Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Highlights

  • WashU has undergraduate programs in five schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, Olin Business School, McKelvey School of Engineering, and the College of Art and College of Architecture - both housed in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

  • WashU offers 100+ fields of study, a variety of academic programs, and 2,000+ courses. About 80% of students will pursue multiple majors and/or minors or simply take classes in subjects that interest them, embracing interdisciplinary learning.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 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. 

  • Over 60% of undergraduate students participate in research alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields. 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. 

  • You are encouraged to infuse global experiences into all aspects of your education. About 30% of WashU undergraduates across all divisions learn through study abroad opportunities and internships in more than 50 countries each year.

  • 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.