Washington University In St Louis

Washington University In St Louis

Washington University in St. Louis, also known as WUSTL, is a nonsectarian, private research university located in Greater St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1853 and was named in honor of George Washington. Britain's Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Washington University 48th in the world in 2006. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Art
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • George Warren Brown School of Social Work
  • Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
  • Graduate School of Art
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Olin Business School
  • Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Sever Institute of Continuing Studies (Graduate School of Engineering)
  • University College

WUSTL's sports teams are called the Bears. They participate in the University Athletic Association and the NCAA Division III.

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Washington University in St Louis
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis , MO 63130-4899
General Phone: (314) 935-5000

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Washington University in St Louis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts737American studies, East Asian studies, Near/Middle east studies, area studies, African-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, comparative literature, Chinese language, ...
Business and Management663business management, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, financial planning, human resources, ...
Engineering467aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, materials engineering, ...
Science373biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, biochem/biophysics courses, botany, developmental biology and embryology, call and molecular biology, immunology, ...
Law345law, advanced legal research, US law, tax law, legal professions
Therapy and Counseling258psychology, organizational psychology, physical therapy
Computer Science and Engineering213computer science, computer services management, computer engineering
Family and Social Work174social work
Medicine152neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist
Architecture and Planning101architecture, urban planning, architectural tech
Fine Arts57fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy49occupational therapy, movement therapy
Medical Administration44health care facilities management, health services administration
Mathematics43mathematics, applied mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art37commercial art, film studies, photography, printmaking
Education and Teaching32education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, foreign language teaching, science teaching
Design31fashion design, graphic design, illustration
Religion and Philosophy22philosophy, religion
Medical Support and Technology20audiology and speech pathology
Conservation and Resource Management17environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts15dance, drama
Media6communication and journalism

Number of programs and degrees for Washington University in St Louis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,76081
Master's degree1,30465
Postbaccalaureate certificate588
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years75
Doctor's degree34442
Post-master's certificate01
First-professional degree3862
Associate's degree71

Washington University in St Louis Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washington University in St Louis had a total enrollment of 13,382 students (10,253 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 37%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 22%
22-24 19%
25-29 21%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York8%
(International Students)6%
New Jersey4%
North Carolina1%

Washington University in St Louis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %
Part-Time 89 %

Washington University in St Louis Room and Board (2007)

Washington University in St Louis offers campus housing for 6,419 of its 10,253 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Washington University in St Louis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal680760
SAT Math700780
ACT Verbal3235
ACT Math3135
ACT Composite3134

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT75%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT61%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Washington University in St Louis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,248
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,248
Room and board $ 12,026
Room charge $ 7,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,276
Books and supplies $ 1,220
Other expenses $ 1,970

Financial Aid:
Washington University in St Louis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252000)

Washington University in St Louis Faculty

Washington University in St Louis has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track215118
Non-tenured and not on tenure track702492

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$222,1834$230,492
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year13$112,57913$75,781
No academic rankcalendar year3$101,2844$85,819
All faculty totalcalendar year35$164,05923$106,995

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year249$158,47159$151,354
Associate professoracademic year93$101,26452$91,259
Assistant professoracademic year99$91,33165$75,227
Lectureracademic year43$54,71466$52,549
No academic rankacademic year4$53,4456$51,104
All faculty totalacademic year488$123,945248$90,080

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Washington University in St Louis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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Basketball University Athletic Association
Baseball University Athletic Association
Track University Athletic Association

Washington University in St Louis Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Systems Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Arabic Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Genetics
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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