St. Louis — the ideal balance of small-town feel and big-city opportunities

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St. Louis

St. Louis offers endless options when it comes to dining, entertainment, cultural attractions and service opportunities. And it maintains a low cost of living compared to other similarly-sized metropolitan areas.

Why live in St. Louis?

1,371
Acres to explore in Forest Park
$81,000
Average tech salary in St. Louis
No.7
Most affordable city (Forbes)

What will top your list?

Some of the best things about St. Louis are literally just steps from the WashU campus.

Campus is in walking distance to Forest Park and the Delmar Loop. Students can also easily get to the medical campus, Cortex and downtown on the MetroLink.

Learn more about St. Louis

Forest Park
St. Louis Cardinals baseball
Cortex Innovation District
St. Louis concert scene
Delmar Loop

Discover St. Louis 

From the tech scene at Cortex to Cardinals baseball, St. Louis has something for everyone.

Student spotlight

What do you think about living in St. Louis?

"I love it! I’ve heard lots of complaints that there’s nothing to do in St. Louis, but that couldn’t be more wrong. All the free cultural events and venues like the zoo and museums are always a great option. If you’re into craft beer, I think St. Louis is second only to Portland, Oregon, in terms of diversity and quality. Also, the food here is ridiculously good."