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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You definitely don't have to do it, but doing it provides a lot more social events. There are still a lot of really fun frat parties non-Green members can easily attend, though.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus itself feels very safe. There is WashU police that you see walking around a lot and you can always call them if there is a problem.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are very spacious. Every dorm has a kitchen, laundry room, computer room, and some other fun things like ping pong.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every professor at this school is so talented and excited about their field. There are so many courses to choose from and it is relatively easy to get into any class. There is a good mix of seminar and lecture style classes. Most non-introductory courses have less than fifteen people in them.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel very confident in my ability to get a job after graduating. The career center is incredibly helpful. It fully prepares students for interviews and helps them on their job search. The alumni network is also very widespread and supportive.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school itself is very safe even though the surrounding areas can be dangerous. We have a police department on campus and a student-run emergency medical service group on campus. There are also many support services accessible for victims of sexual assault.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The modern dorms feel like a hotel. They are unbelievably nice. The traditional dorms are nice too and still significantly better than the dorms at other schools.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life does not have a huge effect on campus. The majority of students do not decide to rush, so there is not a lot of pressure to join one. If people do decide to rush, the process it not overly difficult. However, the sororities are much easier to get into than the fraternities.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Washu is mostly D3 and most people do not pay much attention to sports.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Washu is an amazing school. I have never seen a more friendly and more supportive student body. The school is by no means easy, however, there is so much support on campus that it seems impossible to fail.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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