Impressions Of
Washington University in St. Louis

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Washington University in St. Louis

To Attend

  • “It’s an academically rigorous environment but at the same time everyone is friendly and welcoming.”
  • “If you want a collaborative yet elite academic environment.”
  • “If you want a really beautiful campus with a lot of resources to help students.”
  • “It’s an all around great school. A common thing is that people go in wanting to be pre-med and then they realize they don’t want to continue with that. It’s really easy for individuals to stop being a pre-med student and switch to any major. It’s nice they can fall back on something.”
  • “I think the people here are pretty great. I think the atmosphere is pretty nice in the fact that it’s not very competitive. The most competitive majors are within the business school, but every other school has been very collaborative and nice.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you need class requirements to guide you. We have some requirements, you don’t have to take certain classes you just have to take classes in a certain field. I like that there’s some structure but there are not classes you have to take, but I know some people needed that structure so the open curriculum wasn’t for them.”
  • “If you’re really opposed to Greek life. I never thought I’d join a sorority and was kind of opposed to Greek life before Wash U, but then I got over it. If you’re really opposed to Greek life then this is not the place. It’s a lot bigger than they advertise.”
  • “If you’re a big sports fan, we have no school spirit in terms of athletics.”
  • “If you’re looking to go to college in a big city, it’s not that type of school because St. Louis is small.”
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January 30, 2023

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