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Washington University in St. Louis
We are among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care, and service to society. We are committed to learning and exploration, to discovery and impact. Together, we explore our intellectual passions and challenge the unknown.
- Founded: 1853
- Chancellor: Andrew D. Martin, 2019–Present
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Motto: Per Veritatem Vis (Strength Through Truth)
Art & Architecture
Arts & Sciences
|Number of faculty by school|
|Arts & Sciences||729|
|Design & Visual Arts||119|
|Social Work/Public Health||153|
|Sampling of faculty honors|
|Poet Laureate of the United States||3|
|American Academy of Arts and Sciences||72|
|National Academy of Sciences||61|
|American Law Institute||31|
|National Medal of Science||10|
26 Nobel Laureates affiliated with
Enrollment by school
The information below was published in the most recent version of the FACTS brochure. For the most up to date numbers, visit the Office of the University Registrar.
- Architecture: 238
- Art: 324
- Arts & Sciences: 4,649
- Business: 861
- Engineering: 1,501
- Evening and other: 711
Graduate and Professional
- Architecture: 133
- Art: 45
- Arts & Sciences: 883
- Business: 2,030
- Engineering: 1,388
- Law: 1,142
- Medicine: 1,296
- Social Work & Public Health: 460
- Other: 99
Day students in Fall 2023
Part-time/Evening students in Fall 2023
Total Enrollment: 16,552
Students come from more than 110 countries and all 50 states + the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands
Approximately 90% of undergraduates are from out of state and
nearly 65% come from more than 500 miles away.
80% of undergraduate students pursue multiple majors and/or minors
About 1 in 3 undergraduate students study abroad
Undergraduate educational costs 2023-24
- Basic undergraduate tuition: $61,750
- Student activity fee: $616
- Student health and wellness fee: $616
- Average undergraduate room and board: $20,778
Degrees awarded in 2022-23
- Associate: 13
- Bachelor: 1,868
- Master: 2,830
- Doctor: 789
- Aud: 12
- DBA: 4
- DPT: 90
- JD: 230
- JSD: 6
- MD: 110
- OTD: 52
- PhD: 285
- TOTAL: 5,500
Colors: Red and Green
NCAA Division III titles: 24
University Athletic Association titles: 262
Academic All-Americans: 216
Varsity sports: 19 (9 men’s and 10 women’s)
Sport Clubs: 42
About 75% of undergraduates participate
in intramural sports, in more than 20 all-male, all-female and coed games, sports and activities.
Positioned to meet national and global imperatives in energy, environment security, health and economic prosperity, we take our responsibility seriously. Through innovative research, we are committed to creating the new knowledge necessary to achieve a bright and sustainable future.
Areas of Focus
Estimated total sponsored research support
in fiscal year 2023
Estimated federal research support in fiscal year 2023
More than 3,000 research projects
underway each year.
Advancing Human Health
Washington University Physicians
1,888 university-employed physicians at the School of Medicine representing
77 specialties provided clinical care to 60+ clinical sites through Washington University Physicians, one of the largest academic clinical practices in the nation.
Washington University Medical Center Corporate Partners
1.54 million outpatient visits to Washington University Physicians
Student-organized clinics, established by medical students and staffed by students and faculty, provide free medical care to underserved members of the St. Louis community.
Health Outreach Program
- Patient navigation
Institute for Public Health
Institute for Public Health works as a connector, convener, and catalyst across all seven of our schools to tackle regional and global public health challenges. It bridges disciplines to stimulate innovation and improve population health by advancing research, practice, training, education, community partnerships, and public policy.
1,893 beds on the Washington University Medical Center
2nd ranking among largest employers in St. Louis
— St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists
21,247 Total employees
Our students from outside the St. Louis region boost the local economy an estimated $237 million
$269 Million Total amount of goods and services purchased locally
$276 Million Total payments to local construction vendors
23.4% of our 163,224 alumni live and work in the St. Louis area
Contributing to the region’s culture and education
Visit innovation.wustl.edu to see how we are fostering a growing entrepreneurial spirit
A hub of innovation, we inspire entrepreneurial efforts. We provide the infrastructure, educational programs, and research support to tap the entrepreneurial spirit of our faculty and students.
Making a difference in the community
According to the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Washington University volunteers more than 7 million person hours to the community each year.
Approximately 600 university/community partnerships are sustained each year.
About 60% of undergraduate students participate in community service.
Graduate and professional students support community organizations through practica and clinics connected to their degree programs, including law, social work, medicine and physical therapy. They receive practical hands-on learning while simultaneously increasing the capacity of local, national and international organizations.
(June 30, 2023)
- Revenues $4,757,003,000
- Expenses $4,570,527,000
- Physical Plant Investment $3,566,162,000
- Endowment (Market Value) $11,511,774,000
Endowment spending as percentage of revenues in fiscal year 2018
12% Endowment spending
88% All other revenues
Alumni & Friend Support
Voluntary gift support in fiscal year 2023
- Total gifts and grants: $324.5 million
- Alumni: $98.0 million
- Friends (including bequests): $60.2 million
- Foundations: $118.4 million
- Corporations: $28.5 million
- Other (including agencies and groups): $16.7 million
- Parents: $6.3 million