|Washington University in St. Louis|
Latin: Universitas Washingtoniana
|Motto:||Per veritatem vis|
|Motto in English:||Strength through truth|
|Established:||February 22, 1853|
|Endowment:||~U.S.$5. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 66 billion|
|Chancellor:||Mark S. Wrighton|
|Other students:||1,227 part time students|
|Location:||St. Louis, MO, USA|
|Campus:||Urban and Suburban|
2,335 acres (9. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Mark Stephen Wrighton (born 1949) is an American Academic, a Chemist, and the current Chancellor of Washington University in A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 01 km²)
Danforth Campus, 169 acres (0. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St 7 km²)
Medical Campus, 59 acres
Tyson Research Center, 2,000 acres (8 km²)
North Campus, 13 acres
|Former names:||Eliot Seminary, Washington Institute|
|Colors:||Red and Green|
|Nickname:||Wash U, WUSTL|
|Athletics:||NCAA Division III UAA|
19 varsity teams as of Fall 2008
Washington University in St. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. Member teams Former Member Conference facilities Sports The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports Men A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Louis is a nonsectarian, private research university located in St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects St Louis County is a County located in the US state of Missouri.
The university has students and faculty from all 50 US states and more than 125 nations.  Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, nine doing the major part of their pioneering research at the university.  Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. An academic discipline or field of study is a branch of Knowledge which is taught or Researched at the college or university level In the 2007 U.S. News & World Report rankings, its undergraduate program is ranked 12th overall (tied with Cornell University) and admissions selectivity is ranked 6th (tied with Columbia University). Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Amongst the University's highly-ranked Graduate schools include the School of Medicine, which is ranked 3rd, Architecture, which is ranked 5th, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, ranked 1st. The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, sometimes referred to as the Brown School or GWB, is one of the world's leading schools for the training of  The school was originally incorporated as Washington University, and popular nicknames for the university include Wash. U. and WUSTL, derived from the initials of the university's name. To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. Louis" in 1976.  The university has an endowment of $5. 66 billion.  The current chancellor is Mark S. Wrighton, who has led the university since 1995. Mark Stephen Wrighton (born 1949) is an American Academic, a Chemist, and the current Chancellor of Washington University in He is among the highest paid university heads in the United States. 
Washington University was co-founded in 1853 as a nonsectarian, private institution by St. The history of Washington University in St Louis began when it was co-founded as a nonsectarian private institution in 1853 by St Louis leader Wayman Crow, and the Unitarian minister William Greenleaf Eliot, grandfather of the Nobel Prize laureate poet T. S. Eliot. Wayman Crow (1808-1885 was one of the founders of Washington University, a St William Greenleaf Eliot (1811 - 1887 was an American educator Unitarian clergyman and civic leader in Missouri. Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26 1888 – January 4 1965 was a poet Dramatist, and Literary critic. The University's original name at the time of its founding was Eliot Seminary. Eliot, however, was not in favor of the name, and in 1854, the Board of Trustees changed it to "Washington Institute in St. Louis" because the University's charter, was (by a historical coincidence) passed on Washington's birthday (February 22,1853) and Washington's name was free from any divisiveness.
In 1857, the name was changed to Washington University. To avoid confusion with over 23 other institutions sharing the Washington name in their titles, the university again changed its name in 1976, restoring the "in St. Louis" suffix to distinguish it in the national media.
Although the school includes St. Louis in its name -- and its official mailing address is St. Louis -- the school's main Danforth Campus including Brookings Hall and its most famous landmark buildings, are actually in an unincorporated section of St. Louis County just west of the St. Louis City limits across Skinker Boulevard from Forest Park (St. Louis). Forest Park in St Louis Missouri, opened in 1876 and the former site of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (better known as "The World's Its eastern border is the city of St. Louis. It is bordered to the north and northwest by the city of University City, Missouri, and to the south and southwest by Clayton, Missouri. University City is a city in St Louis County, Missouri, United States. Clayton is the county seat of St Louis County Missouri, part of the Greater St
The police jurisdiction for the Danforth Campus is the county rather than city of St. Louis.
