Washington University in St. Louis

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The Washington Institution in St. Louis, sometimes known as WashU or WUSTL, is a private research university that has campuses in both St. Louis County and Clayton in the state of Missouri. It was established in 1853 and given its current name in honour of George Washington. Today, it is consistently recognised among the most prominent educational institutions in both the United States and the rest of the globe by major education journals.

The bulk of Washington Institution's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students call the 169-acre Danforth Campus their academic home. The Danforth Campus serves as the campus's academic hub and is located at the very centre of the university. The Danforth Campus is surrounded on all sides by Forest Park as well as the city of St. Louis, Clayton, and University City. The majority of the academic buildings on this campus are designed in the Collegiate Gothic style. In addition, the institution has a North Campus in the West End area of St. Louis, a Medical Campus in the Central West End suburb of St. Louis, and a West Campus in the city of Clayton. The Washington University Medical Campus has a total area of 17 city blocks and 164 acres of land.

More than 120 nationalities are represented among its students and teachers, in addition to all 50 states in the United States. There are seven graduate schools and undergraduate schools that make up Washington University, and together they cover a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Since 1923, Washington University has been a member of the Association of American Universities, and it now has the distinction of being one of the "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity." According to the rankings provided by the National Science Foundation, the university holds the 28th place among academic institutions in the United States in terms of the amount of money spent on research and development (R&D). Washington University has been associated with 25 Nobel Prize winners in the fields of economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics as of the year 2020; of these, 10 accomplished the majority of their ground-breaking research while employed at Washington University.