Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Highlights

  • Washington University in St. Louis offers 1,500+ courses and 90+ fields of study. Whether you choose a traditional path or interdisciplinary studies, their faculty is focused on 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 Washington University, with approximately 75% of students engaging in a wide range of service projects. 

  • 3 of 4 students at WashU pursue multiple majors and/or degrees. When selecting their field(s) of study, first-year students can turn 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 77% of classes have fewer than 24 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.