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Washington University in St. Louis

Location

Danforth Campus, St. Louis United States

Ranking

# =176QS World University Rankings

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2Undergraduate programs

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6Postgraduate programs

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About Washington University in St. Louis

Ranked within the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings, Washington University in St. Louis, also known as WashU or WUSTL, is a private research university. It’s situated in St Louis, Missouri, and was founded in 1853 and named after George Washington. It currently has approximately 14,385 students from 90 countries, and awarded almost 4,500 degrees in 2016-17. The university runs three campuses and the Tyson Research Center, a 2,000-acre outdoor laboratory.

About Washington University in St. Louis

Ranked within the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings, Washington University in St. Louis, also known as WashU or WUSTL, is a private research university. It’s situated in St Louis, Missouri, and was founded in 1853 and named after George Washington. It currently has approximately 14,385 students from 90 countries, and awarded almost 4,500 degrees in 2016-17. The university runs three campuses and the Tyson Research Center, a 2,000-acre outdoor laboratory.

Available programs

Undergraduate tuition fees are $50,650 per year (plus other fees), and the average undergraduate room and board is $16,006 per year. To apply for an undergraduate degree at Washington University in St Louis, you’ll need to complete the application form and pay the application fee, including documents such as your high school diploma, college transcripts, personal statement and TOEFL scores (if applicable).The university college offers bachelor programs in subjects such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Economics or Managerial Economics
  • Health Care
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Washington University in St Louis aims to encourage students to enhance their credentials via professional development opportunities, and recognizes that diversity on campus improves the life of the university’s scholarly community.Tuition fees are $50,650 per year as of 2017/18, and you’ll also need to pay the Student Health and Wellness Fee of $375. The university also estimates that students need $21,950 per year for living costs, including books and supplies. To apply for a postgraduate degree at Washington University of St Louis, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and will need to provide academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency (if applicable), three letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results.

University information

Bachelor

1480+
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7+
90+

Master

693+
3+
7+
90+
15,249
49%
51%
4,197
14%
86%
3,360
67%
33%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Washington University in St. Louis is one of the top private universities in St. Louis, United States. It is ranked #=176 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #84
  • 2014
    #=86
  • 2015
    #99
  • 2016
    #=110
  • 2017
    #=106
  • 2018
    #100
  • 2019
    #=100
  • 2020
    #108
  • 2021
    #105
  • 2022
    #107
  • 2023
    #=118
  • 2024
    #=154
  • 2025
    #=176

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