Washington University in Saint Louis

Washington University in Saint Louis (commonly referred to simply as "Wash U") is a highly-regarded US university with students from all over the United States and more than 120 nations. The university is located in Saint Louis, which is consistently ranked among the most affordable and best places to live and raise families in the United States. The St. Louis region is one of the Midwest United States' key cultural destinations, boasting an abundance of museums, music and theatre venues, sporting events, and shopping and fine dining districts Wash U is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research and service to society. The university has played an integral role in the history and continuing growth of St. Louis and benefits in turn from the wide array of social, cultural and recreational opportunities offered by the metropolitan area to its nearly 3 million residents. 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.