The school's Medical Campus is in the city of St. Louis on the east end of Forest Park. Some administrative offices are in the city of St. Louis in what is called the North Campus. The 560 Music Center and the Lewis Center are in University City.
There is also a West Campus and a South Campus in Clayton and the Tyson Research Center in St. Louis County.
Washington University is well known for hosting United States Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. The University has been selected to host a Presidential or Vice Presidential debate in every United States Presidential election since 1992. United States presidential election debates were held at the Washington University Field House in 1992, 2000, and 2004. During presidential elections in the United States, it has become customary for the main candidates United States presidential election debates were held in the 2004 presidential elections. A Presidential debate was planned to occur in 1996, but scheduling difficulties between the candidates canceled the debate.  The university has been selected to host the only 2008 Vice Presidential debate, on October 2, 2008. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
Although Chancellor Wrighton has previously noted after the 2004 debate that it would be "improbable" that the University will host another debate and was not eager to commit to the possibility, he subsequently changed his view and the University submitted a bid for the 2008 debates. "These one-of-a-kind events are great experiences for our students, they contribute to a national understanding of important issues, and they allow us to help bring national and international attention to the St. Louis region as one of America's great metropolitan areas," said Wrighton. 
Distinguished by its collegiate gothic architecture, the 169-acre (0. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began 7 km²) Danforth Campus lies at the western boundary of Forest Park, partially in the City of St. Louis. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St Most of the campus sits in unincorporated St. Louis County, while the southern part of the campus sits in suburban Clayton. In Law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any Municipality. St Louis County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Clayton is the county seat of St Louis County Missouri, part of the Greater St
Formerly known as the Hilltop Campus, Danforth Campus was officially dedicated with a formal university ceremony on September 17, 2006, in honor of William H. Danforth, the 13th Chancellor of the University, the Danforth family, and the Danforth Foundation. Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. William Henry Danforth Jr (born 1926, St Louis, Missouri) is a retired Physician, professor of medicine and academic administrator
The construction of Danforth Campus was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the Saint Louis World's Fair, was an international exposition held in St Through the efforts and influence of David R. Francis, an alumnus and former mayor of St. Louis, Missouri governor and U.S. Interior Secretary, newly-constructed campus buildings on the edge of Forest Park began use for classes when the World's Fair was over. David Rowland Francis ( October 1, 1850 January 15, 1927) was an American politician Chairmen St Louis was first incorporated as a town on November 9, 1809 while part of the Territory of Louisiana. Governors Commandant of Louisiana Governor of the District of Louisiana On March 26 1804 an act of congress divided Louisiana into two territories The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. Forest Park in St Louis Missouri, opened in 1876 and the former site of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (better known as "The World's This included facilities used by the 1904 Summer Olympics (the first Olympics played in the Western Hemisphere), such as Francis Field and Francis Gymnasium . The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in St Francis Field is a Stadium at Washington University in St Louis, currently used by the University's Track and field / cross country, Football
The Danforth Campus is accessible by the University City-Big Bend and [[Skinker (St. The University City–Big Bend St Louis MetroLink station opened on August 28, 2006, serves the western portion of the Washington University Louis MetroLink) MetroLink stations on the MetroLink's recently-opened cross-county extension, which provides easy access to the Washington University Medical Campus, the North Campus, and the West Campus. MetroLink is the Light rail transit system in the Greater St Louis area of Missouri and Illinois.
Washington University Medical Center comprises 135 acres (0. 5 km²) spread over approximately 12 city blocks, located along the eastern edge of Forest Park within the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. The Central West End is a distinct neighborhood in St Louis Missouri, stretching from Midtown 's western edge to Union Boulevard and bordering on Forest Park The campus is home to the School of Medicine and its associated teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. This article is about Barnes Hospital For other uses please see Barnes (disambiguation Barnes-Jewish Hospital is located in St St Louis Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital in St Louis Missouri, and is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States Many of the buildings are connected via a series of sky bridges and corridors.
