About Washington University
Founded in 1853, Washington University is nationally and internationally renowned for teaching, learning, research, service to society, and patient care. The University is comprised of seven different schools: Arts and Sciences, Art and Architecture, Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Social Work. The University has a total enrollment of 15,937 students, 3,987 faculty, and 16,323 employees (2018-2019). Over 2,000 faculty members work in the School of Medicine as do 7,000 staff. The School of Medicine is continually ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. During the 2019 fiscal year, grants and contracts totaling more than $686 million supported faculty research efforts in the School of Medicine.