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Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • 42 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 42 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 99 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 86 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 110 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 60 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 100 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University is a humbly-sized, independent university committed in engaging its stakeholders to delve for contemporary knowledge and a more sophisticated view of this fast-paced, modern and multi-cultural world. It is located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The university is regarded as one of the world’s pioneers in areas of teaching and research, which explains why students and faculty from the entire 50 states and over 100 countries choose this education institution.

The 3,395 faculty of Washington University is not only known for their exemplary teaching skills but also for their research and creative activities. For the most part, all full-time teaching faculty possess doctorate and even final professional degrees in their respective areas of expertise. These professors teach both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. More over, the Washington University faculty has been receiving numerous recognitions which include major literary merits, major awards for teaching, research and service, and credits from governments of nations all over the globe.

Campus information

Washington University in St. Louis is comprised of four campuses, namely Danforth Campus, Medical Campus, West Campus and the Tyson Research Center. The Danforth Campus, which is the university’s main campus, boasts a 169-acre site found in the western part of Forest Park—the venue of 1904’s World Fair and one of the largest urban parks in the country. The campus’ main attraction is the Collegiate Gothic Architecture in its academic buildings, recognized and listed by the National Register of Historic Places.

Meanwhile, the Medical Campus, nested east of Forest Park in the City of St. Louis, houses the Washington University School of Medicine and its affiliate medical institutions.

The West Campus is located at Located at 7425 Forsyth Boulevard, half-mile west of the Danforth Campus, in the city of Clayton. University administrative offices, the West Campus Library and Conference Center, and a number of commercial retailers can be found here.

Lastly, nature-filled landscape of the Tyson Research Center caters to the research needs of the stakeholders, environmental studies, education and other affairs of the researchers as well as approved outreach groups. It is located in western St. Louis County, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Washington University's Danforth Campus just off of Interstate 44.

From the airport, Lambert St.Louis (Airport Code STL): First, take I-70 east toward St. Louis. Second, merge onto I-170 south via exit 238B, Clayton. Merge onto Forest Park Parkway via exit 1E. Next, turn right onto Big Bend Blvd. Finally, turn left onto Forsyth Blvd.

You can also reach Washington University via St. Louis’ light rail commuter train system Metrolink. The train has two stops in the Danforth campus: the Skinker station and the University City-Big Bend station.

The public transportation MetroBuses also stops at Malinckrodt Center on Forsyth.


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Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Architecture, Building 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 3 Mass Communication & Media 1


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