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Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Washington University says, "Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment that encourages and supports an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, of the people of the greater St. Louis community, of the country and of the world." [Source]

Website: http://www.wustl.edu/

D

Grading is based on a detailed review of the latest online course catalogs. View rating criteria

8,034
Undergraduate
Enrollment
87%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$58,866
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

7:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
1.1%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

HALF

Science

HALF


Additional Information

Notably, Washington University offers an optional, two-year 'Text and Tradition' program that is both coherent and rich in content.


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Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.
How Colleges Spend Money

With the cost of college rising much faster than wages, it’s important to choose a college or university that stewards tuition revenue responsibly. Visit HowCollegesSpendMoney.com to learn more about financial resource allocation at Washington University in St. Louis.

Curriculum last evaluated: 7/8/2021

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.