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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors overall truly care about their students and are passionate about their work. Many courses are offered but there are often larger lectures that are necessary for majors that prevent you from taking smaller more individualized courses that tend to be more interesting. Overall, I have been very happy with the classes and my professors. Upper level courses tend to be more interesting and better taught, as well as much smaller class sizes.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Tons of career center services exist in place to help you get a job, not only right after graduation, but also for the next few years of your life. Pre-professional advising tends to be very good and students often end up wherever they want, as long as they do well in the necessary classes. If you do well here, you earn any job you want.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The WashU Police are always around and do their best to make students feel safe as well as welcomed. They try to get to know the students and their presence is fully noted on campus. Blue lights are everywhere and campus always feels safe. However, just off campus and the neighboring vicinity does tend to have quite a bit of crime, but students are not typically affected to the same degree as other residents.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: You can't go wrong freshmen year-- either modern dorms will give you a nicer place to live with a few close suitemates/roommates or the traditional dorms will give you communal bathrooms and an adequate living space (less comfortable compared to the moderns, but still nicer than most other schools' residences) but a much closer floor and therefore more friends right away. The maintenance staff is terrific and speedy so there are never any big problems with WashU housing, on or off campus, that do not get fixed within a day or two. Staff is friendly and there are options to fit everyone. All housing is expensive as is the nature of WashU.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Fraternity life tends to be more difficult to become involved in compared to higher acceptance within the sororities. Most people in Greek Life are also highly involved in other areas of campus, so it can be hard to dissociate a positive Greek influence compared to individual contributions. While Greek life is not as big as it may be at state schools, it does have a large influence on campus, especially in the social scene. You can easily have a good time not being Greek here, but you may feel left out at certain times, especially if many of your friends choose Greek life. Only fraternities have houses, though two houses exist for a mixture of Greek women, simply a residential space to encourage a friendly inter-sorority experience.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: There's something for everyone and no matter where your interests lie, there will be a supportive group of people and/or academic advisors. People generally have great experiences, which is reflected in the overall happy and welcoming atmosphere of campus. Unlike some other, bigger name universities, Washington University in St. Louis caters to its undergraduates. The faculty and staff truly care about the students' overall experiences and seek to make all career aspirations come to fruition. It's not an easy school, but it is worth it in the end.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity Sports are intensive for athletes but unappreciated by the rest of the school. Intramural sports mostly cater to underclassmen. The facilities are adequate and are currently undergoing construction. When the main gym reopens in Fall 2016, it will likely be one of the best gyms in the country.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They work tirelessly to cater to every students physical and mental health needs.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is absolutely amazing and doesn't get the credit that it deserves.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school has an extensive alumni network and looks amazing on job applications. It also looks really good for graduate/medical/law school.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If I had one different RA the housing would be amazing

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Its really awesome if you are in Greek life, but it doesn't really matter if you aren't

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody really cares about athletics

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't change a thing

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Can't complain about safety. I have never felt unsafe around or on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love my classes, options, and professors. I just wish it was a little easier to succeed academically.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good internship opportunities, and help from the career centers. Especially considering subpar location.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Amazing housing, and as long as you get anywhere in your top three to five choices you'll be taken care of really nicely.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I cherish the fact that greek life doesn't make or break a student here, as rush was generally relaxed and fun and there isn't an abundance of hazing or weird tradition. I think the parties are fun, the people are great, and you don't lose quality of student or athlete in the system.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am on the varsity swim team, and while I love being apart of the program, I feel we aren't treated as athletes and our funding is very low. We have worse equipment than my high school team did and we pay for nearly everything out of pocket.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a tough first semester, but I've found a close group of friends and am very happy where I am. Classes are hard, but I am gradually figuring out how to navigate the curriculums.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: they have very good facilities and i am very happy with them

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i really like school so far. everyone is so nice and the classes are hard but very interestin

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Throughout the first year, the school educates their students on the services on campus to help with sexual assault and drugs/alcohol which, in the moment, can seem a little excessive, but the programming is important and has an impact on reducing the amount of incidents, I'm sure. I've never felt unsafe on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are some fun classes offered! However, if you're busy doing pre-law/pre-med requirements, it's a little hard to fit them in for at least your first 2 years. Some classes are obviously better structured than others, but overall, the teachers seem to make their office hours welcoming, especially if it's a tough class. The professors definitely know their topic, but sometimes the professors do not know how to explain the material at a learning level.

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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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