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Washington University in St Louis Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 853 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

University Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,965)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,538)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 159 131 Yes Yes
Baseball 44 - Yes -
Basketball 24 22 Yes Yes
Football 94 - - -
Golf - 9 Yes -
Soccer 43 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 16 Yes Yes
Swimming 23 24 - -
Tennis 14 12 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.8%
Hispanic 2.5%
Non-resident alien 12.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 18
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine from New York, NY
  • 5
  • During my freshman year I lived in a Modern Double. In the double we shared a bathroom with our two suitemates (four people to one toilet, one shower and two…

  • Jun-28-2012 Read More
  • Lindsay from Plymouth, MN
  • 5
  • You only have to visit Wash U to know why I chose to give the dorms 5 stars. Apparently, our dorms are ranked second in the country. Of course, there…

  • May-15-2012 Read More
  • Andrea from Miami, FL
  • 5
  • Whether you are in modern or traditional style dorms, everyone seems to love it. Most dorms have Temperpedic beds and are decently spacious. They are also clean and pretty well…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Keegan from Wichita, KS
  • 5
  • The worst dorms at WashU are better than most colleges' best. Many dorms offer luxuries such as tempur-pedic beds, balconies, large common rooms, kitchens, piano rooms, etc. Everybody loves their…

  • Jan-03-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I haven't personally experienced this, so I'm not sure.

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  • 5
  • Rowan Mayback
  • Aug-18-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    As rated by the Princeton Review and other reputable ranking sites, Washington University's food options are among the best in the United States. They have everything you could possibly want, and pretty much everything is covered by your meal plan. They even have a 5-star restaurant in the DUC that takes meal points!

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  • 5
  • 2011 Grad from Madison, WI
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a past student here

    Fantastic food for a college as can be shown by WashU's record of being ranked as one of the colleges with the best food. Plus, WashU offers a variety of locations, so you don't get bored with the same ambiance and food.

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  • 5
  • Justin from Little Rock, AR
  • Apr-27-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I can honestly say, at WashU I never go hungry. There is such a wide variety of food which makes no one go hungry or run out of options to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Kristen from TX
  • Apr-09-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I have not tried their food yet, so don't take my word!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is often times better than what I eat at home (sorry Mom!) We have almost every type of food you can imagine including Indian food, sushi, noodles, Mexican food, steak, fish, stir-fry and some of the best deli meat wraps and sandwiches. I love the food here!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-03-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Pleasantly satisfying. The University provides a large array of options for any palate.

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  • 5
  • Avishek from India
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at WashU may be my favorite non-social part of campus life. As a freshman/sophomore Bear's Den (BD) will be the eatery of choice and it has a multitude of cuisines including but not limited to: stir fry, grill, Kosher station, make your own sandwich, grill, Indian food, Mexican food and many more. It also has a small grocery store (Paws n Go) as an alternative and a way to stock up for the dorm. There a bunch of other niche places to eat on campus, including Holme's Lounge (wraps), Einstein's (bagels/coffee) and Stanley's (sandwiches). Overall, the food at WashU is really good, and the main cafeteria's like BD have late hours for a late dinner or midnight snack.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Yukon, OK
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    WashU is constantly ranked among the top 3 universities for best dining, and it is no joke. The dining service has a variety of options and accommodates many types of dietary restrictions and choices such as veganism, vegetarianism, kosher, and gluten free. The use of meal points instead of designated meal times or the two-three meals a day plan allows students more freedom with when and what they eat. And since the food is so amazing many students find themselves running out of meal points from eating so much.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life encompasses about 25-30% of the students at WashU and mostly consists of the students that like to drink and go out a lot. However, fraternities and sororities also focus on alumni connections and philanthropy. However, many students who don't join Greek life also go out and enjoy not having to pay the dues and attend certain events. It really depends what you are looking for, and I guarantee that since the students here are so diverse, one can always find a social niche that fits them.

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  • 0
  • Avishek from India
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty prominent at WashU, but doesn't really dominate the social scene in any way. There are a bunch of fraternities, both on and off campus, and a fair percentage of the student body joins them.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Yukon, OK
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Although Greek life plays a lesser role here at WashU than our southern counterparts, roughly 30-35% of WashU students participate in Greek life in some way. They offer a community where you can meet upperclassmen or lowerclassmen and foster a sense of friendship, provide leadership opportunities, and perform service work in the community. You never feel heavily pressured to become apart of Greek life, and deferred rush (rush in the spring semester) allows you to have time to figure out whether Greek Life is right for you.

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  • 0
  • Arianna from Little Rock, AR
  • Jul-23-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I believe 25% of students participate in Greek life. As the tour guides usually say, If you want to participate, it's there. However, it isn't such an overwhelming part of campus that you'll feel like an outsider if you don't want to participate.

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  • 0
  • Lydia from Leawood, KS
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life has been growing steadily. Although I personally am not involved several of my friends are and love it. The sorority program here is particularly strong

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  • 0
  • Monica from Clearwater, FL
  • May-18-2013 I am a current student here

    About 30% of the student body participates in Greek Life. Among the more social students that frequent local bars, clubs, and campus parties, the percentage is much higher. The sororities and fraternities are all very inclusive, however, and belonging to one is not necessary to participate in most events.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from New York, NY
  • Jun-28-2012 I am a current student here

    WashU night life is based on Greek Life, not to say that you need to be a member of a sorority or a fraterity to be invited to these events. All registered parties are required to be open to all WashU students at no charge.

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