St. Louis

St. Louis’ affordability and friendly character make it an attractive location for graduate students. The fun and culture of a big city are here, but living is easy and affordable. The university helps by providing students a free pass to the metro-area public transportation system — MetroBus and MetroLink lightrail.

The Washington University Medical Center campus is located in the cosmopolitan Central West End neighborhood with its eclectic bookstores, coffee houses and sidewalk cafes. Housing options include affordable apartments in the Central West End and the School of Medicine’s Core Apartment Residences Hall on campus.

View of Washington University Medical Campus from Forest Park

St. Louis has much to offer the arts lover, including plentiful music venues and museums. Sports fans enjoy St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.


St. Louis’ outdoor activities can be found in and around the metropolitan area; bike trails line both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and the Ozark mountains and river valleys are perfect for backpacking, camping, fishing and canoeing.

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