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I have to share that my son was accepted at other top schools like UChicago and Johns Hopkins. He chose Washu and could not be happier. I have never seen a school that supports its undergrads like Washu. He really wanted to double major (no problem at WASHU) and he is majoring in Biology, Music and minoring in Biophysics. He is a freshman and already has been offered paid research opportunities at the school and medical school. As a freshman he reached out to professors with questions and asking about opportunity to work with them and they replied to him that same day all incredibly supportive. The teachers are TOP NOTCH his Physics teacher is from UCHI. If you have passion and are interested in something WASHU will support you 200 percent. It is a no fail environment - in his freshman dorm there are tutors (free) there is a Cornerstone center located in the freshman south 40 more support with writing and tutoring and planning. There are weekend and evening mentored study groups (chem, physics, English) also free! The students support each other my son helped others studying Physics and in turn they helped him with Chem, the students help each other and are not cut throat, they all love learning and take time out to socialize. The dorms and dining are 5 star incredible it is a dining experience. If interested in medicine this school has the highest scoring MCAT scoring students. But that isn't all there are free opportunities to dine out in town, go see the Cardinals etc etc, not only do dorms have 2 RA's to help adjust they have WUSAs these incredible peers on each hall to help your child, they think of everything to help you down to staff checking to make sure all your internet connections are working in your room. Your bathrooms are cleaned by the housekeeper that lives there every week, I think twice. Looking for internships, experiences, study abroad over the top opportunity. Oh and did I mention NICE, everyone is NICE, students, teachers, this is THE school for bright passionate NICE kids that want the best college experience ever. It is beautiful Forest Park is next to the school, gorgeous, surrounded by mansions and FREE history, science museums, free zoo and free botanical gardens also the Delmar loop with incredible restaurants and entertainment is a 10 min stroll (blueberry hill music/food, LORDE just stopped by). finally at this school you are an individual not a number people staff, students, teachers care about you and will do everything to ensure you succeed what more can a Mom ask for? You will NOT find any school that invests in you to the extent WASHU does.
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