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Washington University

One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL or Wash. U) is a private research university founded in 1853. It is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. The university's undergraduate program was ranked 18th by U.S. News & World Report in 2018 and 11th by the Wall Street Journal in 2018. Total enrollment in Fall 2016 was 7,604 undergraduate and 7,551 postgraduate students.

The main, or Danforth Campus is mostly between Forest Park Parkway, Wydown Boulevard, North Big Bend Boulevard, and North Skinker Boulevard. The majority of the school's main campus is located in unincorporated St. Louis County and suburban Clayton.

Notable alumni include playwright Tennessee Williams; Broadway producer David Merrick; film actor, writer and director Harold Ramis ("Ghostbusters"); TV actress Kristin Bauer van Straten; and actors Robert Culp, Robert Guillaume, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Libraries: With 14 libraries, the Washington University library system is the largest in the state of Missouri, containing over 4.2 million volumes. The main library, Olin Library, is centrally located on the Danforth Campus. Guests may obtain borrowing privileges by joining the Century Club for $100 per year.

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