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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Rowan Mayback
  • Aug-18-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    St. Louis was ranked No.2 on the list of cities to offer the most amount of free stuff to college students, second only to Washington D.C. They have several museums on campus as well as off-campus, and a zoo that is within walking distance of the school. During the winter, the zoo occasionally lets the penguins out to roam the zoo freely! Also within walking distance there are loads of good eats, thrift shops, and theaters. One of the coolest things is the City Museum, essentially a playground for adults equipped with everything from indoor climbing ropes to a massive ferris wheel!

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  • 2011 Grad from Madison, WI
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a past student here

    Upperclassmen generally go to the Loop or apartment parties while the underclassmen stick to the dorms or the frats. Though the academics are tough, I had some friends that went out nightly and others that rarely did. Both extremes were able to do well in the classroom. Students here seem to be great at balancing their time and prioritizing. The school funds lots of different clubs that students are free to take part in. Around campus, there always seems to be an a cappella concert, famous speaker, or philanthropy event.

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  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lot of places to travel in and around St. Louis as well as in nearby Forest Park. There is a free zoo, art museum and history museum. There is also the city museum (a playground for adults made out of recycled materials), many delicious restaurants, and of course the arch! Many students go to a variety of bars on weekends or just hang out with friends on campus. WashU has such an eclectic group of people there is always something to do.

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  • Avishek from India
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many things that could be listed here: clubs, Greek life, intramural sports, parties. public speakers etc. etc. All of these are great ways to make new friends and have a really good time on campus, and the ones you put time into will be the ones you feel closest too. In all honesty, after schoolwork and midterms and the whole scene just relaxing with friends, whether it's playing some soccer/video games or even just going to dinner is a lot of fun, and it's there that I feel the college experience comes together as a whole. Also, make sure to check out the Loop off campus. It's a great place to start exploration of the city.

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  • Samantha from Yukon, OK
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Ten minutes down the road is Delmar Boulevard, loving known as The Loop. Here are a multitude of restaurants that easily fit the budget of a college student along with a thrift shop, record store, book store, several clothing stores, and a movie theater. Forest Park is also the campus's front yard and is home to events such as Ballon Glow (a hot air ballon festival) and several free attractions such as the Zoo, Art Museum, and History Museum. Also WashU provides metro passes to the students allowing for fun trips to the Mall, downtown to Busch Stadium for a baseball game, or to Central West End for some exploration.

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  • Arianna from Little Rock, AR
  • Jul-23-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There's an outdoor pool. Unfortunately, it isn't very deep, but it's still a cool place to hang out or have barbecues with your friends. There's a game room on the second floor of the DUC with a pretty nice TV, a pool table, and a Foosball table. Also, a lot of the dorms will have board and/or card games all over the place. Walking to the Loop is always pretty fun when you're with friends. I'm sure there's a lot more to do during the fall and spring semesters, but I was only there for the summer, so I can't really think of anything else to do for fun on campus. However, the metro isn't far at all from the South 40--10 minute walk--and it'll take you all over St. Louis.

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  • Monica from Clearwater, FL
  • May-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Within walking distance from school is the Delmar Loop, which has many shops, restaurants, art galleries, and bars in addition to a hotel, a movie theatre, and a 24/7 bowling alley.

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  • Katherine from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Apr-27-2013 I am a past student here

    There are a lot of fun activities, including a lot to do nearby. The Loop is a street within walking distance that has dining, a concert venue, and bars. I would suggest the U. City Grill for tasty Korean food there. Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks and is located just across a street from main campus. Picnics, exercising, going paddle-boating and visiting the free zoo and free art museum are great activities there. I would also suggest attending a St. Louis Symphony Concert or one of several professional sporting events downtown (the school sometimes arranges discounted tickets). Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is another favorite that's a short drive away.

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