Why WashU Engineering Top 10
1. We’re not just
a top university and world leader in research and education — we’re making a difference. See how we’re doing it at
2. We believe in learning by doing and want you to
conduct research with the best faculty in engineering, medicine, and the sciences.
There’s more than one path — 60% of Engineering undergrad students pursue a second degree, another major, or a minor, often in a non-engineering discipline.
4. We encourage you to
study abroad, including engineering-specific programs only offered at WashU.
5. You’ll be part of a
global alumni network of leaders — from NASA’s chief astronaut and the VP of Engineering at Google to the CEO of Carnival and co-founder of Square — and more than 20,000 others.
6. The WashU campus is beautiful and has a new
state-of-the-art Engineering complex — visit and see for yourself!
7. Cost will not be a barrier —
we fully meet financial need of admitted students.
8. If you have the “E Gene” and want to turn an idea into a product, company or social movement, then take advantage of our unique
9. Nearly 30% of
WashU athletes are engineering students.
10. Our courses will prepare you for almost any career —
Today’s college students want to have an impact and to make contributions toward solving national and international challenges in a variety of areas, including
environment and climate change,
security, hunger, inequality, and poverty. Just as important, they understand they are citizens of a global society.
At WashU, you will see the connections between studying engineering and benefiting society. You will be in a community of innovative thinkers who want to work across disciplines to solve problems. You will challenge assumptions, make compelling arguments, push comfort zones, and embrace learning through mutual respect.
You will explore, learn, grow, and lead. Engineer your way. Engineer at WashU.