Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Highlights

  • Washington University in St. Louis offers 1,500+ courses and 90+ fields of study within five undergraduate divisions (Arts & Sciences, Architecture, Art, Business, and Engineering). Whether you choose a traditional path or pursue your interests across disciplines, the faculty will inspire your intellectual, personal, and professional growth during your time at WashU and beyond.

  • The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement cultivates informed and actively engaged citizens. Community service is a natural part of life at WashU, with approximately 60% of students engaging in a wide range of service projects. 

  • About 80% of undergraduate students at WashU pursue multiple majors, minors, and/or degrees. When selecting their field(s) of study, first-year students can turn to their professional four-year advisor or to upper class leaders known as Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs) to answer questions about academic deadlines and policies, resources available, and making the transition to college. 

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1 and 76% of classes have fewer than 30 students.

  • Over 50% of undergraduate students participate in research. Twice a year, the Office of Undergraduate Research presents the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This is a forum for students to present their research findings and a celebration of the diversity of research that takes place at WashU. 

  • About 40% of WashU undergraduates in all divisions learn through study abroad opportunities and internships in more than 50 countries each year.