The School's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also serve as the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, which are part of BJC HealthCare. Washington University and BJC have taken on many joint venture projects, such as the Center for Advanced Medicine, completed in December 2001.
Olin Residence Hall, named for Spencer T. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for Olin, provides residential services for 200 medical and graduate students.
The Medical Campus is accessible via the Central West End MetroLink station, which provides a quick link to the Danforth, North, and West Campuses. Central West End is a St Louis MetroLink Station located in the Central West End at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Children's Place
Medical Campus Includes:
Washington University's North Campus and West Campus principally house administrative functions that are not student-focused. North Campus lies in St. Louis City, near the Delmar Loop. The Delmar Loop is an eclectic entertainment cultural and restaurant district located in St The University acquired the building and adjacent property in 2004, formerly home to the Angelica Uniform Factory. Several University administrative departments are located at the North Campus location, including offices for Quadrangle Housing, Accounting and Treasury Services, Parking and Transportation Services, Army ROTC, and Network Technology Services. ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches The North Campus location also provides off-site storage space for the Performing Arts Department. The performing arts are those forms of Art which differ from the Plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own Body, Face and presence Renovations are still ongoing; the most recent addition to the North Campus space was a small eatery operated by Bon Appétit Management Company, the University's on-campus food provider, completed during spring semester 2007. The Bon Appétit Management Company is an onsite custom restaurant company owned by Compass Group, that provides café and catering services to corporations
The West Campus is located about a mile to the west of the Danforth Campus in Clayton, Missouri, and primarily consists of a three-story former department store building housing mostly administrative space. Clayton is the county seat of St Louis County Missouri, part of the Greater St A department store is a Retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line. The West Campus building was home to the Clayton branch of the Famous-Barr department store until 1990, when the University acquired the property and adjacent parking and began a series of renovations. Famous-Barr, St Louis Missouri, was a division of Federated Department Stores. Today, the basement level houses the Library archives and a conference center. The ground level still remains a retail space. The upper floors consolidated capital gifts, portions of alumni and development, and information systems offices from across the Danforth and Medical School campuses. The term information system (IS sometimes refers to a System of persons Data records and activities that process the data and Information in an organization There is a music rehearsal room on the second floor where the WUSTL Symphony Orchestra currently practices. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well The West Campus is also home to the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT), which provides IT training services.
Both the North and West Campuses are accessible by the St. Louis MetroLink, with the Delmar Loop and Forsyth MetroLink Stations directly adjacent to these campuses, which provides easy access around the St. MetroLink is the Light rail transit system in the Greater St Louis area of Missouri and Illinois. Delmar Loop is a St Louis MetroLink Station This station features 362 Park-Ride spaces The Forsyth St Louis MetroLink station opened August 28, 2006. Louis metropolitan area, including all of Washington University's campuses.
Tyson Research Center is a 2,000-acre (8 km²) field station located west of St. Louis on the Meramec River. The Meramec River is one of the longest free-flowing waterways in Missouri —it wanders some 220 miles (350 kilometers through six Missouri Ozark Highland Washington University obtained Tyson as surplus property from the federal government in 1963. It is used by the University as a biological field station and research/education center.
