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GGCA Visits ... Washington University in St. Louis

GGCA's College Advisors are constantly visiting colleges ... we've visited more than 400 of them! Recently we took off for St. Louis to visit some wonderful colleges in the Gateway to the West. Now we want to share what we learned about one of those great colleges, Washington University in St. Louis (aka Wash U and WUSTL).

  Some people are confused when we talk about Washington University (aka Wash U, aka WUSTL) and are talking about a college in St. Louis. But trust us … it’s worth talking about. Wash U has always had an excellent reputation for pre-med but there’s so much more.

     At Wash U, you are admitted into one of their undergrad colleges: A&S, McKelvey Engineering, Olin Business, or Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Most students declare a major after enrolling. However, for CS and CSE you MUST list as your 1st-choice major to be considered. AND If you’re not admitted as a freshman, it’s unlikely you’ll be admitted later. For other engineering, you are “engineering undeclared” and later declare a major, except CSE. (TIP: Biomedical Engineering is the most difficult to declare a major in.) Olin Business is a great option with lots to explore. They support the Student Entrepreneurial Program for student owned businesses. Sam Fox is the college to which Architects and artists should apply. Check out WUSTL's Bear Treks which take students to various locations for career development.

    The WUSTL campus is lovely. The buildings are super pleasing to the eye and there are lots of green spaces and gardens. We love South 40 for freshmen and sophomores. Seems like a great place to start your college career. WUSTL has 2 metro stops right on campus and Enterprise Car rental just for students.

      Some Wash U traditions you should check out: All Student Theatre, Give Thanks Give Back, Thurtene Carnival, WILD, WU Stock. Don’t forget the Bee Keeping Club and Butter Churning Club. There’s Greek life – both social and professional - and lots of performing arts. .....

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