A community that is both personal and driven. For those who push the boundaries of what it means to learn. A place where people matter and serious work is done.

University flag at half-staff: William Gass

We are Washington University in St. Louis.

We are a community where you can be an individual and achieve exceptional things. We are committed to learning and exploration, to discovery and impact.

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A Lasting Impact

Together, we are investing in the future, driven by a passion for excellence and the desire to benefit our community, our nation and our world.

Leading Together Campaign

We are driven to meet the world’s challenges.

Washington University is a place where you can push the boundaries of what it means to learn. We are enriched by wide-ranging exploration and inspired by big ideas as we create new knowledge for an ever-changing world.

Rafia Zafar

WashU Faculty

Rafia Zafar

faculty director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

on identity and society

“It’s important to keep the lines of communication open, to keep dialogue open. We need to all get together to move the needle forward.”

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Patrick Jay

WashU Faculty

Patrick Jay

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

on pediatric cardiology

“Unlike adults, children’s diseases are much less influenced by lifestyle. Pediatric diseases tell you something fundamental about human biology.”

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