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
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
WashU’s rigorous multi-disciplinary, problem-solving curriculum molds critical thinking skills
- 3 out of 4 students pursue multiple majors and/or minors
- Students are encouraged to take classes across disciplines, with 90 + undergraduate programs and 1,500 + courses offered.
WashU values the diversity of its student body, which adds complexity to student learning and experience.
The WashU Career Center surveys each graduating class to gather information about their post-graduation plans.
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…
“WashU prepares students to be leaders and change-makers after graduation. When searching for passionate and driven community leaders, Teach For America starts with the WashU campus community.”
“The full package: This is why we appreciate WashU students – they are smart, analytically sound, great problem solvers, and genuinely nice people.”
“Fantastic institution with extraordinary students, it’s like we’re fishing in a private, fully-stocked lake.”
“Because of the passion and driven individuals WashU attracts, the community embodies the same traits.”
“WashU students are diverse — that may be what endears us the most. We have met so many students from around the world and all have a passion for education and service that is unique. We meet with students on many campuses and there is a difference!”
“WashU has the longest recruitment partnership with City Year of any college or university in the state of Missouri. As of May 1, 2017 WashU students will be serving in 7 different cities across the U.S.”