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The specialized master programs provided by the businessOther
The specialized master programs provided by the business school does not match its reputation. Classes for some of the programs are poorly designed and do not provide skill sets that are up to the current trend in the professional world. St. Louis is not a place with plenty of opportunities already, especially for international students, and the school's career center distributed most of the job opportunities and resources to MBA students, and SMP students are left with limited and incompetent career advisors and little to zero references to job opportunities. SMP students are not the school's main focus area. Especially not recommended to the international students with F-1 visa, because school staffs lack the basic knowledge of the eligibility and limitations granted by foreign visas, which can easily put students' legal staying in the US in jeopardy. They do not care if any international students will be expelled due to the visa mistakes made by themselves.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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For me, it was the best mix ofQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
For me, it was the best mix of quality of life, caliber of peers, academic excellence, and "vibe" I got from any school. I absolutely love it here. I have made awesome friends and have been able to have a fantastic college experience thus far. I am a student in the highly esteemed Olin Buisiness School and have been quite pleased with the opportunities it has presented me. I chose to come here over other schools with undergraduate business (Upenn, Cornell, UVA, UNC, Berkeley, etc.) and don't regret that decision at all. WashU is already an elite school, and its stock is one of the quickest growing ones amongst other top universities.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B+
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Wash U. was a great experience for meChemistry
Wash U. was a great experience for me at the time; academically rigorous; very good teaching for the most part; great friends. It turned out to be fine preparation for my career in science and later in law. It was also not the pre-med juggernaut it has become, although pre-meds were still a prominent feature of the student body. If I was applying today, I'd be a bit concerned about the school's commitment to undergraduate training in non-biology/chemical fields. For example, my impression is that the engineering school, outside of biomed and chemical, is not what it used to be. Ditto for physics. I don't know what's happening in the humanities now; when I was there, philosophy and history were decent departments.
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