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Washington University in St. Louis
Latin: Universitas Washingtoniana
Motto Per veritatem vis (Latin)
Motto in English
Strength through truth
Type Private
Established February 22, 1853 (1853-02-22)
Endowment $7.5 billion (2017)
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton
Provost Holden Thorp
Academic staff
3,645 (Fall 2015)
Administrative staff
10,623 (Fall 2015)
Students 15,155 (Fall 2016)
Undergraduates 7,604
Postgraduates 7,551
Location ,
38°38′53″N 90°18′18″W / 38.648°N 90.305°W / 38.648; -90.305
Campus Urban
346.5 acres (0.54 sq mi; 140.22 ha)
1,966.5 acres (3.07 sq mi; 795.81 ha) at Tyson Research Center
Colors Red and Green
Nickname Bears
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division III – UAA

Washington University of St. Louis is a research university in St. Louis.

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