The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.Washington University in St. Louis is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:
The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge.
Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.
Type of school: Private
Setting: Suburban, large city
Size: 7,239 (total undergraduate enrollment)
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,488 (2011)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1
Acceptance percentage: 17%
Tuition and fees: $43,705 (2012-2013)
Room, board, and additional expenses: $17,934 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)
All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the CollegeBoard.org website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.
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