Washington University in St. Louis
I’m Caitlyn Cullen.
I’m Lauren Kan.
I live in Chandler Arizona.
San Antonio Texas.
I’m from China.
San Francisco California.
I’m from New Delhi.
When I was looking at colleges,
I was looking for someplace, where, where I could be comfortable,
and also have a lot of opportunities and fun outside of school.
For me personally, I didn’t want a huge school.
Obviously looked around at other schools,
and kept comparing them to Wash U,
and just, I don’t know.
I just love the campus, love the people.
I really wanted an experience,
that I felt I was coming to a community,
and felt like I was going to be surrounded by people who really really wanted to be where they were.
I also knew that I really wanted to be challenged while I was there.
And I wanted to be inspired by the people around me.
I had never heard of Washington University,
my mom put it on my list.
I visited, and I just fell in love.
I really wanted a place that was
nice and friendly and happy and beautiful,
and all of those things definitely led me right here.
8:1 student/faculty ratio17 average class size
I was inspired to come by the reputation of the school.
Wash U had the best research capability for undergraduates to get involved in research.
So it convinced me to go here.
When I got here, I found that there’s a lot more to it than just a name.
They work with you to make sure you have everything in place,
and are really dedicated to giving you the education you want.
I think the hallmark of our curriculum here at Washington University is its flexibility.
Many of our students double major,
or even have a major and two minors.
And you can bring together your disparate interests.
If you want to be an economics major,
but you have a passion for photography,
you can pick up a minor.
Or if you have a special interest,
you can be in the business school, the engineering school,
or the Sam Fox School of Design.
They give me an opportunity to explore,
to choose whatever I want to study,
and to find what I really want to do.
I’m supported by my friends.
I’m supported by my professors.
I’m supported by my plethora of advisors and mentors.
You never feel like you’re in competition with each other.
In fact you feel you’re very much working with each other to get an A together.
Nearly 70% of students pursue more than one major
We try whenever we can to get the learning outside of the classroom.
I went to the Florence, Italy which is amazing,
because we got to learn on–site studying.
Michelangelo and Davinci when in front of the pieces.
There’s so many different places you can study.
I have friends who went to South Africa to print–make,
friends are going to like Copenhagen,
which is really cool.
100+ study abroad programs in more than 50 countries. 18 languages offered.
Every thing is relaxed,
everything is very fun.
And even though there’s good academics,
it’s also very easy to strike a balance between the two-
between a social life and academic life.
That’s what it really means to be a Wash U student-
is walking through the underpass in the morning,
and seeing all the different banners and posters,
and the different events are going on throughout the week.
They have movie nights, they have concerts.
This weekend one of the guys on our floor had an Acapella Concert,
and like half our floor went, just to like go support him.
Which is really nice and it was really awesome.
Events on the swamp like soccer, or volleyball.
Intramural sports here are huge.
It’s always good to go and always fun to watch the games.
I play on the football team.
I’m the captain of the rowing team.
I run cross–country and track.
Women’s basketball is also very strong.
WILD was really fun,
it’s a big concert.
There’s always something to do.
It’s a pretty manageable campus.
Here everything is basically a 10–minute walking distance.
My favorite spot is definitely the Art Library.
It’s always kind of busy and kind of hopping.
And it really gives you like a boost of energy.
I am always in the DUC,
which is like the place where you eat.
I love the South 40.
The South 40 is just basically 40 acres of dormlife,
and it’s awesome because it’s like a community of its own.
I’m kind of blown away every time I walk back there.
The freshman–sophomore eating area is called Bear’s Den.
The food is great.
Sitting down at tables you know having fun hanging out,
really just being able to catch up with everyone.
19 NCAA division Ⅲ varsity sports. 63 Intramural and club sports.
大学校园总是及时雨 我想要的时候 它就来了
I feel like I have the campus when I want it,
but then there’s also so many opportunities to get out into St. Louis,
and to get off campus.
有免费交通一卡通 从第一天起 出行与探索就十分便捷
Having the free Metro Pass makes it easy from day one to kind of go out and exploring,
and see what this city is all about.
Go check out Forest Park.
Go to the Art Museum, History Museum.
The Art Museum is literally five minutes away.
And sledding down that hill on Art Hill
is actually one of my favorite things to do when it snows.
I have a class now that requires me to be at the zoo like every week or so.
Right near The Loop in St. Louis-
it’s a great place to hang out off campus.
It’s just a stretch of restaurants,
and there’s a movie theater,
a concert venue and hotels and stores.
Honestly the biggest surprise for me
is the immediate neighbourhood around Wash U.
The park itself, like running through the park-
it’s I think I don’t know how many times larger than Central Park,
and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
校区占地1370英亩 森林公园是我们的前庭 免费的博物馆 科学中心和动物园
With 1370 acres, Forest Park is our “front yard”. Free museums, science center, & zoo.
Wash U is focused on the community,
and just this message of creating a better world through the things we learn here.
This is a place where you have the opportunity to
take advantages of a lot of different communities and a lot of different groups of people,
and to learn from them, and that learning here is not just all about being in the classroom.
You learn just as much from student groups, as you learn anywhere else.
Thay take what they learn in the classroom, and they apply it on their own initiative
to make the world around them better.
There’s an organization called Books and Basketball,
在那里 你辅导学生 随后一起奔赴球场
where you get to go mentor students by tutoring them and then playing basketball with them.
Relay For Life is a big event that goes to kind of promote cancer awareness,
and raise money for cancer research.
So really everyone’s found some niche,
where they can get really involved in community service,
get involved in fundraising,
and take on responsibilities that they’ve never seen before.
Nearly 70% of students participate in community service.
the Career Center offers everything from simple resume review to mock interviews.
It’s pretty all–encompassing,
and they are there all the time.
They’ve got a lot of programs and a lot of great ways for you to network.
I’m gonna try out Human Capital Consulting at Mercer.
I’ll be working at L’Oreal. I have an internship.
I got an offer from Johnson&Johnson, to work in their R&D Department.
I have friends that are pre–med or even non pre–med
who are doing research or staying in St. Louis and working research labs.
I have a couple of friends who are actually starting companies and starting a business,
or working for a small company somewhere else.
But what’s really cool is that each one of us is doing something slightly different,
in a completely different area of the country.
5000+ internships and jobs posted annually
The biggest reason why you should come to Washington University in St. Louis hands down are the people.
You’re gonna meet a really really incredibly diverse student body from all over the world.
I think it’s really important to come and actually see the campus,
and that’s cause that’s for me, that’s how I knew I wanted to go.
I don’t understand how I got so lucky to go here.
Academically I have grown more than I ever thought I would,
and I ever thought possible.
I feel like Wash U has given me the opportunities to be who I wanted to be,
as a leader, as a student.
I’d be really surprised if anyone came here,
and didn’t meet a student doing something extraordinary.
A college search isn’t a search for a school,
or place that’s going to be on the name of your degree.
It’s a place for your home for the next four years.
It is the best decision I have made.
It’s been great so far, I’m excited for the rest.