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One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis , Missouri 63130-4899

Disability Resource Office

Cornerstone: The Learning Center
Campus Box 1135, South Forty-Gregg House
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
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About Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St. Louis, commonly referred to as WashU, is a prestigious not-for-profit private university located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Known for its strong academic reputation, rigorous curriculum, and vibrant campus life, WashU has been consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States.

Founded in 1853, WashU prides itself on its commitment to providing a transformative education to its students. With emphasis on critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and real-world application, the university prepares its graduates to become leaders in their chosen fields.

One of WashU’s defining features is its picturesque campus, which spans over 169 acres in St. Louis’ vibrant and historic Forest Park neighborhood. The university’s Gothic-inspired architecture, lush green spaces, and well-maintained landscapes contribute to a serene and inspiring environment for its students.

With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,500 students, WashU offers a close-knit and intimate learning community. This allows for more personalized attention from faculty and fosters strong relationships among students. The university’s student-to-faculty ratio is an impressive 7:1, ensuring that students have ample opportunities for mentorship and academic support.

Academically, WashU is known for its strengths across various disciplines. It offers undergraduate programs within seven schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences, the Olin Business School, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Law, the Brown School of Social Work, and the School of Medicine.

The strong emphasis on research at WashU is evident in its robust graduate programs. The university consistently ranks highly in research expenditures and produces groundbreaking discoveries across a wide range of fields. Notably, the university’s medical school is renowned for its cutting-edge research and its commitment to exceptional patient care.

WashU’s commitment to global engagement is also evident through its acclaimed study abroad programs and international partnerships. The university offers opportunities for students to study and conduct research across the world, fostering cross-cultural understanding and preparing students for a globalized world.

The surrounding area of St. Louis, Missouri, adds to the overall appeal of WashU. The city is known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and vibrant arts scene. With numerous museums, theaters, and entertainment venues, students have access to a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.

Additionally, St. Louis is home to several top-notch medical and research institutions, creating a favorable environment for collaborations and internships. This proximity to industry leaders and opportunities for experiential learning further enhances the educational experience of WashU students.

In conclusion, Washington University in St. Louis stands as a highly esteemed institution of higher education known for its academic excellence, robust research endeavors, and commitment to global engagement. With a beautiful campus, a close-knit community, and a supportive academic environment, WashU offers students a transformative educational experience in the heart of St. Louis.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations