Washington University in St. Louis

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.[7]

Washington University in St. Louis
Latin: Universitas Washingtoniana
MottoPer veritatem vis (Latin)
Motto in English
Strength through truth
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedFebruary 22, 1853; 168 years ago (1853-02-22)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$15.3 billion (2021)[1]
ChancellorAndrew D. Martin
ProvostBeverly Wendland
Academic staff
3,819 (2018)[2]
Administrative staff
12,609 (2018)[2]
Location, ,
United States

38.648°N 90.305°W / 38.648; -90.305
CampusUrban, 346.5 acres (0.54 sq mi; 140.22 ha)
Tyson Research Center, 1,966.5 acres (3.07 sq mi; 795.81 ha)[4][5]
NewspaperStudent Life
ColorsRed & Green[6]
Sporting affiliations

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.[8] Washington University is composed of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields.[9] To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.[10] Washington University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[11][12]

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.[13] In 2019, Clarivate Analytics ranked Washington University 7th in the world for most cited researchers.[14] The university also received the 4th highest amount of NIH medical research grants among medical schools in 2019.[15][16]