Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Washington University in St. Louis
WashU St. Louis seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Washingtoniana
MottoPer veritatem vis (Latin)
Motto in English
Strength through truth
TypePrivate
EstablishedFebruary 22, 1853; 167 years ago (1853-02-22)
Academic affiliations
AAU
COFHE
MISA
NAICU
ORAU
URA
Endowment$8.13 billion (2019)[1]
ChancellorAndrew D. Martin
ProvostBeverly Wendland
Academic staff
3,819 (2018)[1]
Administrative staff
12,609 (2018)[1]
Students15,045[2]
Undergraduates7,599[2]
Postgraduates7,446[2]
Location, ,
United States

38°38′53″N 90°18′18″W / 38.648°N 90.305°W / 38.648; -90.305Coordinates: 38°38′53″N 90°18′18″W / 38.648°N 90.305°W / 38.648; -90.305
CampusUrban
346.5 acres (0.54 sq mi; 140.22 ha)
1,966.5 acres (3.07 sq mi; 795.81 ha) at Tyson Research Center[3][4]
ColorsRed and green[5]
         
NicknameBears
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIIUAA
Websitewustl.edu
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Washington University in St. Louis (WashU, or WUSTL) is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus (Danforth) mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri. It also has a West Campus in Clayton, North Campus in the West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, and Medical Campus in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.[6]

Founded in 1853 and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries.[7] Washington University is composed of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields.[8] To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.[9] Washington University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[10][11]

As of 2020, 25 Nobel laureates in economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics have been affiliated with Washington University, ten having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university.[12] In 2019, Clarivate Analytics ranked Washington University 7th in the world for most cited researchers.[13] The university also received the 4th highest amount of NIH medical research grants among medical schools in 2019.[14][15] The undergraduate program is ranked 16th in the nation and 31st in the world according to the 2021 US News & World Reports rankings.[16]

  1. ^ a b c "University Facts". Washington University in St. Louis. Archived from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Current Enrollment & Graduation Data: Spring 2019". Washington University in St. Louis. Archived from the original on December 25, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Washington University in St. Louis (About)". Washington University in St. Louis. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "History of Tyson – Tyson Research Center". Washington University in St. Louis – Biology Department. Archived from the original on August 25, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Color Palettes | Office of Public Affairs | Washington University in St. Louis". Archived from the original on July 28, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mail Services | Resource Management | Washington University in St. Louis". resourcemanagement.wustl.edu. Archived from the original on October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Enrollments, Degrees, and Admissions". FACTS 2009. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
  8. ^ "Schools and Academic Departments". Washington University in St. Louis homepage. Archived from the original on July 20, 2006. Retrieved July 20, 2006.
  9. ^ "Origin of the 'Washington' Name". Washington University in St. Louis: University Libraries. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009.
  10. ^ "Washington University in St. Louis: Association of American Universities (AAU)". www.aau.edu. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference Carnegie was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ "Nobel Prize Winners". Archived from the original on September 2, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  13. ^ Analytics, Clarivate. "Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list reveals top talent in the sciences and social sciences". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  14. ^ "School of Medicine Facts". Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  15. ^ "Ranking Tables of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Award Data 2019". www.brimr.org. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  16. ^ "2021 Best National University Rankings".

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