Life @ WashU

Kick start your college process
You and your parents are invited to a college planning workshop at WashU! Join us from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 14 or July 7. We'll take you on a journey through the application cycle, and you'll hear plenty of advice from admissions counselors.
Exploring the community: ‘A transformative experience’
It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and a group of students are on a bus headed to…well, they’re not exactly sure. It could be the poorest neighborhood in town, or it could be an affluent planned community. The only sure thing is that they will learn something new. The students are part of Bob Hansman’s “Community Building” course. Hansman gets his students, who come from disciplines across the university, out of the classroom and into the community for walking tours.

Washington University in St. Louis has a personality, and you feel it everywhere. It’s a friendly, welcoming feeling that you pick up from students, professors, advisors and sta­ff.

It’s an academic environment loaded with challenging courses, and filled with intellectually curious students and teachers. It’s a flexible, supportive atmosphere that invites exploration and individuality. It's also an optimistic outlook that drives innovation and new opportunities.

We pay special attention to our new students by easing their transition to college life and connecting them to the people, programs and resources to maximize their experiences. At WUSTL, we strive to know every student by name and story because every student is an essential member of our learning community.