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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The faculty places a large emphasis on campus safety, and all freshmen are mandated to attend an educational seminar on it during orientation, and must also complete a 3 part online course module. There are many resources available to victims of sexual assault and harassment, and campus security is very efficient. However, WashU's sexual assault rates still match with the nation's averages, and the surrounding area around campus is not necessarily the safest.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are definitely difficult, as WashU is very academic-oriented. However, there is not the same competitiveness that you will find at other Ivy League-level schools, as students are very open to helping their peers. Professors are well-educated and willing to help students. Class sizes vary depending on the course, but only intro level classes are in large lecture halls. However, these classes also have additional recitation sections in smaller classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very easy to find research opportunities on campus if you just approach professors. WashU is a very research-heavy school, and encourages students to find internships and research opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you live in a modern dorm, you are living the dream! Our worst dorms, or the traditional dorms, are still far better than dorms at most colleges, but they are still pretty average. The school has a high ranking for dorms because of the moderns, but don't expect that much if you're in a traditional.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People are very hardworking but not at all competitive

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have mostly Division 3 sports and people don't really pay that much attention to them

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are passionate and willing to help students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a career center that helps with internships and job opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus does a lot to educate about sexual assault and drug abuse.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others, but all are at least decent.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are a good way to find a community while doing service and having some fun.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams are close and create good friendships, but teams value academics over sports.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The environment is super friendly and accepting, it makes me feel at home.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The intro science courses like physics are definately pre-med oriented but the quality is still great. The courses are challenging but there are plenty of resources to help. The professors, for the most part are also very approachable if you have any questions.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful. They helped me put a resume together and directed me towards a summer internship program.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The disbursement of information during an emergency needs to be addressed but on campus safety is taken seriously. there are blue lights all around the area which has an emergency contact button if you are in trouble, the police are on call at night to escort you home if you feel unsafe and I haven't heard of any petty crimes on campus like theft. I feel extremely safe on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: On the South 40 where the underclassman live it depends on what style you want. Traditional 6 person apartments let you get to know the 6 people you live with really well mostly because there is a large common room in the suite. The floor style for the newer buildings lets you get to know a lot of people only a little bit. The traditionals are older but are among the best options and I think the social atmosphere was great.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: 50% of girls rush and like 25% of boys rush. The most they add to the college are the parties which are pretty fun. People are pretty neutral towards people who are in Greek but big/little week can get a little annoying if you are around a lot of girls in sororities.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Fan support is almost non-existent- no one attends football games- but we have an extremely good women's track and field and women's soccer team. The current athletics facility is definitely sub-par but there is a fitness center where the freshman/sophomore housing is. Also the main facility is under construction so we will see how that turns out. Clubs are even more popular, however. We have a relatively competitive club Frisbee team but overall on campus acapella is by fat the most popular competative club. Their concerts have the highest turn out of anything.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The social atmosphere is phenomenal with many different kinds of people and lots of activities to join to meet new people. The academics are rigorous and challenging but there is a plethora of resources to help students succeed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I see students practicing quite often but I do not attend the games.,

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Since I've been attending, the classes are convenient times during the evening, I've gained a considerable amount of knowledge, my only issue is the cost. Wash U is very expensive and I believe there should be more opportunities for scholarships and pell grants for the students.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: AMAZING academics. Don't come to WashU if you're not ready to have your ass kicked.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ugh. Its not at all diverse and being in MO doesn't help at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Pot is everywhere, and the policy about getting caught is strict but few people get caught.

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Beyond the initial enthusiasm that so many students express for their overall experience at Wash U, a common subject of praise relates to the freedom that characterizes student life. In the academic sense, this translates into an ability to bend the rules, an encouragement to build things if they aren't already available, and support from the University for students who propose new and well-thought-out initiatives. Wash U is a young school, and the University is very much interested in channeling the energy and enterprises of its students into new traditions and organizations that can help shape its identity.

Still, not everybody likes Wash U from the outset. St. Louis can get dull, the academic life can become overwhelming, and the social scene will eventually feel a bit claustrophobic. But the quality of the faculty, the ease and relative affordability of life in St. Louis, and the receptiveness of the administration to student projects makes it a place where a motivated student can do anything he or she wants. In the last few years, three students have won Rhodes scholarships, one started a magazine for homeless people to sell on the streets, another started a fencing club, one worked for David Letterman, and another worked on the Pathfinder mission to Mars. For the one who learns to draw on the richness of the community and resources offered by the Wash U community and St. Louis, the sky is the limit.

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