UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

Cave of Wonders

It’s always rewarding when you have a class that actually makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. To me, as a prospective English major, writing soothes the soul. It allows me an escape. It is a tool that I often use to release my thoughts into the world, hoping that one […]

“There’s just no telling how far I’ll go” – a famous explorer named Moana

Hey everyone!!! My name is A’Daja, and I am a first year student at WashU. Go Bears!!! After a nine hour drive from my hometown I’ve finally made it to my four year home. I couldn’t be happier. Just a little bit about myself: I am (or well I plan to be) an English major, […]

Tips from WashU’s application experts

Hello everyone, I’m Maranda! I have been an application processor for a few years now, and I LOVE working with prospective students as they navigate the college application process. When you call or email with a question about your application, the other processors and I are here with an answer. I want to share our tips with you, in the hope that they will help you stay organized and keep your stress to a minimum as you apply to college.

Why Wait? All About Early Decision

If WashU is your first choice – and we hope it is – we strongly encourage you to apply Early Decision (ED)!

La Classe in Italia

“Vorrei un cappuccino, per favore” The mornings were soft, the cold of the night warming in the Tuscan sun. My roommate for the duration of the trip was still asleep but I am an early riser. I slipped out of bed, tossed on yesterday’s rumpled jeans, grabbed a key for our airbnb and headed out. […]

WashU Virtual Tour

Haven’t visited campus yet? Take a virtual tour!

We know it’s easier to picture yourself at a school when you see it for yourself. But we also know it’s not always possible to visit – or maybe you just haven’t had the opportunity yet.

Sculpture to Commemorate 1904 Olympics on WashU Campus

The site of the 1904 Olympic Games on the WashU campus is getting international recognition with the dedication Friday, Sept. 28, of an Olympic rings sculpture that will sit permanently near historic Francis Field. Read More

WashU Bear Mascot

A Student’s Quest to be the WashU Bear

It’s Day One of mascot tryouts at WashU, and Priyanka Deodhar, an exchange student from France, is hopeful.

Azores, Portugal

WashU Students Travel to Azores, Portugal

Volcanic craters, fumeroles and hot springs mark the rugged landscape of São Miguel island, in the remote Portuguese Azores, where undergraduate students from WashU traveled to study field geology techniques during their 2018 spring break.

PL4Y Showcase: A Year Later

In which I take my fascination and turn it into action.

Life as an Upperclassman

In which I ascend the non-hierarchical food chain.

What did WashU students do during summer vacation?

What did Washington University students do on their summer vacation? Design planes. Research cancer. Study baboons. The WashU Career Center reports students spent the summer of 2018 conducting groundbreaking research, serving their communities and working in their fields. Read more

A Stand Out Stand Up

It’s a warm Wednesday evening, into the second week of Fall term. Homework assignments, projects, and deadlines are rolling in. It’s 5pm, classes done for the day for most, students should be heading for dinner, study, or a workout, yet instead hundreds are queued outside of Graham Chapel. The students that haven’t checked their facebooks […]

Back to School

The first week of school, for me, is always both exciting and overwhelming. It’s exciting to see my friends again, take new and interesting classes, and consider all the possibilities in store for me in the new school year. However, all the possibilities can be daunting, especially for someone like me who always overestimates the […]

Internship Stories: Surprise! You’re a Committee Head!

You can’t know everything about an internship from the application, and this was definitely the case with my internship at Summerbridge. The night I arrived in Hong Kong, I got an email saying that I was selected for a leadership position I didn’t even know existed.

Meet Me in St. Louis

This summer the Muny celebrated its 100th season, so to mark the special occasion their last show of the season was a production of Meet Me in St. Louis. The Muny, is America’s largest and oldest outdoor theatre and resides within Forest Park.  Meet Me in St. Louis is a hit musical based on the […]

Take a Quiz About St. Louis Ice Cream!

Have I mentioned yet that I love ice cream? I am a strong believer that every college town should have at least three decent ice cream locations, and I am happy to report that St. Louis has multiple top-of-the-line local ice cream stops, as well as some more recognizable chains if you are more mainstream […]

St. Louis Spotlight: Grant’s Farm

Previously I said that my favorite place in St. Louis is Forest Park. While I still love Forest Park, I’ve found another incredible spot- Grant’s Farm. A couple of weekends ago I visited Grant’s Farm in Grantwood, Missouri with a couple of my friends and it was simply amazing. The historic farm site is about […]