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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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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its a good school overall. It can be excellent depending on your field.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Having the name of WashU behind you really helps when looking for a job. But jobs are still hard to come by.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is high on campus, and as the school is in an open carry state, its easy for people to wander into campus while armed. Security has always been friendly, but its easy to feel nervous.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you get good housing, its AMAZING. Even if you don't the dorms are still better than a lot of housing at other schools.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great if you're a part of it! Its a relatively small community. Students not on greek life don't pay much attention to it except for their parties.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Honestly no one cares about our sports teams.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not the school for you if you're not willing to spend every single waking moment working your ass off. Teachers will not reach out, its all on you.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are beautiful, the South 40 is unbelievably awesome for freshmen and sophomores as far as an undergraduate living space

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am against greek life as an institution, but that's not specific to WashU. Greek life (and this applies to most schools) is a niche for misogyny and net zero philanthropy.

4 College Junior

Athletics: If you're more interested in participating than watching, WashU is the move

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: WashU is great. woohoo

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I, like many others, had a bad first year experience, but college is what you make of it.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wouldn't have come to this school had I not been so impressed by the job opportunities. 80% of those that apply to post graduate programs get in.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One in five is the national standard, and that's something that needs to be worked on everywhere. I wouldn't say my campus is more or less safe, but it does need work.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, I am pleased with the quality of the dorms, but I wouldn't say its worth the headache. It's A LOT cheaper to get an apartment in STL and you don't have to deal with annoying party rules.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A third of the students are greek, but they are all the same. I myself am not in one and have never considered it, but they are the only groups allowed to throw parties on campus. Not that anyone has time to attend them.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It is relatively old, but works if you're just trying to work out.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school lacks diversity and often inaccessible for low-income minority students, but the school is in a great area and is very beautiful itself. There is no doubt that you will have a job when (if) you graduate.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Ain't no nightlife if you're underage. Jk. But it's hard to come by if you don't have a fake to be honest. ACTUALLY THE LOOP, never mind I lied. Transportation on campus is decent but off-campus is annoying. If you don't have any upperclassmen friends with cars then your best bet is an uber, lyft, taxi, etc. Although those options can add up expense wise, I'd suggest splitting fares with friends or others with the same destination. Also, the metrolink and metrobus at night aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be. Live a little.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am very selective about the parties that I attend on campus (I don't do much partying on campus). Frats seem fun to the people that attend them. They're often themed with wet floors. I guess if you like sweaty walls, random people kissing around you and bony bodies accidentally (or purposefully) grinding on you then you'd have a blast. I prefer attending off campus parties and events hosted by the city-wide Alpha chapter with other folks with melanin and good music.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't feel pressured at all and I don't think anyone really does. Then again, that's just my POV. You can definitely turn up without being under the influence though.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not an athlete and I'm not really interested in sports. The facilities are nice to look at though.

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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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