About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), founded in 1853, is a large, private institution serving over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and from around the world. It is ranked 14th in the US News and World Reports listing of Best Colleges. Its two main campuses are linked by Forest Park, site of the 1904 World’s Fair. While the School of Medicine Campus borders the east end of the park, the Danforth Campus sits on 169 acres on the western edge. The campus is comprised of seven schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Design and Visual Arts, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Social Work and Public Health. Washington University also boasts 24 Nobel laureates and 29 Rhodes Scholars. Washington University is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 125 nations. The University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources, and ...activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research, patient care, and service to society. Washington University is the 4th largest employer in the St. Louis metropolitan area.