|Undergraduate and Graduate Programs||Graduate and Professional|
|Danforth Campus||Danforth Campus|
Arts & Sciences at Washington University comprises three divisions: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and University College in Arts & Sciences. The Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St Louis are composed of three divisions the College of Arts & Sciences the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University College The Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St Louis are composed of three divisions the College of Arts & Sciences the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University College The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St The Washington University School of Engineering is a part of Washington University in St Washington University School of Law (WULS is a private American Law school located in St The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St The Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St Louis are composed of three divisions the College of Arts & Sciences the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University College The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, sometimes referred to as the Brown School or GWB, is one of the world's leading schools for the training of Washington University School of Medicine, located in St Louis Missouri, is one of the most competitive and highly regarded medical schools and biomedical research institutes The Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St Louis are composed of three divisions the College of Arts & Sciences the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University College Edward S. Macias is Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of Arts & Sciences. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, James E. McLeod is the Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Robert E. Thach is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Founded as the School of Commerce and Finance in 1917, the Olin Business School was named after entrepreneur John M. Olin in 1988. The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St John Merrill Olin ( November 10, 1892 - September 8, 1982) was an American businessman The school provides degree programs including BSBA, MBA, MS in Finance, Master's in Accounting, part-time Professional MBA, Executive MBA and PhD, as well as non-degree executive education. A part-time job carries fewer hours per week than a Full-time job and usually pays less than a full-time job Executive Education is the term used for programs at graduate-level Business schools that aim to give classes for Chief Executives and other top managers In 2002, an Executive MBA program was established in Shanghai, in cooperation with Fudan University. The Master of Business Administration ( MBA) is a Master's degree in Business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million Fudan University ( located in Shanghai, China, is one of the oldest most prestigious and most selective universities in the People's Republic
Olin has a network of about 15,000 alumni worldwide. Over the last several years, the school’s endowment has increased to $213 million (2004) and annual gifts average $12 million per year. The word million In standard English, the -lli- in million is pronounced with an l-sound followed by a Simon Hall was opened in 1986 after a donation from John E. Simon.
Undergraduate BSBA students take 40–60% of their courses at Olin and are able to formally declare majors in eight areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, managerial economics and strategy, organization and human resources, international business, or operations and supply chain management. Managerial economics (also called business economics) is a branch of Economics that applies Microeconomic analysis to specific business decisions International business is a term used to collectively describe topics relating to the operations of Firms with interests in multiple countries. Supply chain management (SCM is the process of Planning, implementing and Controlling the operations of the Supply chain as efficiently as possible Graduate students are able to pursue the MBA degree either full-time or part-time. Students may also take elective courses from other areas in Washington University including law and many other fields. Mahendra R. Gupta is the Dean of the Olin Business School.
Olin graduates are well represented in leadership positions at companies across various industries, including: Wachovia, Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Deloitte Consulting, Exxon-Mobil, General Mills, IBM, Marriott, Monsanto, JPMorgan Chase, Samsung, and UBS. Wachovia Corporation ( based in Charlotte North Carolina, is a diversified Financial services holding company provided via its operating subsidiaries a broad Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc ( (ˈænhаɪzər bʊʃ is the largest Brewing company in the United States with a 48 Banc of America Securities Bank of America () is the largest bank by asset and second largest commercial Bank by deposits and Market capitalization in United The Bear Stearns Companies Inc, based in New York City, was one of the largest global Investment banks and securities trading and brokerage Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (also branded as Deloitte) is one of the largest Professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along The Exxon Mobil Corporation, or ExxonMobil, is an American oil and gas Corporation and a direct descendant of John D General Mills ( is a Fortune 500 Corporation, mainly concerned with Food products which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology The Monsanto Company ( is a multinational Agricultural biotechnology Corporation. JPMorgan Chase & Co ( is the largest Banking institution in the United States by deposits and market capitalization and is one of the oldest operating The Samsung Group ( Korean:, Samsung Guerup) is South Korea 's largest company or Chaebol and the world's largest conglomerate
Created in 2005 by merging the existing Colleges of Art and Architecture, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts combines the strengths of these fields into a single collaborative unit offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The School comprises:
Architecture offers BS and BA degrees as well as M. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, often referred to simply as "The Milly" is an Art museum located on the campus of Washington University in St Arch and MUD. There is a combined six-year BS and M. Arch degree program as well as joint M. Arch programs with most of the other schools in the University. In 2008, the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design was ranked 5th in the nation by Design Intelligence. Urban design concerns the arrangement appearance and functionality of towns and cities and in particular the shaping and uses of urban Public space.
Art offers the BFA and MFA in Art in the context of a full university environment. Students take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as courses in the College of Art to provide a well rounded background. Art movement Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether elementary secondary post-secondary/undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate with a primary focus One third of students in the school pursue a combined study degree program, second major, and/or minors in other undergraduate divisions at Washington University. U.S. News & World Report ranked the MFA program 15th in the nation in 2008. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D 
In October 2006 the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum moved into new facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, and former faculty member, Fumihiko Maki. The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor "a living Architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those Fumihiko Maki (槇文彦 Maki Fumihiko) (born Tokyo, September 6, 1928) is a Japanese architect
Carmon Colangelo is the Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Bruce Lindsey is Dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Jeff Pike is Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art.
