UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

All posts in Uncategorized

Don’t Look Up: Netflix Film (A Review)

Introduction This is not the typical article content I write on. I’ve previously written about the performance piece “For Colored Girls”. If you haven’t gotten the chance to read that article, please go check it out! Now, the film I will be reviewing today is a Netflix original film titled “Don’t Look Up”. “Don’t Look […]

Hope Allchin portrait in Brookings Quadrangle

You are more than the sum of your parts.

It’s cliched, but it’s true: human beings cannot be captured by a single number, a short answer prompt, or an activities list.

And for this reason, application review is my favorite season as an admissions officer. I feel lucky every time I open an application and get the opportunity to share a student’s world, if only for a moment. Our mission is to see you as a whole human being, a part of your communities, and a future WashU Bear.

APAP member speaking with a prospective student

APAP alumni interviews—or, why is this WashU alum contacting me?

Here at WashU, interviews are optional. Some of you may have interviewed with a current student while deciding whether to apply. For applicants who did not interview already, you have the option to take advantage of an alumni interview, if one is offered to you.

Admissions Officer Elena Wandzilak with the WashU Bear

Early Decision and WashU

Every year, as the Early Decision deadlines approach, I hear a lot of rumors about this application plan. Students tell me things that a neighbor, older cousin, or friend’s brother’s uncle once said to them about Early Decision, so I want to spend my time in this blog post talking about the facts and myths of Early Decision (ED) directly from me, a WashU Admissions Officer.

Stress and University

Stress & University, Pt. I

With my undergrad career finally reaching its final chapter, I’ve been looking back on the past three to four years with a different perspective. Most students go into university prepared for a high stress level and more difficult academics. However, each student’s college experience is different and college is much more than academic stress. I’m starting this mini series called “Stress & University” to reflect on my highest peaks of stress in university. Each part will recount how I dealt with stress and how I learned from it. My goal with releasing these articles not only is to educate those entering university, but as a form of self regulation as well.

Victor Thomas with the WashU Bear mascot

Busting myths about demonstrated interest

Our decision to eliminate demonstrated interest doesn’t change our commitment to understanding your unique circumstances, and shouldn’t change how you approach sharing your story with us in your application. Instead, it supports our commitment to create an equitable and accessible process for all applicants. And it puts you in the driver’s seat, navigating our programming based on your true interests in an effort to get to know us better. As a result, you’re able to craft the strongest application you can in a highly selective environment.

Allana

Finally: A Letter to Senior Year

I feel like I’m living in the future even writing this. It feels like it was yesterday that I was applying for colleges aimlessly, worried about what would become of me after high school, and unsure of what the next steps were.

Top 25 Things to Do and See at WashU (for the Class of ’25!)

Hello to the incoming WashU Class of 2025! It’s hard to believe that summer is starting to wind down and in a few short weeks, you’ll all be coming to campus. In honor of you all being the Class of ‘25, the other student admissions interns and I have come up with a list of the Top 25 things to do and see during your time at WashU. We hope you enjoy!

Major Minor Fair on the Washington Univesrsity campus

How to Choose Your Major

It’s the first question I hear when meeting someone new on campus: what’s your major? For me, this question didn’t have an answer until my second-year at WashU. I came in undecided in Arts and Sciences, and officially decided in the Fall of my sophomore year to major in Political Science.

Portrait of Rebecca

A new blogger saying hi!

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca, and I am a rising senior (which is crazy, I can’t believe I’m that old). I am from the suburbs of Chicago (go Sox) and am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. At WashU I am really involved in the outdoors community, and run an orientation backpacking trip for first years. I also am training to be a DJ for our school radio show- my roommate and I are planning on mainly talking for an hour and seeing who listens.

Rachel Miller portrait

Meet a New Blogger

My name’s Rachel and it’s wonderful to meet you! You’ll see my name pop up a few times this summer on our blog, so let me take a moment to introduce myself.

Ashutosh

An Introduction To Me

Hi readers! My name is Ashutosh, and I am originally from the Bay Area in California. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, planning to major in biology (undecided on track) and maybe minor in healthcare management.

Charlie

Introducing a new blogger!

Hi everyone! I’m looking forward to this being the first of many post as part of the WashU360 blogging team!

Meet a new blogger!

My name is Sadie, and I am a rising junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, double-majoring in Political Science and Educational Studies. My hometown lies in the suburbs of San Diego, California – you could say I’m a long way from home!

My Life at WashU – An Introduction

Hi everyone!  

My name is Alex and I’m a current student at WashU.  I’m a rising senior in the Olin Business School with a double major in Marketing and English (with a creative writing concentration).  I’m originally from St. Louis, and I’m super excited to share my WashU experiences with you all!

Henry Barry blog alumnus

Where are they now? Henry Barry

When Henry Barry – College of Arts & Sciences class of 2015 – was a student blogger, he wrote about his classes, life on campus, and all of the things he was glad he did, or wish he had done sooner, at WashU.

Pandemic graphic

Navigating College Life During a Pandemic, Part I: An Introduction

As the spring semester of 2021 comes to a close, I’d like to share with everyone how my junior year in quarantine has been. What did I like about it? What was unexpectedly hard? How did I spend my day to day life? And what can an incoming student expect academic life to be like going forward?

Katie

Where are they now? Katie Ehrlich

When Katie Ehrlich – Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts class of 2018 – was a student blogger, she used her photojournalism skills to create a “Photo of the Week” series capturing scenes of life around campus.