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| I feel like I got a solid education and I liked the campus. It is beautiful. The weather is just bad. Very cold in the winters and hot and humid in the summer. Social life was fine, but I feel like the school is geared towards pre-meds. Athletics really don't exist here and I have friends at other universities, even the Ivys who say it is a positive. I wouldn't know. St. Louis is fine if you stay around WaU, but if you are looking for a city school, there are better cities. I had some super teachers, but I felt like I could have gotten a better liberal arts education at a smaller school or an Ivy or a number of other universities. I did not have a bad time, but in the end, for what you spend, I felt like I could have been better served elsewhere unless I was pre-med. Academically, this is still a very good school, but I am also getting tired of explaining that I did not go to the University of Washington. |
|Jun 07 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |
| At first WashU was one of my top choices(third to dartmouth and NU but I got rejected by both) and the best school that took me, which is why I went there. I was apprehensive about the city, but figured that it wasn't going to be so bad, right? I mean, at least I wasn't going to Grinnell in Iowa...|
I imagined college would be fun and exciting. But the last 2 years have been absolute hell for me. I hated WashU since the 2nd week of school and tried to transfer out two years in a row. If you are bio major or premed, it will be an awful experience. I was originally a premed art major and switched to gender studies and finally to biology because it was the only major I could fulfil to graduate on time. The premed classes are enough to drive any sane person nuts.
The upper level gender studies professors are arrogant and attempt to shove their gender war agendas down your throat and are not open to new ideas. If you don't agree with them, you fail basically. Which is why I changed majors to biology, which I felt probably had more fair professors.
If you are a biology major or premed, you will have the unfortunate luck of encountering Dr. Tuan-hua Ho, professor for Bio 1. He speaks with an awfully strong accent and if you approach him for help, he will arrogantly reproach you and tell you to read the book.
If you are a chem major or premed, you will also get the luxury of meeting Professor Kit Mao.
Chem 1 and 2 were pretty awful and I have to admit I did not learn an applicable thing from either class. The intro physics class were ok though. I felt that I did gain something from Phys 117/118. The Calculus classes are absolutely horrible though.
If you want to go to med school, do not come here. Your ego will be destroyed and everything you ever learned will be turned upside down and your GPA will probably never get you in. You will probably not even want to be a doctor after you finish the requirements. I genuinely tried and worked hard here but I have always felt that this was not the place for me and I was never happy here. The city of St. Louis is terrible as well. From a big city, I really regret coming to WashU for college. If I could do it again, I would have taken up that full scholarship at UMiami or USC.
|Jun 07 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |