Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-5000
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Washington University in St. Louis was founded 1853 and named after George Washington. The university offers more than 90 programs, 1,500 different courses, and consists of seven graduate and undergraduate schools. The school has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,138 students. The school has students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 110 nations. Approximately 22 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, with nine having done the major part of their research at the school. Washington University in ranked 14th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Programs Offered

Washington University in St. Louis has three schools that serve undergraduate and graduate students, along with four other schools specifically offering graduate degree programs. Students wishing to participate in online programs can choose from several programs offered by Washington’s University College. University College offers 11 different post-graduate programs, including master’s degrees in biology, education, nonprofit management, and a doctorate program in liberal arts. Prospective bachelor’s degree students can choose from 15 different programs including, anthropology, English, psychology, and many more. The college also offers an Associate in Arts degree and 18 different certificate degree programs.

Among Washington’s graduate-specific schools are the top-ranked George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Olin Business School, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and several graduate programs in education. The School of Medicine helps feed Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which is one of the top ranked hospitals in the country.


Washington University in St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission’s North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school was first accredited in 1913. There are a number of individual programs accredited by other agencies and organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, and many more.


Prospective first-year students applying to Washington University in St. Louis must submit an application, SAT or ACT test scores, and a $55 dollar application through Jan. 15 for the following fall semester. The early decision deadline is Nov. 15. Undergraduate admission is extremely selective with only 21.2% of students being accepted each year, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Prospective graduate and professional students will need to check with the school that houses the specific program that you wish to apply. Most post-graduate students should expect to submit at least the following: an application, all undergraduate transcripts, multiple letters of recommendation, and any applicable test scores, such as the GRE or TOEFL.

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