What is WashU known for?

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What is WashU known for?

For the sake of clarity, many refer to Washington University in St. Louis as either “WashU” or “WUSTL.” Whatever you call it, WashU is known for its exceptional academics—it consistently ranks in the top 20 national universities—and its devotion to the betterment of its students.

Why is WashU in St. Louis?

In 1976, the words “in St. Louis” were added to the University’s name in order to better identify our institution in the national media. Washington University takes its name from President George Washington.

Is Greek life big at WashU?

Greek life is big, but not too big. It provides most of the social life and parties on campus, although off-campus activities can be found downtown, and in other areas, that are unrelated to greek life.

What are the Midwest Ivies?


  • Carleton College.
  • Case Western Reserve University.
  • Denison University.
  • Grinnell College.
  • Kenyon College.
  • Macalester College.
  • Northwestern University.
  • Oberlin College.

What is the number 1 college in the Midwest?

The highest ranked college in the Midwest is University of Chicago and the top rated public state college is University of Michigan.

Is WashU a party school?

Greek life at the school is existent, but not out of hand, and you will not see hazing or excessive raging on campus, and most of the partying takes part on north campus, away from the typically freshmen and sophomore housing.

Is WashU preppy?

The most popular characterization of WashU students is that we’re all of preppy, white rich kids. Although this stereotype certainly holds some merit–Uggs and boat shoes reign the campus–the student population is somewhat diverse.

Is WashU St Louis a party school?

Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What school is the Ivy League of the Midwest?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois: Urbana/Champaign is a Greene’s Guide Public Ivy.

Is Wash U the Harvard of the Midwest?

Now, it is important to understand the fact that the term “Harvard of the Midwest” is not an official designation.

Who is the Harvard of the Midwest?

Truman stands out amongst colleges throughout the Midwest. There aren’t many schools out there that compare to Truman. They call it the “Harvard of the Midwest” or “Princeton of the Prairie” for a reason.

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