The Washington University School of Engineering was ranked 43 in the 2007–2008 U.S. News undergraduate engineering program ratings. The Washington University School of Engineering is a part of Washington University in St USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Graduate programs are also offered through the School of Engineering and part-time programs through the Sever Institute of Continuing Studies. Its current head is Dean Mary J. Sansalone until July 2008. Interim Dean of Engineering Salvatore P. Sutera takes office 1 July 2008.
(In summer 2007, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering were merged into the new Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering Department. Biomedical engineering ( BME) is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field Computer Science and Engineering is the discipline formed by the union of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering, is a field of Engineering that deals with the study and application of Systems engineering is an Interdisciplinary field of Engineering that focuses on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed Environmental engineering is the application of Science and Engineering principles to improve the environment (air water and/or land resources Chemical engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the application of Physical science (e Mechanical Engineering is an Engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis Design, Manufacturing Aerospace engineering is the branch of Engineering behind the design construction and science of Aircraft and Spacecraft. Structural engineering is a field of Engineering dealing with the analysis and design of Structures that support or resist loads Structural engineering is Structural engineering is a field of Engineering dealing with the analysis and design of Structures that support or resist loads Structural engineering is )
The Washington University School of Law offers eight joint-degree programs, including JD/MSW, JD/East Asian Studies, and JD/MBA programs. Washington University School of Law (WULS is a private American Law school located in St Washington University School of Law (WULS is a private American Law school located in St Asian studies, a term that has largely replaced the older Oriental studies, is concerned with the Asian peoples their cultures languages history and politics It also offers two graduate degrees in law, the LLM and the MJS (Master of Juridical Studies). The law school offers 3 semesters of courses in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, and requires at least 85 hours of coursework for the JD. A law school (also known as a school of law or college of law) is an institution specializing in Legal education.
In the 2009 US News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools, the law school is ranked 19th nationally, out of 190 law schools. In particular, its Clinical Education Program is currently ranked 4th in the nation. This year, the median score placed the average student in the 96th percentile of test takers. The law school offers a full-time day program, beginning in August, for the J. A permanent full-time job usually has benefits (such as health insurance however temporary full-time jobs usually do not have benefits D. degree. The law school is located in a state-of-the-art building, Anheuser-Busch Hall (opened in 1997). Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc ( (ˈænhаɪzər bʊʃ is the largest Brewing company in the United States with a 48 The building combines traditional architecture, a five-story open-stacks library, an integration of indoor and outdoor spaces, and the latest wireless and other technologies. National Jurist ranked Washington University 4th among the "25 Most Wired Law Schools. "
Kent D. Syverud is the Dean of the School of Law. Kent Syverud is Dean of the Washington University School of Law and the Ethan A
The Washington University School of Medicine is highly regarded as one of the world's leading centers for medical research and training. Washington University School of Medicine, located in St Louis Missouri, is one of the most competitive and highly regarded medical schools and biomedical research institutes Among its many recent initiatives, the School's Genome Sequencing Center (directed by Dr. Richard K. Wilson, Ph. D. ) played a leadership role in the Human Genome Project, having contributed 25% of the finished sequence . The Human Genome Project (HGP was an international Scientific research project with a primary goal to determine the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA The School pioneered bedside teaching and led in the transformation of empirical knowledge into scientific medicine. The medical school partners with St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital (part of BJC HealthCare), where all physicians are members of the school's faculty. Washington University School of Medicine, located in St Louis Missouri, is one of the most competitive and highly regarded medical schools and biomedical research institutes St Louis Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital in St Louis Missouri, and is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States This article is about Barnes Hospital For other uses please see Barnes (disambiguation Barnes-Jewish Hospital is located in St
Within the medical school, the Program in Physical Therapy is also highly reputable. Washington University School of Medicine, located in St Louis Missouri, is one of the most competitive and highly regarded medical schools and biomedical research institutes It is ranked 2nd in the nation for "Best Physical Therapy Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D In 1999, the Program was granted approval by Washington University to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at both the professional and post-professional levels. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT is a postbaccalaureate degree that is a First professional degree for entry into the profession of Physical therapy The two new clinical doctorate programs replaced the Master of Science in Physical Therapy and the Master of Health Science (MHS). Health science is the applied science dealing with Health, and it includes many sub disciplines With the transition to the DPT, the program would best equip students to manage the changing needs of the health-care environment and the growing responsibilities of the profession. In its 60-year history, more than 1,500 students, most of whom are still actively involved in the physical therapy profession, have graduated from the Program.
