Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Science & Engineering Profile

Together as a community, serving the greater good

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 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. 



Ranked #2 among the “Best College Campuses in America” | Niche


Ranked #2 for “Best College Dorms” | The Princeton Review


Ranked #4 for “Great Financial Aid” | The Princeton Review


Ranked #15 among the “Best Colleges in America” | Niche

Engineering at WashU

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

>> 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

By the Numbers

1,428 undergraduate Engineering students
• 60% of Engineering students engaging in research and independent projects with faculty
• 10:1 undergraduate Engineering student-faculty ratio
• 100% of demonstrated financial need met for admitted students
• 95% of Engineering BS graduates securing opportunities within six months of graduation
• 66% of Engineering undergraduate students pursuing a second major or a minor in another discipline
• 51% of fall 2020 first-year class women or underrepresented students of color

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “WashU has a wide selection of academic options, offers a true liberal arts experience, is well-known, and offers so many opportunities for its students. It wants us to succeed on a personal and career level.”

    • Bennett ’23
  • “When I walked on campus, everyone was extremely inviting. They seemed to genuinely want to know more about who I was and where I came from. I also saw how much I could grow from the community.”

    • Lexi ’20
  • “I would say the three main reasons I chose WashU were the rankings, the people, and the resources.”

    • B’Elanna ’22
  • “I chose WashU because it’s a school with a lot of opportunities, a great student population, a beautiful campus, great food, challenging and impressive academics, and a lot of resources.”

    • Riyad ’23