A vibrant metropolitan region with 2.8 million people and home to 18 Fortune 1000 companies, St. Louis hosts the operations of many industry leaders, such as Ameren, Anheuser-Busch In-Bev, Boeing, BJC Healthcare, Centene, Edward Jones, Emerson, Enterprise, Express Scripts, General Motors, Maritz, MasterCard, Monsanto, Olin, Peabody Energy, Sigma Aldrich and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Aside from its thriving economy and the well–known Midwestern friendliness, the city also boasts a dynamic arts and culture scene, a diverse demographic and a supportive network that add up to the ideal place to live, work and learn. And the University of Missouri–St. Louis embodies that energy in a single location.

Its 470-acre campus welcomes more than 16,000 students, all of whom undergo rigorous academic training while being offered internship opportunities, hands-on learning, various social activities and cultural experiences. UMSL also has the largest alumni network in the city, with around 75 percent of its 100,000 graduates either living or working in the area.

Outside the campus, UMSL has built long-running relationships with other universities around the world. In Japan, it has exchange programs with several prominent Japanese universities and a research partnership with the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation.