Washington University in St Louis : Profile

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One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Website: www.wustl.edu
Location: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD

Get a snapshot of Washington University in St Louis with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington 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. Central to our mission are our goals, which are to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world. Through our goals, Washington University intends to judge itself by the most exacting standards; to attract people of great ability from diverse backgrounds; to encourage faculty and students to be bold, independent, and creative thinkers; to provide an exemplary, respectful, and responsive environment for living, teaching, learning, and working for present and future generations; and to focus on meaningful measurable results for all of our endeavors.

School Characteristics

Student Population
45700 per year

Length of Study: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: Not Applicable

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes Average ACT: 32 Average SAT: 700

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 14348
Retention Rate: 97%
Graduation Rate: 1408

School Accreditation

National: Yes
Regional: yes
Federal: Yes

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School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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