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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: A good mix of community and socializing, with an emphasis on philanthropy and the greater St. Louis community. Not too much of a time commitment that you can't do other things. Also doesn't dominate social culture. If you're GDI you can still have fun.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great ethnic food in the Central West End (?) esp. Ethiopian, vegetarian, and Asian. The Loop next to campus also has some great options.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're looking for something not too intense, yet stuff still happens, this is the place to be. If you're looking for binge-drinking every weekend, people still do this, but this is most likely not what you're looking for.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration treats students as adults if they act like it.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid probably happens, but the socioeconomic status here is unfortunately quite homogenous.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Tastes great for a while, but (as always) can get boring.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The modern dorms are like castles (ex. Koenig lobby); the traditional dorms are probably average at other schools. Expensive, and the lottery can really screw people over. But if you get lucky, you're golden. Traditionals do have better communities than moderns, but regardless, I'm moving from a traditional to a modern next year.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Centrally located and easy access to the city and school.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Granville is the most convenient housing option and is close to the main road and to all classes. South campus is a huge hike!

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus. I don't know.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great food on the loop.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Doing the best that they can.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene is only good during Wild.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Too many health conscious options.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus life is mediocre. Not much social scene.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I wish there were the same meal options that there are in the law cafe in BD.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity athletics are pretty much ignored by anyone who isn't a varsity athlete, but club and intramural sports have large participation and are very popular.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: St. Louis may not be the biggest city but it's definitely a city and there are a ton of delicious varied off campus dining options. The loop is great and has a lot of student discounts available as well, and if you were to venture further into the city you would find an even greater variety of interesting and high quality food.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is very lenient on alcohol use and allows students to make their own choices provided they're being safe and not negatively affecting others. Weed is prevalent as well but is treated much differently by the administration and being caught with it is considered a serious offense. Other drugs can be found easily as well by those looking but are obviously not tolerated by the administration.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We aren't a state school, so we don't tailgate or party except on special occasions (i.e mardi gras) which is fine with me because that sh*t is tiring. Frats are having parties every thursday friday and saturday and often other days of the week, with at least one or two being open to whoever wants to show up. The frat scene can definitely get boring, but closed parties are more fun than open so if you join greek life or just know a lot of people in it you get invited to a lot better parties. If you're an upperclassmen or have friends who live off campus in a house and like to throw down those in my opinion tend to be the most fun. Wine wednesday is a popular activity.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a ton of dining options on campus that take meal points and/or bear bucks, and the food is delicious.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is overall excellent, the best in the country many people say. However the residential college system doesn't make a ton of sense and isn't used for anything except the housing lottery, and with reslife attempting to push more sophomores into traditionally junior housing it's those who currently live in the cheaper options and cannot afford/do not want to pay for the most expensive housing that are being screwed. The school does not want to have traditional dorms available anymore despite the small but strong contingent who enjoys them their cheaper pricetag and high satisfaction rates every year.

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5 College Student

Campus Housing: They help give you one on one help, making sure you keep up the pace in class, help you move to the next level so you will be successful. Your last school year you will have an internship, automatically get hired on after you graduate. They will help you find a job in your career path, that's what makes them special.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: great school but very difficult

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: people from washu make a lot of money

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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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