WashU is a special community. We are a place of “we” not “me,” striving to foster collaboration in all that we do. We are driven, with an inner fire and quiet confidence, challenging ourselves and our students to exceed their potential.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university has played an integral role in the history and continuing growth of St. Louis and benefits in turn from the wide array of social, cultural and recreational opportunities offered by the metropolitan area to its more than 2.8 million residents.