economics
41
Law
47
Medical Technology
48
Key Statistics
13604
Total Enrollment
2833(20.8%)
International Students
7085
Undergraduate Enrollment
532(7.5%)
International Students
6519
Graduate Enrollment
2301(35.3%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
African and African-American Studies
American Culture Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Applied Science (Chemical Engineering)
Applied Science (Computer Science)
Applied Science (Electrical Engineering)
Applied Science (Systems Science and Engineering)
Arabic
Archaeology
Architecture
Art History and Archaeology
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Communication Design
Comparative Arts
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Dance
Digital Imaging and Photography
Drama
Earth and Planetary Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics and Strategy
Education
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Teacher Education
English Literature
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Biology
Environmental Earth Sciences
Environmental Policy
Environmental Studies
European Studies /International and Area Studies
Fashion Design
Film and Media Studies
Finance
French
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Healthcare Management
Hebrew (Biblical and Modern)
History
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
International and Area Studies
International Business*
Italian
Japanese
Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies
Latin American Studies/International and Area Studies
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Middle School Teacher Education
Music
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Organization and Human Resources Management
Painting
Persian Language and Literature
Philosophy
Philosophy–Neuroscience–Psychology
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Printmaking/Drawing
Psychology
Religious Studies
Romance Languages and Literatures
Sculpture
Secondary Teacher Education
Spanish
Systems Science and Engineering
Urban Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Graduate Programs
Aerospace Engineering Ph.D.
Anthropology Ph.D.
Art History and Archaeology Ph.D.
Biochemistry Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Business Administration Ph.D.
Chemistry Ph.D.
Chinese and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Chinese Language and Literature A.M., Ph.D.
Classics A.M.
Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Computational and Molecular Biophysics Ph.D.
Computational and Systems Biology Ph.D.
Computer Engineering Ph.D.
Computer Science Ph.D.
Concentration in Energy
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Ph.D.
DSc in Electrical Engineering
DSc in Systems Science & Mathematics
Earth and Planetary Sciences Ph.D.
East Asian Studies A.M.
Economics Ph.D.
Education M.A.Ed., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Ph.D.
English and American Literature Ph.D.
English and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
English, Writing M.F.A.
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Ph.D.
Executive MBA
French and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
French Language and Literature Ph.D.
Full-Time MBA
German and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Germanic Languages and Literatures Ph.D.
Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
Graduate Certificate in Imaging Science & Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Hispanic Languages and Literatures Ph.D.
History Ph.D.
Human and Statistical Genetics Ph.D.
Immunology Ph.D.
Islamic and Near Eastern Studies A.M.
Japanese and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Japanese Language & Literature A.M., Ph.D.
Jewish Studies A.M.
Joint Degree Programs- General
Joint Degree Programs- Joint J.D./Tax LL.M.
Joint Degree Programs- Transnational Law Program
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Juris Scientiae Doctoris (J.S.D.) Program
LL.M. in Intellectual Property
LL.M. in Taxation
LL.M. in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
Master of Architecture
Master of Juridical Studies
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Population Health Sciences
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science programs in Clinical Investigation
Master of Science programs in Deaf Education
Master of Science programs in Genetic Epidemiology
Master of Science programs in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science programs in Psychiatric Epidemiolog
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Urban Design
Mathematics Ph.D.
Mathematics, Statistics A.M.
ME in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
MEng in Computer Science & Engineering
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MFA in Visual Art
Molecular Cell Biology Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Ph.D.
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Ph.D.
Movement Science Ph.D.
MS in Adv.Architecture Design
MS in Aerospace Engineering
MS in Architecture Studies
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Music A.M., M.M., Ph.D.
Neurosciences Ph.D.
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
PhD in Social Work
Philosophy Ph.D.
Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Ph.D.
Physics Ph.D.
Plant Biology Ph.D.
Political Economy and Public Policy A.M.
Political Science Ph.D.
Professional MBA
Psychology Ph.D.
Rehabilitation and Participation Science Ph.D.
Social Work Ph.D.
Spanish A.M.
Spanish and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Ph.D.
Systems Science and Mathematics Ph.D.
Writing M.F.A.