I'm a tour guide, so I can tell you what admissions tells us to mention in our tours:
BME is WashU's largest engineering major and was designed by a student in the 1980s (we have a design your own major option). It became so popular it became a fully funded, supported department. (BME is also one of the hardest majors, but it IS manageable).
WashU is still renovating/expanding the engineering buildings (as seen with Green, Whitacre, and Braur Halls).
I'm also a to-be-student-tech for the school, and the majority of them are engineering (I'm not). I don't know any graduating that don't have plans (either grad school or working). Epic Systems is actually coming today to sponsor a programming competition and offer WashU-exclusive internships, and I know several other major companies (inc. Boeing) use WashU as a major recruiting location.