Washington University in St Louis
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Most students at Washington University in St. Louis study hard, like to party, love their school and are frustrated if people haven’t heard of it—or think it’s in Washington state.
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- Full name: Washington University in St Louis
- Location: Saint Louis
- Founded: 1853
- Tuition: $44,841
- Setting: Suburban
- Public/Private: Private
- Selectivity: Most Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 18%
- Undergraduates: 7,259
- Graduates: 6,693
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Washington University, a private research university, sits in Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, the nation's Gateway to the West. It is also one of the first nonsectarian universities founded west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Perhaps it is this same drive to establish a university in what was then a wild frontier that accelerates Washington University's ambition to integrate technology into all aspects of academics, research, and their administration.
Washington University’s Computer Science and Engineering department has a robust curriculum with over 80 courses. The department promotes
entrepreneurship through a variety of courses that offer lessons on business ethics, team formation, opportunity assessment, finance and intellectual property.
A high-speed campus network infrastructure interconnects all campuses and provides links to the Internet2 and National Lambda Rail research networks. Computing centers on two of their campuses provide access to virtual computing environments, cloud computing services and high-performance computing clusters.
This comes at a cost, however. One consistent student complaint? The high fees for internet and television access in student housing.
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