The Program in Occupational Therapy is currently tied for 1st in the nation for "Best Occupational Therapy Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Program offers a Master of Science degree as well as the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) at the professional and post-professional levels. M. Carolyn Baum, Ph. D. , serves as the program director and was the most recent president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Larry Shapiro, MD, is Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine.
The George Warren Brown School of Social Work (commonly called the Brown School or Brown) is currently ranked first among Master of Social Work (MSW) programs in the United States. The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, sometimes referred to as the Brown School or GWB, is one of the world's leading schools for the training of The Master of Social Work ( MSW) is a Master's degree in Social work received from a Graduate school that has been approved by the Council Brown also offers a Ph.D. in Social Work, in cooperation with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. The school was endowed by Bettie Bofinger Brown and named for her husband — George Warren Brown — a St. Louis philanthropist and co-founder of the Brown Shoe Company. Brown Shoe Company is a Footwear company that owns a variety of popular footwear Brands in the United States and Canada. The school is housed within Brown and Goldfarb halls. It has a center for Native American research, as well as acclaimed scholars in social security, health, individual development accounts, etc. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Social security primarily refers to a Social insurance program providing social protection or protection against socially recognized conditions including poverty old
The school's current dean is Edward F. Lawlor.
With 14 libraries, the Washington University library system is the largest in the state of Missouri, containing over 3. Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St 7 million volumes. The main library, Olin Library, is centrally located on the Danforth Campus. Other libraries in the system include:
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, established in 1881, is one of the oldest teaching museums in the country and the first art museum established west of the Mississippi River. Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St Washington University Libraries is the Library system of Washington University in St The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, often referred to simply as "The Milly" is an Art museum located on the campus of Washington University in St The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to The collection includes works from 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European artists, including George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Cole, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Rembrandt, Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Kruger, and Christian Boltanski. George Caleb Bingham ( March 20, 1811 &ndash July 7, 1879) was an American artist whose work depicted his view of American life in the frontier Thomas Cole ( February 1, 1801 - February 11, 1848) was a 19th century American artist Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Max Ernst ( 2 April 1891 &ndash 1 April 1976) was a German painter, Sculptor, Graphic artist, and Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976 also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and Artist most famous for inventing Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28 1912 &ndash August 11 1956 was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15 1606 &ndash October 4 1669 was a Dutch painter and etcher. Barbara Kruger (born 1945 is an American conceptual artist She was born in Newark New Jersey and left there in 1964 to attend Syracuse University. Christian Boltanski (born September 6, 1944) is a French photographer sculptor self-proclaimed painter and installation artist Also in the complex is the 3,000 sq ft (300 m²) Newman Money Museum. In October 2006, the Kemper Art Museum moved from its original location Steinberg Hall into a new facility designed by Fumihiko Maki. Fumihiko Maki (槇文彦 Maki Fumihiko) (born Tokyo, September 6, 1928) is a Japanese architect Interestingly, Maki's very first commission was in fact that very same Steinberg Hall on Washington University's campus in 1959, which is directly in front of his newest building, the Kemper Art Museum complex, nearly 40 years after Steinberg.
Virtually all faculty members at Washington University engage in academic research, offering opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students across the University's 7 schools. Biological sciences Tyson Research Center - a 2000 acre outdoor facility located about 20 miles from the main Washington University campus
During fiscal 2007, $537. 5 million was received in total research support, including $444 million in federal obligations.
