Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in state of Missouri. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Twenty-five Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university.
Washington University's undergraduate program is ranked 19th by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked 11th by the Wall Street Journal in 2016.
The University is located in a large city in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus.
The most popular majors among applicants are Engineering (19%), Social Sciences (14%), Business/Marketing (13%) and Biology (11%).
The university’s application system is very selective: about 17% of applicants are admitted.
St. Louis is ranked No.2 on the list of cities to offer the most amount of free stuff to college students, second only to Washington D.C. There are several museums on campus as well as off-campus, a zoo and Forest Park which are within walking distance of the school. Also the nearest area has lots of clubs and extra-curriculars as well as entertaining student life, theaters, a lot of great restaurants and shops. Thus, the to-do list is endless!
The main, or Danforth Campus (formerly known as the Hilltop Campus) is mostly between Forest Park Parkway, Wydown Boulevard, North Big Bend Boulevard, and North Skinker Boulevard. The campus is gorgeous and clean.
With 14 libraries, the Washington University offers the largest library system in the state of Missouri
Besides, unique on-campus facilities include research center, large medical campus, observatory, plant growth facility, international writer's center, planetarium, business/economics experimental laboratory, laboratory science building, outdoor research center, theater and gallery of art.