Washington University in Saint Louis is known for its exceptional teaching, research, community service and patient care. WUSTL awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in various programs of study. The school’s curriculum features the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies. Courses include Martin, Malcolm and America, South African Literature, Hip Hop and Social Consciousness and much more. WUSTL hosts even more activities through its hundreds of student groups and organizations. The Association for Black Students (ABS) addresses the needs and interests of black students on campus. In partnership with the Black Alumni Council, ABS host several events including Feed My Sheep, MLK Symposium, Black Arts and Science Festival and an ABS Retreat. Washington University challenges its students and faculty to pursue knowledge and understanding of this diverse world. 

Location: St. Louis, MO

Type of Institution: Four-year, private research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $21,852

Size: 13,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 6%

Percentage of Men: 48%

Percentage of Women: 52%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Social Work, Engineering and Applied Science, Design and Visual Arts, Law, Medicine, Business

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: African Students Association, Association of Black Students, Black Anthology, Black Pre-Law Association, Black Senior Alliance, National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers

City Life: Brewery tours, shopping, dining, historic sites, museums, art galleries, theater/performing arts, casinos, major nightlife