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What kind of person should not attend this school?


A kind of person who is anxious, fearful, and insecure about one's capabilities because comparison is a strong factor: It is hard to transitition to WashU where every students seems brillant, academically and physically in good shape, confident and passionate. It would be hard to come to WashU if you were very insecure because you will struggle with many doubts in comparison to your peers.


Two qualities are a must if you want to attend Washington University in St. Louis; a kind heart, and a strong work ethic. If you are a mean spirited person you will not find kindred spirits. An unkind person will not find Wash U a fitting home. In addition, it is invaluable to be willing to put in effort. Academics at Wash U are quite challenging, and without the will to work it will be a tough place to succeed.


The kind of person who should not attend this school is an underachiever who does not care about grades or their future career. This is a very challenging school that will push you beyond your limits to help you excell, but you must be willing to try. In addition, one must not come to this school for the sports or the parties. Academics come first.


Washington University in St. Louis is a rigorous school. Anyone can succeed, however hard work is a part of daily life here. The only kind of person who should not attend this school is the kind that is not willing to put in the effort to take advantage of the resources and opportunities this school offers.


There are plenty of students who have the potential to be admitted to Washington University that may not necessarily succeed. While the University offers a great education and an amazing college experience, it does not come without great effort and work. If a student wishes to simply earn a degree and find a job, there are plenty of universities that can meet that need with a less rigorous course load. Success at WashU does not come easily, so passion is an essential characteristic of the model Washington University student.


I would describe the type of person who should not attend Wash U as lazy, not driven, conservative towards other cultures and religions, and close-minded. Essentially, if a person is not willing to make school work a major priority (versus work, sports, social activities, etc), they will not succeed at Wash U and will flunk out. A person who does not like the cold will also not enjoy Wash U since most of the school year it is very cold.


I don't think any kind of person should not attend this school. However, if you're close-minded and don't enjoy interacting with and being friends with people of all backgrounds, this school might not be for you. No, my school isn't the most diverse that you could choose, but there's a level of friendliness and acceptance towards everyone that attends.


Someone who is not motivated or hard working should not attend this school. Washington University in St. Louis is a very demanding university and someone who comes here must be dedicated to obtain decent grades.


If someone that is not commited to hardwork, and is not willing to put in the time and effort it truly takes to learn the material, they should reconsider going to Washington University in St. Louis beuase it takes perseverane to attend this University.


Washington University prides itself on having a rigorous curriculum as well as a cooperative and friendly student body. In order to benefit the most from this community, students are expected to possess a certain level of open-mindedness and self-motivation. With this in mind, people that are unwilling to put forth a great deal of effort towards their academics, or those that thrive in a more competitive environment, would most likely encounter struggles as a student at Washington University.


Student's uninterested in working with diligence and dedication in their classes should not attend Washington University. The educational caliber at Washington University is very high, which means that courses are challenging, but also very worth the effort necessary to suceed. I think it is also important to attend Washington University with an open mindset. Without one, student will miss out on making friends from different backgrounds and taking advantage of rewarding leadership and volunteer activities outside of one's comfort zone.


People who are judge others for their actions, beliefs or ideas without first knowing the reasoning behind their actions shoudl not attend this university. Students who are hoping to party several times during the week and still make top grades should consider other schools. A person who beliefs they are too smart to go to class or routinely study the material being covered in their classes.


People doesn't like tense study atomosphere shouldn't come. And if you can not stand living far from posperous city, you definitely should not come.


Someone who does not want to be in an academically rigorous environment would not fit in at Wash U. Everyone here is very smart and works hard for what they have. That being said, it is not an academically competitive environment, so those who thrive on cuthroat competition should be aware that students here tend to help each other rather than try to compete to get to the top.


Someone should not attend this school if they are looking for a school where people party all of the time, although there are plenty of parties, you will find that nearly everybody also works very hard.


Wash U is one of the most intense, rigorous, and academically challenging schools in the country. But almost all of the students here love it that way. Furthermore, they truly want their peers to succeed - that's right, not competitive. There are study groups everywhere, whether formal or informal. Need help? Just ask somebody. We work hard, we play hard (everyone is involved in extracurriculars). It's the best type of life. If a person is competitive or is focused solely on academic work and is unconcerned with friends and extracurriculars, he or she might not enjoy WashU.


Someone who is looking to continue to coast by on natural talent should not consider Wash U. Washington University students work hard every day and every night to do as well as they do in classes and in the community. A Wash U student must be motivated to learn, to succeed, and to make a difference on campus and in the St. Louis neighborhood, while still enjoying himself or herself during his or her free time.


First and foremost, if a student does not feel well-prepared for a demanding college curriculum and workload, Wash U is not the school for him or her. Secondly, Wash U would not be a good fit for a student who feels more comfortable in a familiar, safe environment where everyone has a similar background and similar experiences. Finally, a student who wishes to commute from home or spend as little time on campus as possible would not feel very comfortable at Wash U, especially as a freshman, when the majority of activities take place on campus.


The only sort of person who should not attend Washington University in St. Louis is someone who has a lazy work ethic. If they are not willing to dive into their life at the university one-hundred percent, then they do not belong here. Furthermore, someone who is not passionate should not attend because the university is full of opportunities for those passionate about their futures.


If someone is unmovitaved and unambitious they should not attend this school. Washington University in St. Louis is very grueling academically and unless you are motivated to do well it is difficult to do so.


Someone who doesn't take themselves seriously accademically would not fit in here. The school is tough but there are lots of ways to relax. So if you are willing to put in the hard work you should consider coming here.


Someone who is unfriendly, intolerant, homophobic, unmotivated, loves big footbal games, or needs to be babied.


Any closeted intellectual. WashU is a well regarded university for Ivy League like students that still want to have fun at college.


A person who isn't motivated, not only academically, but motivated to be involved, to make a difference, to work hard and dreams of changing the world. A person who doesn't want to learn how to balance their life between school and all the other important things in life should also not come.


Closeminded, racist, slacker


Someone very against alcohol, strong conservatives


Anyone looking for school spirit.


Someone who gets upset about elitism


Washington University in St. Louis (also called WashU) ecompasses and embraces every type of person. I have friends who are from different countries, who have different religious views and who are of different sexualities and we all get along very well! WashU students take pride in the fact that our school is so diverse - that is what makes going here so interesting! I can always learn something new from the different types of people who attend this school. We have several student groups devoted to spreading diversity and promoting events such as Divali, a Hindu festival, or Gay Awareness Week.


Don't attend Wash. U. if you're looking for a really easy time. It's a good school, but expects you to work.


unmotivated students


Someone that is extremely competitive and doesn't want to get involved in campus activities, especially community service.


One with a drive and ambition, and belief that hard work will bring big rewards - one that places high value on learning, creativity, and academic and self-actualization successes. Almost nothing is impossible here, there are tremendous opportunities for everyone.