Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, is a private, comprehensive institution. Its 169-acre main campus is located in St. Louis, MO.

School Profiles: Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Science & Engineering Profile


Located in the heart of St. Louis, Washington University has a reputation as a premier university—one that enables students to create their own real-world success. 

AT A GLANCE

Majors
>> Biomedical Engineering
>> Business & Computer Science
>> Chemical Engineering
>> Computer Engineering
>> Computer Science
>> Computer Science + Math
>> Electrical Engineering
>> Environmental Engineering
>> Financial Engineering (second major only)
>> Mechanical Engineering
>> Systems Science & Engineering

Minors
>> Aerospace Engineering
>> Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering
>> Bioinformatics
>> Computer Science
>> Electrical Engineering
>> Energy Engineering
>> Human-Computer Interaction
>> Materials Science & Engineering
>> Mechanical Engineering
>> Mechatronics
>> Nanoscale Science & Engineering
>> Robotics
>> Systems Science & Engineering

1,387 undergraduate Engineering students

60% of Engineering students engage in research and independent projects with faculty

#19 Washington University’s undergraduate ranking, according to U.S. News & World Report

10:1 undergraduate Engineering student-faculty ratio

100%
of demonstrated financial need met for admitted students

95% of Engineering BS graduates secure opportunities within six months of graduation.

66%
of Engineering undergraduate students pursue a second major or a minor in another discipline


 

Washington University in St. Louis
At WashU, we know discovery starts with big aspirations and progress comes from passionate persistence. Together with our peers, professors, and alumni, we set out to change the world. We love a good challenge—one that pushes us outside our comfort zone and lets each one of us shine in our own unique way.

Within our five undergraduate
schools, we offer more than 90 fields of study and over 1,500 courses that allow students to dive into their passions while exploring other interests. Students learn from world-renowned faculty, discover alongside classmates from across disciplines, and become well-rounded individuals who are prepared to make an impact in the world.

WashU offers a supportive, intellec
tually rigorous environment where students of all identities and backgrounds thrive. Whether students are exploring outside the classroom, participating in one of more than 450 student-led clubs and organizations, conducting hands-on research with our world-renowned faculty, or landing an internship that propels them down an eventual career path, we are here to help!

McKelvey School of Engineering
Students at the McKelvey School of Engineering work with accomplished faculty to go beyond scientific theory and tackle real-world challenges by building smarter, more secure computer networks; providing clean drinking water; and developing life-saving medical devices.

We offer more than 10 undergradu
ate degree programs to fit our students’ interests and help them achieve their academic goals. Students can enhance their studies even further by pursuing a minor, a second major, or a combined graduate degree. Courses in computer-aided design, engineering mathematics, data science, and technical writing serve as the foundation. Their education continues through design projects, internships, and research opportunities with faculty.

No matter what a student studies, they will gain hands-on experience in design, research, and computing. And they will have access to the latest tools and technologies through our state-of-the-art facilities and makerspace.

Outside the classroom, students 
can study abroad and be part of student groups and entrepreneurship competitions. WashU provides a well-rounded student experience that allows students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world.

Engineering graduates pursue careers in technology, medicine,
public policy, and business.