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About Washington UniversityWashington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington University's undergraduate program is ranked 7th in selectivity and 15th overall by U.S. News and World Report. The university is ranked 32nd in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.