NAME: Washington University – St. Louis
SCHOOLS: The College of Arts & Sciences, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Law, School of Medicine, Olin Business School.
MEDIAN SAT SCORE: 2055-2295.
MEDIAN ACT SCORE: 32-35.
CAMPUS: Bordered on the east by St. Louis’ famed Forest Park and on the north, west and south by well-established suburbs, the 169-acre Danforth Campus features predominantly Collegiate Gothic architecture, including a number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
At the other end of Forest Park — the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the nation’s largest metropolitan parks — is the Medical Campus; this complex in St. Louis’ Central West End district includes the School of Medicine and the associated hospitals and institutes of the Washington University Medical Center, which totals 164 acres. The university encompasses more than 2,300 acres and more than 150 major buildings on the Danforth and Medical campuses, the West Campus and the South Campus in Clayton, North Campus in the city of St. Louis, 560 Music Center and Lewis Center in University City, and the 2,000-acre Tyson Research Center 20 miles southwest of the city.
NUMBER OF FRIENDS YOU CAN MAKE: 13,995 total enrollment.
WHERE YOU WILL LIVE: Consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis’ urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in some of Missouri’s more than 6,000 caves.
COST: approx. $39,400 tuition.