UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

Staying Ahead of the Curve

1. How do you do well on an exam?
A) Not this one.
B) Nope.
C) Read this blog.
D) All/none/two of the above.

Starting A Student Group: How Hard Can It Be?

Creating
Opportunities
Demands
Energy*

*I’m sorry. Acrostics are hard.

Freshman Seminars Part 1: Detective Fiction from Poe to Doyle

You may have heard horror stories about first year schedules packed with large, impersonal lecture classes, but some of my best academic experiences occurred during my freshman year. WashU has some amazing freshman seminars, classes about very specific subjects that are kept really small and open only to freshman.

Meet the Professors: A Series

One of my favorite parts of WashU has been the amount of time that I’ve been able to spend talking to professors about coursework, academics, and life. This week I’ll be starting a 3 part installment on professors that I’ve had my freshman year at WashU and their “shining moments.”

Take a break!

When Fall comes around, students know it’s time for a… Break! Fall break on campus is a great way to finally get a long weekend, two days off just when you need them. Depending on the WashU student, Fall break can look a little different. Some students decide to use this as a chance to […]

These Crabs Rangoon Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity! *not clickbait*

I would bathe in crabs Rangoon.

Fridays, Friends & Food

I love food. I mean, who doesn’t? From savory to sweet, coffees to smoothies, snack foods to desserts, I love it all.

A Series of Fortunate Vignettes – Athletic Dreams and Realizations

The easiest realization I have reached thus far in college is as follows: no NFL teams have demonstrated interest and I will not be leaving college after 3 years to play professional football (I will be sure to check back in after 4).

Mo(u)rning Routines

In this riveting piece, I offer some ways to start your day off right, eliminating as much dread that comes from waking up as possible!

GroupMe, Venmo, and other College App-sentials

A list of mobile apps that make college life a bit easier

Study Abroad: Photo Gallery

  I spent this past semester studying in Florence, Italy with the Sam Fox School Communication Design program, which was an amazing experience to say the least! Due to bad wifi, I couldn’t continue my Photo of the Week posts, but to make it up here’s a highlight reel from the past 4 months!   […]

Lee/Beau Love

Many students arrive at Wash U with a few acquaintances in tow. Maybe you went to high school in St. Louis, or met a few interesting people at SOAR (Summer Orientation Advising Registration). Even if you haven’t found your new best friend for life, it can be comforting to move in with a few familiar […]

You’ll Never Believe What This WashU Student Does! *not clickbait*

Hello! As you have probably read in my bio, my name is Justin Nathenson, and I am an up-and-coming blogger working this summer for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Read my introduction and stay tuned for more blog posts coming soon!

When in Denmark…

About a month ago, I returned from a five month adventure studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have become one of those annoying people who will find any excuse to bring it up in a conversation. I like to pretend I am hip and European now for wearing black clothing and riding public transportation and actually enjoying the taste of espresso.

Fieldtrips Aren’t Just for 6 Year-Olds… Are They?

Incoming students often worry about academics – I mean, it’s college… academics are what we are here for, right? So, having some anxiety about the topic is understandable and normal, don’t you worry!

But what if my professors try to eat me??

Reaching Out To A Professor: A Student’s Guide To Success

Talking to professors can be scary
expectations most definitely can vary
But never fear
they’re really quite dear
Though with my poetry, be wary

Just A Brief Introduction

My name? Emily.
I’m really bad at haiku.
Please enjoy my blog.

*Witty Title for Introductory Blog Here

Hey everyone! I’m Tilak and I’m pumped to be writing some (hopefully) helpful blogs this summer. I’m from outside Chicago, so I’m close enough to home that I can go back easily, but far away enough so that my parents are unlikely to visit me. I’m about to enter my third year at WashU studying Math […]