Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and draws students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Students and faculty come from more than 100 countries around the world.
The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.
Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. It creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. The University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.
From world-class professional performances, lectures and exhibitions to concerts, theater, dance, art shows and writing workshops, the university is a leading resource for cultural offerings in the St. Louis region and beyond.
Washington University in St. Louis’ campuses are located near the cultural center of St. Louis, surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity.
The 169-acre Danforth Campus is at the heart of Washington University and is the academic home to the majority of the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The Danforth Campus features predominantly Collegiate Gothic architecture in its academic buildings, and is bordered by Forest Park and the cities of St. Louis, Clayton and University City.
The Washington University Medical Center spreads over 17 city blocks and 164 acres. The center is home to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and its affiliated hospitals, clinics, patient care centers and research facilities. The Medical Campus is located in St. Louis’ vibrant Central West End, home to some of the region’s best shopping and restaurants.
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