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Washington University in St. Louis

Educational Resources

Libraries

Fourteen libraries. Government document repository.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,694,504 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 44,806 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,355,312 microforms.
  • 74,196 Audio/Visual items.
  • 124,094 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery, business/economics experimental lab, botanical garden, teaching/learning center, student enterprise zone, NASA planetary imaging facility, TAP reactor system, triple monochromator, Computer Automated Radioactive Particle Tracking and gamma ray Computed Tomography, observatory, Edison Theatre, lab science building, outdoor Tyson Research Center.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 1,250 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 300 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,500 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 7,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 90% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 73% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 53% of housing units are Singles.
  • 34% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 11% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 201 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 90% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 97% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Thurteen Carnival; W. I. L. D (Concert festival); Homecoming
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 200 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Chimes, Delta Sigma Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Lambda Alpha, Lambda Sigma, Lock & Chain, Mortar Board, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Betta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Psi, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi, and many others.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Student Association, Baptist Student Union, Christian Science Organization, Hillel House, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Islamic Society, Lutheran Student Movement, Newman Center, Wesley Foundation, other religious groups.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Association of Black Students, Association of Latin American Students, Japanese Club, Business Minority Council, Black Law Student Association, Black Panhellenic Council, Black Pre-Med Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Cosmopolitan Club, International Students, ASHOKA, Middle East Society, Heisei Japan Club, Asian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Taiwanese Student Associations, and many others.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chamber music ensemble, orchestra, bands, choir, madrigal singers, dance theatre, musical theatre groups, drama groups, crafts fair, Campus Y social services group, departmental groups.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Life/published three days per week.

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 26% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 17% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 12 fraternities
  • 11 fraternity houses
  • 25% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 6 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 25% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (St. Louis University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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