The Washington University School of Law has five Centers and Institutes, which are mostly housed at the Anheuser-Busch building:
In 2007, Washington University received 22,428 applications for 1,338 Class of 2011 positions.  The acceptance rate for the Class of 2011 was 19%. More than 90% of incoming freshmen were ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. Also in 2006, the University ranked fourth overall and second amongst private universities in the number of enrolled National Merit Scholar freshmen, according to the National Merit Scholar Corp. 's annual report.
Currently, the undergraduate program is ranked 12th overall, tied with Cornell University, and 6th in admissions selectivity, tied with Columbia University, in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Additionally, 19 undergraduate disciplines are ranked among the top 10 programs in the country.  Global rankings include 28th in a ranking of world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 that assesses quality of scientific research leading toward a Nobel Prize. Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities Scientific method refers to bodies of Techniques for investigating phenomena The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature  Britain's Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Washington University 48th in the world in 2006. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based  Washington University was ranked 45th nationally in The Washington Monthly's 2006 ranking of universities' contributions to research, community service, and social mobility. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D See also Economic mobility Social mobility is the degree to which in a given society an individual's family's or group's social status  In addition, the Olin Business School's undergraduate program is among the top 12 in the country.
Graduate schools include the School of Medicine, currently ranked 3rd in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, currently ranked 1st. Washington University School of Medicine, located in St Louis Missouri, is one of the most competitive and highly regarded medical schools and biomedical research institutes In 2008-2009, the School of Law was ranked 19th while the Olin Business School was ranked 25th. Washington University School of Law (WULS is a private American Law school located in St The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St  Additionally, the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design was ranked 5th in the nation by Design Intelligence.
Washington University has over 200 undergraduate student organizations on campus. For the student newspaper of Washington University in St Louis, see Student Life (newspaper Student organizations Washington University Most are funded by the Washington University Student Union, which has a $2 million plus annual budget that is completely student controlled and is one of the largest student government budgets in the country. For the student newspaper of Washington University in St Louis, see Student Life (newspaper Student organizations Washington University Known as SU for short, it sponsors large-scale campus programs including WILD (a semesterly concert in the quad), free copies of the New York Times, USA Today, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through The Collegiate Readership Program; the Assembly Series, a weekly lecture series; and the campus television station, WUTV and the radio station, KWUR. Walk In Lay Down (commonly referred to as WILD) is a Concert event held in the Brookings Quadrangle at Washington University in St USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. The St Louis Post-Dispatch is the only major city-wide Newspaper in St WUTV is a student run television station at Washington University in St This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. KWUR is a Radio station in St Louis Missouri located at 903 MHz FM. KWUR was named best radio station in St. Louis of 2003 by the Riverfront Times despite the fact that its signal reaches only a few blocks beyond the boundaries of the campus. Washington University is also home to the National Prestigious Society of Collegiate Jugglers, one of the largest and most talented juggling clubs in the Midwest. There are 11 fraternities and 6 sororities. The Congress of the South 40 (CS40 for short) is a Residential Life and Events Programming Board, which operates outside of the SU sphere. CS40's funding comes from the Activities Fee of each student.
Many of these organizations and other campus life amenities will be housed in the new $41 million Danforth University Center being built on the Danforth Campus, also to be dedicated in honor of the Danforth family. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St The building will be completed by Fall 2008 and is expected to earn a LEED rating of Gold for environmentally friendly design. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U
75% of undergraduate students live on campus. Most of the residence halls on campus are located on the South 40, named because of its adjacent location on the south side of the Danforth Campus and its size of 40 acres. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St It is the location of all the freshman dorms as well as several upperclassman dorms. All of the dorms are co-ed. The South 40 is organized as a pedestrian-friendly environment where residences surround a central recreational lawn known as the Swamp. Wohl Student Center, the Habif Health and Wellness Center (Student Health Services), the Residential Life Office, University Police Headquarters, various student-owned businesses (e. For the Sports Complex in Laredo Texas, see The Student Activity Center. Campus police in the United States and Canada are often sworn Police officers employed by a public School district, College or g. the laundry service, "[Wash U Wash]http://www.washuwash.com"), and the baseball, softball, and intramural fields are also located on the South 40.
