Intelligent, diverse, grounded, well-rounded and dedicated to making a difference are a few characteristics critical for organizational success that are exemplified by the students of Washington University in St. Louis.

Given our increasingly complex world and workplace, our student’s drive for challenging work, capacity for collaboration and problem-solving skills are the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders.


Students are committed to demographic, experiential and intellectual diversity

  • 45% of WashU undergraduate students are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Multiracial or International students
  • 90% of students are from out of state
  • 65% of students have traveled greater than 500 miles to attend
  • Students and faculty from 50 states and 80 different countries
  • More than 1 in 3 WashU students study abroad
TOP 10%

Students are in the highest tier intellectually

  • 9 out of 10 incoming freshmen place in the top 10% of their high school class
  • WashU ranked 19th overall by U.S. News & World Report

Students are grounded and well-rounded leaders, who are passionate about making a difference in a team environment

  • 350 + campus organizations
  • 10 student-run businesses
  • 19 Division III athletic teams
  • 70% of undergraduate students participate in community service
1,500 Courses

WashU’s rigorous multi-disciplinary, problem-solving curriculum molds critical thinking skills


WashU values the diversity of its student body, which adds complexity to student learning and experience.

Outcome Data

The WashU Career Center surveys each graduating class to gather information about their post-graduation plans.

Universum Report

View 2016 Universum Report

Universum Talent Research 2016 (PPT)

See how WashU students compare to the national average for:

  • Top preferred industries
  • Preferred size of employer
  • Career goals
  • Top 10 communication channels
  • The drivers of employer attractiveness

Employers are saying…