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Washington University in St. Louis (WashU or WUSTL) is a private research university with its main campus in St. Louis County, Missouri. Founded in 1853, the university is named after George Washington, a Continental Army general, and the first president of the United States.The university's 169-acre Danforth Campus is the academic home to the majority of the university's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, which features predominantly Collegiate Gothic-style architecture in its academic buildings and is bordered by the Forest Park section of St. Louis and Clayton and University City, Missouri. The university's West Campus is located in Clayton and its North Campus is in the West End section of St. Louis. Its Medical Campus in the Central West End section of St. Louis spans over 17 city blocks and 164 acres and houses the Washington University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals, clinics, patient care centers and research facilities. It has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Washington University is composed of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a range of academic fields. To prevent confusion over its location, the university's board of trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.Washington University has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1923 and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The National Science Foundation ranked the university 28th among academic institutions in the United States for research and development (R&D) expenditures. As of 2022, 26 Nobel laureates in economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics have been affiliated with Washington University, 11 having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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