Established in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in St. Louis, MS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school #18 in National Universities and the #1 Best-Run College by The Princeton Review. Popular majors at WashU include social sciences, engineering, and business. The research centers of WashU receive support from top governmental agencies, such as the United States Department of Defense and National Science Foundation.
Wash U, as it is called, offers students unique opportunities that, I believe, no other college can. It truly has an international, or a global, community: you get to interact with some of the best minds from across the nation, as well as outside of the U.S. (some international students on my freshman year floor were from Paraguay, China, and Japan). Lastly, Wash U is known to its students as the U.S.'s best-kept secret, for Wash U is certainly on or near the level of Ivy League Colleges and well-known universities--such as Duke, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame--but is far less well-known, making it a hot-spot for the diverse and creative minds who are more interested in the process of learning itself than on the perks and superficial bonuses that may come with attending a more well-known university.
Lindsay from Plymouth, MN
Washington University in St. Louis is filled with intelligent students looking to challenge themselves. The campus is gorgeous and the food is phenomenal. There are also endless clubs, teams and organizations encouraging student involvement!