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Washington University in St Louis Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 853 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

University Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,965)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,538)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 159 131 Yes Yes
Baseball 44 - Yes -
Basketball 24 22 Yes Yes
Football 94 - - -
Golf - 9 Yes -
Soccer 43 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 16 Yes Yes
Swimming 23 24 - -
Tennis 14 12 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.8%
Hispanic 2.5%
Non-resident alien 12.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 18
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrew from Dahlgren, IL
  • 5
  • The dorms on campus, even the older, traditional housing, are amazing. Each room comes with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, dresser, desk, and chair. The rooms aren't huge but are bigger than…

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  • Mary from Omaha, NE
  • 3
  • WashU has lots of great dorms. I can't really speak to that. I was placed in a dorm that I wasn't happy with: it was old and an uncomfortable place…

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  • Avishek from India
  • 4
  • The dorm life is, in a word, fantastic. Both types of dorms, modern and traditional have their own distinct advantages and cater to different types of students. Traditional dorms are…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anon
  • I am a current student here

    The food staff work very hard and the food is of much better quality than you would expect on a college campus, but it's the same options every day, and no one wants to eat the same thing all the time.

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  • 5
  • Kira
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Lots of options. I actually ate on campus and the food was very good and reasonably priced. Make sure to check the times that the dining hall is open though.

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  • 5
  • Annelese from Orlando, FL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food here was excellent, if I do come here I will have to be wary of the freshman fifteen!

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  • 5
  • Grace from Branson, MO
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are so many choices! Not only is there a lot of variety among your choice of cuisine, there are multiple locations around campus to grab a bite to eat.

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  • 5
  • rachel
  • I am a current student here

    lots of high quality food, lots of options, caters to all needs

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  • 5
  • Allie from St. Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Best food on a college campus I've ever had. There are so many options and the workers really cater to each individual's needs.

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  • 5
  • -
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    ^^^ see above

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  • 3
  • Mary from Omaha, NE
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone claims to love the food. I wasn't crazy about it. But there are lots of really great options and all different kinds of food. It's definitely a step up from high school cafeterias, but it can get a little repetitive. I encourage you venture out every now and then to find all the really great restaurants off campus.

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  • 5
  • Jason
  • I am a current student here

    The food is ranked some of the best in the country, and is truly at that high caliber. All the food is freshly prepared in front of you, so you know you are getting authentic cooking. There are many delicious options and extremely friendly staff that make WashU dining fantastic.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Brooke from Plano, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Joining my sorority has opened me up to new people and new experiences. Greek Life is so laid back and does not detract from focusing on academics.

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  • 0
  • rachel
  • I am a current student here

    prevalent if you want it but not too huge

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life encompasses about 25-30% of the students at WashU and mostly consists of the students that like to drink and go out a lot. However, fraternities and sororities also focus on alumni connections and philanthropy. However, many students who don't join Greek life also go out and enjoy not having to pay the dues and attend certain events. It really depends what you are looking for, and I guarantee that since the students here are so diverse, one can always find a social niche that fits them.

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  • 0
  • Avishek from India
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty prominent at WashU, but doesn't really dominate the social scene in any way. There are a bunch of fraternities, both on and off campus, and a fair percentage of the student body joins them.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Yukon, OK
  • I am a current student here

    Although Greek life plays a lesser role here at WashU than our southern counterparts, roughly 30-35% of WashU students participate in Greek life in some way. They offer a community where you can meet upperclassmen or lowerclassmen and foster a sense of friendship, provide leadership opportunities, and perform service work in the community. You never feel heavily pressured to become apart of Greek life, and deferred rush (rush in the spring semester) allows you to have time to figure out whether Greek Life is right for you.

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  • 0
  • Arianna from Little Rock, AR
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I believe 25% of students participate in Greek life. As the tour guides usually say, If you want to participate, it's there. However, it isn't such an overwhelming part of campus that you'll feel like an outsider if you don't want to participate.

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  • 0
  • Lydia from Leawood, KS
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life has been growing steadily. Although I personally am not involved several of my friends are and love it. The sorority program here is particularly strong

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  • 0
  • Monica from Clearwater, FL
  • I am a current student here

    About 30% of the student body participates in Greek Life. Among the more social students that frequent local bars, clubs, and campus parties, the percentage is much higher. The sororities and fraternities are all very inclusive, however, and belonging to one is not necessary to participate in most events.

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