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Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) is among the world's leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society, with a faculty of nearly 3,800 and a student population of more than 15,000 full-time students, divided almost equally between undergraduate and graduate students.

Ranked 18th in the nation by US News & World Report, WashU is today one of the most selective undergraduate institutions in the country with an average SAT score of 1510 for the entering first-year class and an 8:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio.

At the graduate level, WashU's programs in social work, public health, medicine, law, engineering, business, art, architecture, and arts and sciences are consistently ranked and highly regarded, including more than 30 programs ranked in the top 25 by US News & World Report.

The School of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the country, and its physicians and clinical staff treat more than 1.1 million patients and train new leaders in medicine with BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States.

In FY2017, WashU's total sponsored research reached $643 million with $482 million in federal research funding. In addition, WashU has educated more than 135,000 alumni currently living throughout the world and has produced 24 Nobel laureates.