Another group of residences, known as the North Side, is located in the northwest corner of Danforth Campus. History Danforth Campus construction was accelerated through a profitable lease of several buildings to the 1904 St Only open to upperclassmen and January Scholars, the North Side consists of Millbrook Apartments, The Village, Village East (to open fall 2008), and all fraternity houses except the Zeta Beta Tau house, which is off campus and located just northwest of the South 40. Sororities at Washington University do not have houses by their own accord. The Village is a group of residences where students who have similar interests or academic goals apply as small groups of 4 to 24, known as BLOCs, to live together in clustered suites. Like the South 40, the residences around the Village also surround a recreational lawn.
Washington University supports four major student-run media outlets. The university's student newspaper, Student Life, is available for students. A student newspaper is a Newspaper run by Students of a University, High school, Middle school, or other school Student Life is the independent student-run newspaper of Washington University in St KWUR (90. KWUR is a Radio station in St Louis Missouri located at 903 MHz FM. 3 FM) serves as the students' official radio station; the station also attracts an audience in the immediately surrounding community due to its eclectic and free-form musical programming. Though KWUR offers streaming content through the Internet, the station only broadcasts at 10 watts, and its frequent applications to the FCC to increase its power have been unsuccessful. WUTV is the university's closed-circuit television channel. WUTV is a student run television station at Washington University in St The term television channel generally refers to either a Television station or its cable / satellite counterpart (both outlined below The university's main student-run political publication is the Washington University Political Review (nicknamed "WUPR"), a self-described "multipartisan" triweekly magazine. The Washington University Political Review, nicknamed "WUPR" is a student-run triweekly political magazine at Washington University in St Washington University undergraduates publish two literary and art journals, The Eliot Review and Spires Intercollegiate Arts and Literary Magazine. Spires is an intercollegiate arts and literary magazine established in 1994 by undergraduates at Washington University in St A variety of other publications also serve the university community, ranging from in-house academic journals to glossy alumni magazines to Wunderground, campus' student-run satirical newspaper. An academic journal is a peer-reviewed Periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular Academic discipline is published
WUSTL's sports teams are called the Bears. They participate in the University Athletic Association and the NCAA Division III. Member teams Former Member Conference facilities Sports The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports Men This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA The Bears have won 15 NCAA Division III Championships, one each in men's tennis (2008) and basketball (2008), four in women's basketball (1998-2001), nine in women's volleyball (1989, 1991-1996, 2003, 2007), and 122 UAA titles in 14 different sports. Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet The Athletic Department is headed by John Schael who has served as director of athletics since 1978. Athletic director (commonly "athletics director" is a position at many American Colleges and universities, as well as in larger High schools The 2000 Division III Central Region winner of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/Continental Airlines Athletics Director of the Year award, Schael has helped orchestrate the Bears athletics transformation into one of the top departments in Division III. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. Washington University in St. Louis is home of Francis Field, site of the 1904 Summer Olympics. Francis Field is a Stadium at Washington University in St Louis, currently used by the University's Track and field / cross country, Football The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in St Francis Field is also home of the Washington University in St. Louis Football, Soccer, and Track and Field teams. Francis Field is a Stadium at Washington University in St Louis, currently used by the University's Track and field / cross country, Football The Washington University in St Louis football program is one of numerous changes and tribulations and one of high prestige
Since its founding, Washington University has been led by 14 Chancellors, beginning with Joseph Gibson Hoyt in 1858. This is a list of Chancellors of Washington University in St Louis, founded in 1853 Joseph Gibson Hoyt ( January 19, 1815 - November 26, 1862) was the first chancellor and a professor of Greek at Washington University Mark Stephen Wrighton serves as the current Chancellor of the University. Mark Stephen Wrighton (born 1949) is an American Academic, a Chemist, and the current Chancellor of Washington University in