Students at Washington University in St. Louis have been recognized for achievements in areas as diverse as genetic engineering and fashion design, and have received prestigious graduate study awards, scholarships, and fellowships for undergraduate research.

Outside of the classroom, students may choose from more than 200 organizations, including fraternities and sororities, sports clubs, pre-professional organizations, programming boards, student government associations and special-interest groups.

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Student Organizations

Students and faculty represent more than 120 different countries and every ethnic group in the United States. This diverse population helps to contribute to the richness of co-curricular and student-sponsored activities.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate and Professional Students

University-wide graduate and professional student groups include:

Graduate student government and registered student groups by school:

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WUSTL invites exploration and individuality while challenging students to learn and create new knowledge.


Undergraduates at Washington University may take classes in any of the university’s schools open to undergraduates, regardless of their school or major. For more information about the different schools and degree programs as well as our different interdisciplinary initiatives, please visit the Academics & Schools page.


Washington University is a leading research institution, and students are encouraged to pursue research interests. Undergraduate and graduate students often engage with faculty and programs across the university as they pursue their education, and faculty often collaborate with students on significant research projects in the studio, in the laboratory or in the field. In addition to faculty research, there are also special research programs available. For more information about please visit the Research page.

International and Study Abroad

The university seeks to creatively address the opportunities and the challenges of our global society through developing our international networks and programs to benefit undergraduates, graduate and professional students and faculty.

Undergraduate and graduate students may enhance their education by international study and research. To learn more about Washington University’s international engagement and opportunities, please visit the Global Engagement page.

Career Services

The staff members of the two on-campus career centers provide advising and can help undergraduate and graduate students hone their internship and job-seeking skills.