Washington University in St. Louis Visit Report by six360
Visit to Washington University in St. Louis in May 2013 by six360(Student, HS Class of 2012)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - I was interviewed by a committee of three alum who were all really nice. We talked about Andrew Jackson, the Arab/Israeli conflict and the origins of the word 'snooze'. Best interview ever!
Information Session: Yes - The information session incorporated a member of the admissions staff, a dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a current junior from the Olin School of Business. I twas very informative.
Campus Tour: Yes - Pretty boring, actually. We just walked around and learned about Washington University's involvement with the 1904 Summer Olympics. Wouldn't recommend it.
Overnight Visit: Yes - I went to Discovery Weekend and it was THE REASON I chose to apply ED. Everyone from the top down was nicer than almost anyone I've ever met, and the entire campus felt like one huge family.
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Campus Visit Notes for Washington University in St. Louis
I was flown out by the University for Discovery Weekend several months ago, and am looking forward to returning in March. As a senior in high school from New Jersey, WashU was one of the last schools on my mind. But from the moment I arrived the entire place felt like home. Unlike the classic idea of intellectuals in an ivory tower, WashU feels like a really smart living room. That's a terrible analogy, but its true. Everyone is so friendly and willing to talk and answer your questions. The entire time I was there I had something to do and a group of current students and fellow pre-frosh to converse with. It was such a great experience and it convinced me that college didn't have to be a super intense competition, but more like a communal learning. My OWL (overnight welcome leader) was super nice and ushered me around campus and helped me to get acclimated within a few hours of arriving. The weather was horrible and it was STILL the most influential 48 hours of my life, thus far. Apply to WashU and come to WashU if you get accepted, it will totally be worth it.